Rustlings (November 17, 2014)

April 13-24, 2015
IT IS NOT…uncommon to see a multitude of tour groups in the Holy Land of Israel any time of year. This journey, however, will be a unique experience of this sacred place. I will lead a small group of travelers on the first “Motherland Pilgrimage” of the area. Beginning in Nazareth – the hometown of Mary and the site of the
annunciation of Jesus’ birth and continuing to Magdala (home of Mary Magdala), Capernaum (home of Peter’s mother-in-law), Bethany (home of Mary and Martha) and on to Jerusalem – we will explore the life of Jesus through the eyes of the women who were an integral part of Jesus’ life.

A PILGRIMAGE… differs from a traditional tour in that it moves at a slower pace, is primarily concerned with spiritual formation rather than absorption of information and encourages participants to heighten their attentiveness to God in each moment of the journey.

All land charges     $3145
Airfare                   $1084
Fuel Surcharges      $ 785
Total                      $5014

INCLUDES: international airfare, lodging, two meals a day, tips, portage fees, entrance fees to sites and museums, ground transportation in Israel and basic travel insurance.

TRAVEL: Depart Greenville-Spartanburg airport on April 13, 2015, through Atlanta and Paris to Tel Aviv and return to Greenville-Spartanburg airport through Paris and Atlanta on April 24, 2015.

RESERVATIONS: Space will be limited to only 20 pilgrims. You may find more details, register and pay a $500 deposit at At the bottom of the page, click the “register” button. Our group ID is “fbcgreenville2015” and the password is “pilgrim.”

An information session about this trip will be held on Wednesday, November 19, at 5:30 p.m. in the Media Center. Anyone unable to attend the session but interested in the trip should be in contact with Jenna Manning.