May 25, 2010
Grace and peace from your sisters and brothers in the United Methodists' Holy Land Task Force!
We are United Methodists, both laity and clergy, with a deep concern for the people of the Holy Land, and we have heeded the urgent calls from Israel and Palestine for help in achieving a just peace for both the Israelis and the Palestinians. We are a task force of the Cal-Pac Board of Church & Society, and you can learn more about us at our newly published website: www.umhltf.org.
We are sending you some resources for the upcoming World Week for Peace in Palestine Israel (WWPPI), May 29 - June 4, a global call to action from the World Council of Churches.
We invite you and your churches to announce the World Week for Peace on Peace with Justice Sunday - May 30th, and to participate in worldwide action that week or in the weeks following.
Would you like to have an educational event?
Ready to become an advocate right now?
We have resources to make that easy to do.
See attached to this email our color brochure and flyer, and 2 sizes of Sunday bulletin inserts. Visit our website: www.umhltf.org, to find the color documents in black and white. There you can download all our materials for WWPPI and more resources from the World Council of Churches.
You also will find information to help you learn about the history and current issues of the Middle East conflict, practical suggestions for holding an event at your church, and much, much more.
This mailing, our first, is going to people whom we believe have concern for the Palestinian and Israeli people and want to help them achieve peace and reconciliation, as well as to church offices and leaders throughout the California-Pacific Conference.
We hope clergy, lay leaders, and church administrators would like to continue receiving our emails in order to have timely information on the Middle East for your congregations and organizations. Please forward this email to all those you think would be interested, and share it with others on Facebook and elsewhere.
Your assistance in providing your members and contacts with our Middle East information will be greatly appreciated, a valuable aid in building a strong United Methodist movement for justice and peace in the Holy Land. Working together with Americans across the country and people of faith around the world, we have significant power to influence government policies at home and abroad.
If you would like for your email address to be removed from our list, just let us know in a reply to this email - or any future ones - and we will take care of that immediately.
We hope to have a long and fruitful correspondence with you, and we are sensitive to the need to limit our emails; we usually would be in touch on a monthly basis.
Your partners in praying and working for peace,
United Methodists' Holy Land Task Force
Click here to read about our vision, our mission, and who we are. Don't forget to download the attachments to this email. If you have any problem with those, they all are available at our website, as you will see on our home page: www.umhltf.org