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    The Upper New York Conference of The United Methodist Church


    Holy Land Journey with Bishop Webb

    Join Bishop Mark J. Webb and his wife, Jodi Webb, on an 11-day trip (January 9-19, 2018) to the Holy Land through Educational Opportunities Tours. This journey will deepen your experience and bring to life the Scriptures. You will have the opportunity to explore Jericho and Qumran; Bethlehem; Caesarea, Mount Carmel, and Megiddo; The Galilee; Cana, Nazareth, Samaria, and Jacob’s Well; Jerusalem; and Ein Karem, Nebi Samuel, Emmaus, and the Valley of Elah.

    Excited about this opportunity, Bishop Webb said, “A journey following in the footsteps of Jesus, Paul, Samuel, and David will change the way you read the Bible, and you will learn why scholars refer to the Holy Land as the ‘Fifth Gospel.’ “

    The trip starts at $2, 998 leaving from New York City or $3, 196 leaving from Buffalo or Rochester and includes:

    • Basic Tour and Guided Sightseeing
    • Roundtrip International Airfare
    • Administration Fees
    • Entrance Fees, Hotel Gratuities, and Program Fees
    • Daily Buffet Breakfast and Dinner
    • Deluxe Motorcoaches
    • First Class Hotels
    • …and much more!

    There are several ways to save on this trip of a lifetime.

    The earlier you register, the more you can save. For example, register by February 9, 2017 to save $150.

    $400 scholarships are available for clergy and $250 scholarships are available for clergy spouses through Educational Opportunities Tours. Send an email to to apply and confirm your eligibility.

    The Conference Board of Ordained Ministry can also help cover a portion of the cost through a Continuing Education grant. Click here to fill out a grant application.

    To find out more about this exciting opportunity, click here to view the brochure.

    With more than 168,000 members, the Upper New York Annual (Regional) Conference of The United Methodist Church comprises 867 local churches and 65 new faith communities in 12 districts, covering 48,000 square miles in 49 of the 62 counties in New York state. Our mission is to “live the Gospel of Jesus Christ and to be God’s love with our neighbors in all places."