Holy Land Travel / Friends of BSB Trips

Friends of BSB Trips

Sacred Journey to Israel-Palestine – Fitchburg Memorial UCC and the Southwest Association

April 20-30, 2017

Since 2004, Fitchburg Memorial UCC and the Southwest Association have had a partnership with Christmas Lutheran Church in Bethlehem. Our partnership was created to provide an opportunity to learn about and connect with our sisters and brothers who live in this sacred place and who struggle to live out their faith in the face of occupation and oppression.

We will begin our trip in the town of Bethlehem where Jesus was born. We will worship at Christmas Lutheran Church, one of our Global Ministries partners, and meet people who seek to embody Jesus’ message and live out God’s vision for our lives. We will sit on the hillside along the Sea of Galilee imagining Jesus teaching his disciples and healing those who came to hear him tell of God’s love. We will walk down steps that take us back over two thousand years to the stone streets where Jesus played as a child in Nazareth. We will go up to Jerusalem to hear echoes of Jesus’ voice as he prayed and wept on the Mount of Olives. We will walk through the streets of the Old City to see the sacred holy sites honored by Christians, Jews, and Muslims.

To get more details and learn more about registering click here! Deadline to register is January 1, 2017.

Places, People, and Prayers: A Cross Cultural Encounter with the Holy Land – Eastern Mennonite Seminary

May 4-27, 2017

Join Dr. Dorothy Jean Weaver and Rev. Kevin A. Clark from Eastern Mennonite Seminary for a rich and multi-faceted introduction trip to the land, which has been home–and holy–to Jews, Christians, and Muslims alike for thousands of years.

On the trip you will:

  • Tour Bethlehem, Jerusalem, Hebron, Masada, Nazareth, Capernaum and more.
  • Converse with Christians, Jews, and Muslims of the Holy Land
  • And much more!

To get more details and learn more about registering click here!