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    United Methodists of Upper New YorkLiving the Gospel. Being God's Love.

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    Holy Land trip 2023

    March 22, 2022 / By Syracuse United Methodist Ministries

    The clergy team of Syracuse United Methodist Ministries (Revs. Andy Anderson, B.J. Norrix, Jee Hae Song and Alicia Wood) invite you to join them on a pilgrimage to the Holy Land, February 14 - February 24, 2023. This trip will expand your knowledge of the Bible and the sacred land. A journey following in the footsteps of Jesus will change the way you read the Bible.

    We will explore, learn, and fellowship together as we visit Caesarea, the Sea of Galilee, Cana, Nazareth, Samaria, Jacob's Well, the Dead Sea, Bethlehem, Jerusalem and much more. The cost of the trip starts at $3,448, leaving from JFK, New York. It includes basic tour and guided sightseeing, roundtrip international airfare, fuel surcharges, government taxes, administrative fees, entrance fees, hotel gratuities and program fees, daily breakfast and dinner, deluxe motor coaches, first-class hotels, and much more.

    There is also the option of extending your trip by doing the Jordan Extension from February 24 -28 at an additional cost of $1,148. With this extension, we will cross the Allenby Bridge into Jordan, visit Jerash, Petra, Mount Nedo, Madaba, Amman, and more.

    You are encouraged to register immediately with only $100. Register by April 14 ($125 off), May 14 ($100 off), June 14 ($75 off), July 14 ($50 off), August 14 ($25 off). Brochures with more details and registration forms are available. Please contact Pastors B.J.:, 315-726-2815 (cell); Andy:, 917-723-0901 (cell); Alicia:, 315-450-1632 (cell); or Jee Hae:, 404-825-8025 (cell), for a brochure, online registration link, if you have any questions or need more information.

    You are cordially invited to attend an information session of Tuesday, May 3 at 6 p.m at Erwin First UMC (920 Euclid Avenue, Syracuse, NY) either in-person or on Zoom. Kindly contact any of the pastors listed above to indicate whether you plan to attend in-person or via Zoom (Zoom link to follow).

    TAGGED / Connectional Ministries

    With more than 100,000 members, United Methodists of Upper New York comprises of more than 675 local churches and New Faith Communities in 12 districts, covering 48,000 square miles in 49 of the 62 counties in New York state. Our vision is to “live the Gospel of Jesus Christ and to be God’s love with our neighbors in all places."