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    The Upper New York Conference of The United Methodist Church


    Perspectives: Journey through the Holy Land

    Journey through the Holy Land blog series introduction

    January 29, 2018 / By UNY Communications Team / 1 Comment

    Upper New York Area Resident Bishop Mark Webb and 111 people from the Upper New York Conference embarked on an 11-day journey to the Holy Land this past January. The purpose of the trip was to follow in the footsteps of Jesus, Paul, Samuel, and David and to learn more about the Bible while visiting places like Jerusalem, the Galilee, and Bethlehem.

    The trip included stops at Qasr el Yehud, where tradition says Jesus was baptized by John the Baptist, the cave in Bethlehem where Jesus was born (Matthew 1:18-25), the Church of the Nativity, Ein Karem, the birthplace of John the Baptist and where Mary visited Elizabeth (Luke 1:26-40), and more!

    In the next few weeks, we will feature stories and pictures of laity and clergy members who accompanied the Bishop on this journey and share their own experiences.

    Comments 1

    I do hope you will also give some insights into what life is like for Palestians, especially Palestinians Christians.

    .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on January 30, 2018 at 11:58 am
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    With more than 168,000 members, the Upper New York Annual (Regional) Conference of The United Methodist Church comprises 865 local churches and 86 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."