All Good Things…

By Dorothy Jean Weaver Greetings, friends! This is just a brief and final note to let you know that we have now arrived home, safely and with deep gratitude, from our Middle East sojourn in Israel/Palestine. Last Friday morning, May 27, we enjoyed a final retreat and a closing Communion Service together at our lodgings....

We are safe

By Dorothy Jean Weaver We are safe, well, and still happy to be here, even as the “real world” encroaches in ways that we could not have predicted. Our latest EMS blog comes from Bethlehem on an evening when we are aware of unrest and violence in many places within this region, both within Israel/Palestine....

Not Just Another Day

By Chris Carpenter Each day here brings new adventures and today we experienced some more “firsts”. This was the first time we spent the entire day away from the Jerusalem & Bethlehem areas. We traveled south to Jericho, one of the oldest cities in the world, on a recently opened road built over the original....

Pilgrimage

By Sue Harding Greetings after one whole week in the Holy Land! It is another bright sunny day, but cool, not as windy as yesterday.  A cool day for a long, 6-hour pilgrimage. On our way to checkpoint to enter Jerusalem we said the Lord’s prayer in English and Greek, as security was on high....