to the HOLY LAND
Feb. 23 - March 8, 2018
We are organizing a pilgrimage to the Holy Land February 23 through March 8, 2018 — and we can't wait to tell you about it! Program Director Tom Lewis, an experienced pilgrimage leader, will lead the group.
Pilgrimage is a special type of journey that focuses on spiritual growth and renewal as we visit sacred places. A pilgrimage is a retreat on the move for the purpose of transformation. The focus is Israel, where we will absorb the sights, sounds, smells of an ancient land that is spiritual home to three of the world’s great religions. Many past participants say this program is “the trip of a lifetime”.
The Rev. Tom Lewis has been the leader for seven pilgrimages to the Holy Land. He is retired from Columbia Theological Seminary near Atlanta, GA, where he served as Director of the Spirituality Program. The Rev. Rob Field (director of Center for Spiritual Wisdom) and Jane Hubbard (a leadership consultant and participant in an earlier pilgrimage) will assist Tom in leadership.
Travel arrangements are made by Academy Travel International, which has been organizing educationally-oriented travel for 35 years. They were the trip organizers for Tom's previous pilgrimages, and have worked closely with him to insure an optimal, high-quality experience. Visit ATI on the web HERE.
The daily pilgrimage schedule includes contemplative devotions in the morning, excursions to historic sights, small group reflection and discussion, and closing worship in the evening. There will be spaces built into the schedule for rest, reflection and spiritual direction.
SPACE IS LIMITED TO THE FIRST 20 PEOPLE who register and pay a $500 deposit. The total cost for the pilgrimage is $4,560. For further details and a link to register, go to this page at the CSW web site.