A faith-based ministry supporting the only K-12 Evangelical Christian School in Israel.
FON wishes you a glorious Christmas season that focuses on one of the more meaningful events in history - the birth of Jesus! From conception to His resurrection, God made Himself known in the flesh! All human...all God! What a wondrous and unparalleled event.

It is intriguing to think about Luke 2:18...and ALL who heard it wondered. Mary and Joseph were in Bethlehem for the census. They most likely were in the lowest part of a family member's home where the animals were kept. It is unlikely that Mary and Joseph were alone, but that many, many family members and friends were there to witness the result of this couple's assumed premarital relationship. Had Mary and Joseph shared with their family and friends the uniqueness of this pregnancy???? We don't know. But, we can safely assume that if so, they were not believed.

But, God! Not only did He impregnate Mary, a young Jewish virgin, but He also brought an unlikely group of straggly young shepherds from the fields into Bethlehem to find the couple and the newborn child. God, like most new earthly fathers, wanted to shout from the heavens that His son was born on earth! He sent a multitude of angels to make the announcement. These shepherds reiterated what the angels announced to them. And, ALL who heard wondered.

This same child lives today as a Risen Savior sent to redeem the world. Hallelujah, what a Savior!

May each of you enjoy God's unfailing love this holiday season!

Note: Annually, FON asks students to create a drawing for its Christmas card. This year, Aleen Nasser, a 9th grader, provided us with this beautiful silhouette drawing. She captured the story with a unique piece of art. Thank you, Aleen!
2020 4th Qtr Matching Campaign
Thank you to those who have given generously to FON's 4th Qtr $125,000 matching campaign. As of this writing, FON has received about 42% of the match. Well, Glory!

All donations received through midnight December 31, 2020, will be matched up to $125,000. You can donate at www.friendsofnazareth.org or mail a donation to the address below.

Proceeds from this matching gift will be used to continue with major repairs that are needed on the NBS main campus - roof, windows, etc. The ministry of NBS needs to be conducted in an environment that is free from mold, mildew, rain infiltration, etc. Your gifts help FON/NBS keep the campus a safe and attractive place for Evangelical Christian education in the hometown of Jesus.
Friends of Nazareth
219 Simpson Street
Florence, AL 35630
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Friends of Nazareth
Friends of Nazareth (FON), A Nazareth Educational Ministries Association (NEMA) Corporation, is a n0n-profit corporation. It is operated exclusively for educational and charitable purposes within the meaning of Section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, or the corresponding section of any future Federal tax code. Our tax ID is: 59-3800059.

FON reserves the right to withhold up to 5% of designated donations for administration.
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(Donated appreciated stock may reduce one's taxes)

Please contact the NEMA-FON broker for assistance.
John Dupuis
Wells Fargo Investments
201 N. Court Street
Florence, AL 35630


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Friends of Nazareth
219 Simpson Street
Florence, AL 35630