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The Help We Need From Clergy
The Help We Can Provide Clergy

As you are probably aware by now, our goal is to help alleviate the situation faced by Christians in the Holy Land, and thus to help to stem the tide of Christian emigration from the Holy Land through helping to form and sustain connections between Christians living outside the Holy Land and those living in the Holy Land. 

However,  sad to say, the fact is that few Christians outside the Holy Land are aware that there are Christians living today in the Holy Land, fewer still are aware of their situation and, most sadly, even fewer care. 

Because of this, first efforts must be principally educational.  More ambitious goals will follow, but for now we need to educate our brethren and sisters of the existence of Christians living in the Holy Land and their plight.

We are asking for help from clergy and we are asking clergy to let us help them.

First we are asking you to get informed about the situation  facing the Christian communities in the Holy Land and to keep yourself informed.

To that end we ask you to become a fan of our Facebook page,  and/or to follow us on Twitter, and/or to follow our Blog and/or subscribe to our newsletter.  You can do any or all of this by following the links at the bottom of this page.

Second, we are asking you to help get your congregation connected with Christians in the Holy Land and to get them informed and to help keep them informed through your sermons, your newsletters and your other communications with your congregation. 

To that end we can provide you with material for your sermons, posters for your bulletin boards,  “ads” and stories for your newsletters and more.  To receive our materials (there is no charge for this) including our newsletter for clergy to keep you abreast of current developments in the Holy Land affecting the Christian Communities there, simply send us an email with your name, your address and your email address.  You can click on the following links to view and print out some past materials we have sent to participating clergy.

Sermon 1: Christians in the Holy Land: An Introductory Sermon

Sermon 2: Christians in the Holy Land: The Search for Identity

Sermon 3: A Christmas Sermon

A Prayer for Christians in the Holy Land

A Poster for Your Bulletin Board

An “Ad” for Your Newsletter

Sermon 4: A Christmas Sermon 2010

In agreeing to receive our materials or to help us in any way you are not obligating your self to any extent.  Do as much or as little as you can or desire. Here are a few you can be doing, if you so chose:

  • Include in your sermons information about the situation facing the Christians in the Holy Land and do so as often as you are willing

  • Include in your services each Sunday a prayer for Christians living in the Holy Land.

  • Encourage your congregation to support local Christian charities in the Holy Land and to connect with them. 

To that end we serve as a conduit for a few of them that do not have the ability to raise funds in the US on a tax exempt basis.  To view some of them click here.

  • Encourage your congregation to participate in the dedication of the Christian Forest on Mt Tabor on the occasion of their Christian lifecycle events and other Christian, family and community events and occasions in order to:

Demonstrate the connection with, and support of, the Christian Communities in the  Holy Land, 

Celebrate
the Christian history and future in the Holy Land and

Evidence
the determination of Christian Communities outside the Holy Land to stand by and with the Christian Communities in the Holy Land.

  • For more information on the Christian Forest on Mount Tabor click here.

  • Place articles from time to time in your newsletter

  • Place an “ad” in your newsletter, on a regular basis, and/or a poster on your bulletin board,   reminding your congregants of the plight of the Christians in the Holy Land.

    Encourage your fellow clergy to get involved also
    .

In short we are asking you to help us, and let us help you, to:

Create connections between Christians living outside the Holy Land and those living in the Holy Land.  Help us to:

Stimulate ongoing, lifelong connections between Christian communities in North America and the Holy Land and the Christian Communities there by connecting individuals.  By making it very personal. 

Show, and provide, the Christian communities in the Holy Land with the kinds of moral, spiritual and tangible support that will encourage them to remain in the Holy Land and encourage those who left to return.

Build support among the Christian communities in the US that can serve to stay the hands of those who would treat Christians in the Holy Land in ways that encourage them to leave.

Support and strengthen local institutions in the Holy Land that can positively affect the quality of life for Christians in the Holy Land.

For more information about how you and your congregation can help,
click here to send us an email.