Pray for Peace

Despite the current tragedies and fighting in Israel, we are hopeful that a peaceful solution will be found in the days to come, and our interfaith trip scheduled for 2025 will be able to go ahead. 

Please click here to read Bishop Easterling's statement from October 12 regarding the war between Israel and Palestine, and commit to praying and working for peace. 

Join us on an incredible adventure

A Letter from Pastor Joey

October 1, 2023

We're absolutely thrilled to extend a personal invitation to you, to join us on an incredible adventure – an interfaith pilgrimage to the sacred land of Israel in February 2025. 

This unique journey is a collaborative effort with our friends at Temple Emanuel, and I'll be co-leading this expedition alongside Rabbi Adam Rosenwasser. This adventure promises a unique and enriching experience that will deepen your faith, foster interfaith understanding, and create lasting memories.

Our journey will take us to the heart of the Holy Land, where you'll have the opportunity to connect with the roots of your faith, walk in the footsteps of biblical figures, visit historic religious sites, and feel the spiritual significance of the land. This trip is also designed to facilitate open and respectful discussions between Jewish and Christian participants while immersing yourself in the diverse cultures, traditions, and history.

We'll also be delving into our shared values of peace and understanding. This journey will provide us with a comprehensive look at the conflicts that have shaped the region over the centuries, including the complex relationship between Israel and the Palestinians.

I genuinely believe that this experience will be transformative. It will challenge your perspectives, broaden your understanding, deepen your faith, and help you forge meaningful connections with our Jewish neighbors. Don't miss out on this incredible opportunity – seize the moment and be part of a journey that promises to be truly exceptional.

Trip Details and More Information

with J2 Adventures Tour Company.

Information Session
December 3, 2023
5:00-6:30 PM by Zoom
You are invited to learn more about our trip to Israel in 2025. We will be joined by a representative of the J2 tour company who is organizing the trip. Bring your questions, and get some answers. For the ZOOM link, email or look in the Weekly News email.

Registration window: now through DEC 12, 2024
Trip dates: Feb 12, 2025 - Feb 21, 2025

For details and the full program, please visit

The itinerary (subject to change) is available for viewing and download.

Sites and stops include: 
  • The Old City of Jerusalem with the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, the golden Dome of the Rock, and the Jewish Quarter’s famous Hurva Synagogue
  • The Dead Sea basin, including the caves where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered
  • A Palestinian city in the West Bank
  • Yad Vashem, the national memorial to the six million Jewish victims of the Holocaust
  • Capernaum on the shores of the Sea of Galilee, a boat tour on the Sea, and the site of the sermon on the mount
  • Caesarea Philippi (Banias), the site where Jesus revealed his mission.
  • Visit the Hula Nature Reserve, home to thousands of storks, cranes, pelicans, and flamingos. Enjoy bike-riding and golfcarting.
  • Wine tasting at a local boutique winery
  • Visit Nazareth and its holy sites.
  • Guided visit to the ancient Roman city of Caesarea.
  • Tour of Tel Aviv.
Included in the tour package:
7 nights' accommodations. Late check out on the day of departure is included. 8 days of touring with a tour educator (guide), in a luxury air-conditioned
bus. Daily breakfast & 5 dinners. Water on the bus. Porterage at the hotels. All site entrance fees & program fees as per your final program.

Not included: 
Flights to and from Israel. Personal extras including snacks, additional meals, non-group travel, laundry, wine, souvenirs, etc. and any related taxes or fees.

Cost: $4,390 per person in a double room / $5,530 per person in a single room.
Please note: If cost is a limiting factor for you, please have a confidential discussion with Pastor Joey about partial support through our Campership/Scholarship fund.

Journeying with J2 Adventures

This trip is being managed by the professional tour company J2 Adventures

J² adventures is tech savvy, consumer friendly, guest-experience focused, and combines the best in high-end attentive to detail operations befitting a luxury tour operator, combined with creative, high energy, thought-provoking educational expertise. 

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