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The Church of the Nativity and Manger Square’s Christmas tree on a December 2020 evening. (Photo by Douglas Dicks)

Christmas 2020 from Bethlehem

We are sharing some of the Christmas story, where it all began, and then taking you on a journey to today’s Bethlehem to see some of the current reality on the ground and to hear from some of our friends and partners who live in the contemporary Bethlehem, Beit Sahour and Beit Jala.


A Message from World Mission

Presbyterians do mission in partnership. We believe that doing mission in partnership broadens our awareness of how interconnectional God’s mission is at the local, national and global levels. The one table around which we gather is God’s table and the one mission to which we are called is God’s mission.

In more than 50 countries around the world, we partner with local churches and faith communities bound by our fundamental unity in our Lord Jesus, bringing together U.S. congregations and mid-councils with our brother and sisters in Christ around the world.

True mission partnership does not focus on giving and getting, but on building relationships, learning from one another and walking together in faith and friendship. In nearly every country we have found areas of similar challenges and ways to create collaborative solutions. We are learning the strengths of each other’s systems so that together we can build the body of Christ in both places.

From the neighborhood to the world, our joint mission of cross-cultural service is always, changing, growing and evolving. We will continue to nurture those partnerships in ways that result in maximum collective impact.

Every year at Christmas our hearts and minds turn to the Biblical Bethlehem, and the story from Luke of Angels visiting humble shepherds, telling them to “Fear not”.

The story continues with the birth of the Christ Child in Bethlehem.

But what of the people who call Bethlehem home today? What are their hopes? And fears?

And how has the landscape of the Holy Land changed over the past 2,000 years since that first Christmas?

Come and See!

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