Location: Weber Conference Center — 1257 E. Siena Heights Dr., Adrian, MI 49221
7:30 – 8:45 p.m. Breakfast
9:00 a.m. Convening of the Assembly
Call to Order
Stated Clerk’s Report
9:20 a.m. Synod Executive’s Report
9:30 a.m. Peacemaking & Justice Committee Report
9:50 a.m. Treasurer’s Report
9:55 a.m. Committee on Representation and Inclusiveness
10:00 a.m. Break
10:15 a.m. Moderators’ Committee Report
10:50 a.m. Old Business
10:55 a.m. New Business
11:00 a.m. Closing Prayer and Adjournment
11:30 a.m. Lunch
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The angel said to the shepherds: “I bring you good tidings that will spread great joy to all people. Today in the town of David, a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord.” (Luke 2:11)
Friday November 2, 2018- 1:00 to 5:00 pm
At Christ Presbyterian Church
4225 Sylvania Ave. Toledo, OH 43623
Since 2001 Israel through its military and settlers in the West Bank and Gaza has uprooted and taken, burnt and destroyed hundreds of thousands of olive trees that belong to Palestinian farmers who depend on the olive tree for their livelihood.
As an act of solidarity and support The Synod of the Covenant hopes to join individuals and many other organizations including churches, church related organizations from around the world to help Palestinian farmers keep Hope Alive by distributing and planting olive trees.
The Campaign, though its network of friends and partners brings awareness about Palestine and encourages others to get involved. The Campaign serves both an educational, lobbying, and advocacy tool, which target policies that continue to support the ongoing land confiscation, and also serves to stabilize the Palestinian farmers’ economic situation by allowing them to continue to stay on their land and provide a livelihood.
In addition to donating trees, there are two other ways to Keep Hope Alive. One is planting the trees that have been donated – and this occurs in February. And the other is the harvesting of the olives, which occurs in early October. Settlers and the Israeli military frequently interfere with the harvest and the settlers quite often steel the harvest. I had the privilege of joining this campaign several years ago. It was an extremely meaningful experience. We had the opportunity to pick olives with 70 other individuals from many counties including the United States. One of my fellow pickers was the daughter of Holocaust survivors and she reached out to me to let me know how important it was for her to help the Palestinians in their steadfastness.
In spite of the destruction of the very foundations of their existence, Palestinian women, men and children are committed to rebuilding their society without the use of violence. They need our support and involvement.
I hope you will donate to this meaningful activity and I encourage you to travel to Palestine and take part in either the planting or the harvesting of the olive tree. I think you will find it to be a life altering experience.
Keep Hope Alive Campaign — http://jai-pal.org/index.php/en/campaigns/olive-tree-campaign/sponsor-trees