Peacemaking through Understanding, Respect and Friendship with the Middle East and the Muslim World
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Bethlehem Christmas Card Exchange Instructions
Thanks for your interest in our Card exchange! Here's more about how it works:
While individuals can participate, this is an ideal project for a congregation or other group.
Plan a time for people to sign the cards. More than one person can sign a card, of course. Coffee hour after church is an ideal time.
Remember that publicity will help. Include the card signing in your bulletin, website and social media.
This would be an ideal time to your group to learn more about Christians living in the West Bank.
If you're not a church group, you're welcome to participate, too!
Signing the Cards
You can simply buy a box of crds to sign or, if you're feeling creative, you can create your own cards! We'd love to have children be part of this unique learning experience, but no "refrigerator door art" cards by children, please!
We suggest small and medium-sized cards. Remember that it costs money to send the cards to Bethlehem by express air mail!
Sign and then print your name. First name only or first and last as you wish. Please print any short message you wish to include instead of using script.
Mailing the Cards
+ If you like, you may include a photo of yourself and your group
+Please include a stamped self-addressed manila envelop along with your cards for us to use to mail the cards from Bethlehem back to you.
+In order for us to complete this Exchange on time, we will need to receive your cards by Friday, November 19.
Since there are expenses involved in this project, we would appreciate any contribution you can make to Common Humanity. We invite you to also make a contribution to the Bethlehem Bible College. They have an office in the U.S. and you can mail your tax-deductible contribution to them. (See address below.)
+Questions? Email your questions to email@example.com. For more about the work on Common Humanity, please visit our website CommonHumanity.org
+To learn more about the work of Bethlehem Bible College and the students there who will be sending you a card, please visit their website: bethbc.edu
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Name of individual or church or organization: ______________________________________
Contact person: Name _____________________________ Email_____________________
Contribution for Bethlehem Bible College __________(tax deductible)
Or you may send your tax-deductible contribution to Bethlehem Bible College directly to:
Bethlehem Bible College, 614-C South Bus. IH-35, New Braunfels, TX 78130
Contribution to Common Humanity for expenses of this project __________(not tax deductible)
Contribution to the overall work of Common Humanity __________(tax deductible)
__Check if we may include your congregation on our website as a participant in this exchange
Mail this form along with your cards to: Common Humanity
310 Riverside Drive, Suite 511
New York, NY 10025
Remember: In order for us to complete this Exchange on time,
we will need to receive your cards by Friday, November 19!