Event Details

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Noon to 3:00 pm – Art Exhibit on display

1:00 pm – brief Good Friday liturgy and “How Are the Children?” Part I (41 minutes)

2:00 pm – brief Good Friday liturgy and “How Are the Children” Part II (29 minutes)

Art Exhibit – Loren McGrail will be present during this time!

Rev. Loren McGrail is a minister, theologian, and poet/artist who served the YWCA of Palestine as one of the United Church of Christ Global Ministries mission co-workers in Israel/Palestine. Her work focused on advocacy and she was the coordinator of the Fabric of Our Lives Project which calls attention to Palestinian refugees. She served in this capacity for five years and is the creator of this art exhibit. Her art—Assemblage, and writings reflect her witness in the land all call holy. She uses found and broken objects to make art in response to the events that affect her and the communities she has served. Follow the numbered exhibits – One through Sixteen – as a Lenten pilgrimage, a Via Dolorosa through the lens of the common people of Palestine.

UCC video – “How Are the Children?”

“Palestinian Children in Israeli Military Detention”

In 2017 delegates to the UCC General Synod overwhelmingly passed a Resolution of Witness calling for an end to the ill-treatment of Palestinian children incarcerated in Israeli military prisons. This video addresses this issue and includes personal testimonies from national executive leaders John Dorhauer, Traci Blackmon, James Moos, and the exhibit artist Loren McGrail. This is a two part video with Part I offered at 1:00 pm and Part II at 2:00 pm (See schedule above.) NOTE: this video includes images of children being arrested by heavily armed military personnel.

Come for any part of this experience between noon and 3:00 pm.


Echoing the theme of “How Are the Children?” free child care will be offered in the St. Paul’s nursery from noon to 3:00 pm, with snacks provided. Please RSVP regarding childcare for St. Paul’s to plan on staffing and food: tim@stpucc.org or 206 / 783-6733.