Registration deadline near for Feb. 23 Israel-Palestine workshop

February 13, 2008

The Rev. Sandra Olewine will lead a Saturday, February 23 intergenerational workshop at New Vision United Methodist Church in Millbrae, California, based on her nearly ten years in Israel and Palestine. The workshop will be conducted 9 a.m.-4 p.m. with a break for lunch.


Olewine lived in both Jerusalem and Bethlehem, working with residents and visitors to help create a sense of solidarity among the diverse communities. She has received numerous awards in recognition of her work for peace and justice in the Middle East.


Through this workshop she hopes to generate a better understanding of the complexities that are present in the Middle East and share how we can help through acts of compassion, justice and mercy. There will be small group interaction and discussion along with activities.


The deadline to register is February 18. Download event flyer for registration details and further information.


Rev. Olewine is a member of the California-Pacific Annual Conference, now assigned to start a new ministry called “The Neighbor,” a United Methodist community church in the urban center of Long Beach, California. A graduate of the Claremont School of Theology, she has been a pastor and missionary for more than 20 years and served for 9 ½ years as the UM Church Liaison to Jerusalem through the General Board of Global Ministries.


In addition to leading the workshop Rev. Olewine will preach at New Vision UMC’s 9:30 a.m. Sunday service on Feb. 24.