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    Perspectives: Journey through the Holy Land

    Perspectives: “Journey through the Holy Land ”

    Unforgettable spiritual significance and fellowship

    March 19, 2018 / By Rev. Dr. Sherri Rood, Cornerstone District

    A pilgrimage is a journey of spiritual significance. The trip to the Holy Land was significant in many ways. The places we visited spoke to our hearts and minds as we journeyed along together. I will always remember: Hunching over to go through the Door of Humility at the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem. Reflecting on our baptism by the cold muddy waters of the Jordan River. Staring out …more

    Journey through the Holy Land: The most remarkable day

    March 12, 2018 / By Pastor Amy Winnie / 2 Comments

    To say that the Holy Land is a place of amazement and awe would be an understatement. On our trip – our pilgrimage – to the Holy Land, we were able to visit all the notable places – Jesus’ baptism, Bethlehem, Nazareth, Sea of Galilee, Capernaum, the Via Dolorosa, the tomb, and the list goes on. I was entranced and in awe as we visited each of these sites; …more

    Journey through the Holy Land: Time to get out of the boat

    March 5, 2018 / By Ben Webb / 2 Comments

    I remember counting down the days until the Holy Land trip. As the departure date approached, I became more and more excited for what was in store. The trip came at the perfect time in my faith journey. I really wasn’t sure what to expect. Getting to see the birthplace of Jesus, the Sea of Galilee, and the Stations of the Cross was incredibly powerful. The biggest takeaway …more

    Reflections on our trip to the Holy Land

    February 19, 2018 / By Stacy Taylor / 3 Comments

    It had been a very busy fall and Christmas season, when suddenly it was time to leave for the Holy Lands. I was looking forward to the time away, time with my husband, and time to experience God in a closer way. I found all of those things on our 10-day trip to the Holy Land. It took a day or so after the flight to get acclimated to the …more

    Journey through the Holy Land: A life-long dream fulfilled

    February 12, 2018 / By Pastor Andy Anderson / 2 Comments

    My trip to the Holy Land was a life-long dream fulfilled. It was indeed a blessing for me to be part of the group from the Upper New York Annual Conference on such pilgrimage. The beginning to the end was an awesome, spirit-filled experience. One of the highlights of the trip for me was on the very first day. Bishop Webb led worship and preached on the bank of the …more

    Journey through the Holy Land: An enriching experience for all

    February 6, 2018 / By Bishop Mark J. Webb / 7 Comments

    I was blessed to experience a pilgrimage to the Holy Land with 111 individuals connected to The Upper New York Conference. This experience was designed to provide an opportunity to deepen one’s spiritual life by walking the land where Jesus walked and seeing the accounts of Scripture come to life. It was also my hope that this travel experience would continue to strengthen and deepen relationships among people scattered …more

    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 …more

    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."