Are you still looking for the perfect gift for the cooks on your Christmas list? The Social Action and Awareness Commission (SAAC) thinks we have the answer! Cooks will love the olive oil and olive products we will sell during Advent. SAAC will join an interdenominational network of 19 churches, headed by the Middle-East Committee of Westmoreland Congregational UCC, to offer these products imported directly from an organic farm near Bethlehem.
First Church will offer one liter and ½ liter bottles of olive oil, olive Tapenade (chopped olives in olive oil), soap, and beautifully illustrated cookbooks. All funds will go to “Tent of Nations,” an organic farm near Bethlehem, owned by the Palestinian Christian Nassar family, since 1916. The farm uses funds to plant and replant trees and build bridges between neighboring Jewish and Muslim communities.
Many international organizations and individuals back the Tent of Nations in their struggle for justice, and to maintain the presence of a Christian Palestinian family on land in the West Bank. They consider their presence as a symbol of Palestinian independence and culture.
SAAC will begin sales at the concert of the Jordanian singing troupe Dozan Wa Awtar, that will be hosted by First Church at 6:30 pm on November 14, 2018. We will also sell each Sunday in Advent.
$20 per1/2 liter bottle
$30 per one liter can
$120 for case of 6 bottles
$10 for Olive Tapenade
$6 for Zaatar Soap