Advent Peace Box

Order your Advent Peace Box today (scroll down to The United Church of Canada options on the order form). Order by November 19 to ensure delivery in time for Advent! Consignment pricing is available—pay half of the total cost up front, then half once all products are sold. The final payment is due by February 1, 2016.

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Support peace in Palestine and Israel, and involve all generations in becoming a justice-seeking church. Our popular Advent Peace Box, a practical tool for worship and study, is back for 2015 along with new intergenerational worship, sermon, and workshop resources. The Peace Box’s accompanying online resources can be used for one or all four Sundays in Advent in worship, at a meeting, at a coffee time, or any other time that works for you.

Use or adapt these Advent resources[PDF: 36 pp/664 KB] specifically created for the Peace Box.

Two versions of the Peace Box are available. The individual items in your Peace Box can be offered for consignment sale, or you can buy them yourself, at the following prices:

  • Standard Peace Box
    750 ml bottle olive oil (5 enclosed, $21 each)
    Za’atar thyme herb mix (2 enclosed, $5 each)
    bar of olive oil soap (2 enclosed, $5 each)
    Total: $125
  • Community Peace Box
    750 ml bottle olive oil (10 enclosed, $20 each)
    Za’atar thyme herb mix (4 enclosed, $5 each)
    bar of olive oil soap (4 enclosed, $5 each)
    Total: $240

These make wonderful gifts and allow you to promote Zatoun in your community while advocating for economic justice for Palestinians.

  • Offer them for sale after worship.
  • Sell them at an alternative giving fair.
  • They make great Christmas or housewarming presents.

To ensure that everyone in your network receives information about the 2015 Advent Peace Box, we would ask you to circulate this to your e-mail distribution lists, as well as make an announcement about the Peace Box at your next UCW meeting. Although this may result in some receiving the message more than once, we hope this will enable us to reach as many of you as possible.

For over 10 years, Canadians working for a just peace in Israel and Palestine have been purchasing and distributing Zatoun olive oil and other products (soap, herbs, embroidered craft items) as a means of advocating for economic justice for Palestinians and supporting Palestinian livelihoods. Plus, they enjoy the high-quality olive oil and other products!

This is a part of the Unsettling Goods: Choose Peace in Palestine and Israel campaign.

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