Ecumenical pilgrimage to the Holy Land – May 2017

Pastor Vernon Meyer of Sun Lakes United Church of Christ and Rev. Jody Topping of Faith United Methodist Church are planning an Ecumenical Pilgrimage to the Holy Land in May 2017. This would be Pastor Vernon’s 25th pilgrimage to the Holy Land and Pastor Jody’s first tour. We would study the scriptures in the various places described in the Gospels and the Hebrew scripture and we will celebrate several memorable worship services. We are hoping to get together a group of at least 25 people for this trip.

The dates would be a departure date of May 15-May 24 for the Israel tour with a post tour extension to Jordan and Petra from May 24-26. We would take off from and arrive back into Phoenix. The cost is estimated at $3716 based on a minimum of 25 participants, double occupancy (there’s an extra charge for single rooms) and includes all travel(roundtrip from Phoenix), tips and gratuities, taxes, seven breakfasts and eight dinners (lunches and drinks are on our own).

Our tour brochures are available and can also be accessed via the Maranatha website at

We want to extend the invitation to all pastors and their church members to join us on this pilgrimage that will be a once in a lifetime experience. You can contact me for more information at Sun Lakes United Church of Christ, 25635 Country Club Dr., Sun Lakes, AZ 85248; phone 480-895-6317; email [email protected]