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Fellowship and celebrations

December 2005 Ramallah Friends and international volunteers planted trees in garden around the Meetinghouse and Annex.


Discussing the planting of trees in the garden


Jean Zaru at Ramallah Friends Meetinghouse after tree planting

October 29, 2006, a group of Friends and friends of Deborah “Misty” Gerner held a memorial service in the Ramallah Meetinghouse in celebration of her life, work, and commitment to the rights of Palestinians.

November 5, 2006, Ramallah Friends welcomed participants from the International Sabeel Conference to Meeting for Worship and hosted the group for lunch.


Ramallah Friends host Sabeel Conference participants for lunch - Nov 5, 2005


Ramallah Friends host Sabeel conference participants for lunch - Nov 5, 2006


Ramallah Friends host Sabeel conference participants for lunch - Nov 5, 2006

Volunteers
Wilbur and Lorie Wood spent a month (November 10 – December 10, 2006) volunteering their time and energy at the Friends International Center in Ramallah. During that time they became part of the life of the Center. They prepared the garden for winter, helped prepare for groups coming to FICR, helped host events at FICR, prepared an e-mail list, and did the many jobs that needed to be done around the Center.




Wilber Wood gets people to sing Christmas Carols - Dec 3, 2006

December 3, 2006 an Advent celebration was held. Ramallah Friends Meeting invited members of the Ramallah community to celebrate the beginning of the advent season with singing of Christmas carols in English and Arabic and with a time of fellowship.


Advent singing Christmas Carols - Dec 3, 2006


Singing Christmas Carols with Don Hutchison on the organ - Dec, 2006


Singing Christmas Carols - Dec 3, 2006


Don Hutchison & Jean Zaru at Christmas Carol sing - Dec 3, 2006

December 20, 2006 a classical concert was given by Kamandjati, a group that teaches music appreciation to Palestinian youth. The Meetinghouse provided an intimate setting for the chamber music concert.






concert by Kamandjati, December 20, 2006

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