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Discovering Scotland 2019

Two years ago, Kathy and I accompanied a few Kenilworthians to the Holy Land to walk in the footsteps of Jesus of Nazareth. In the fall of 2019, we hope a few of you will join us for a tour of The Other Holy Land to walk in the footsteps of John Knox, the forefather of the Presbyterian strain of American Christianity.

But there’s more to the trip than church history. The countryside is breath-taking. It’s the birthplace of golf, and homeland of some fairly good whisky.

And a few years ago I read this wonderful book called “How the Scots Invented the Modern World” (it’s the birthplace of insulin, penicillin, television, and Sean Connery). I like books with bold titles, so I’m going to find out if that ambitious claim is true. Please join us. William A. Evertsberg

This promises to be an incredible trip and here are just a few highlights:

  • St. John’s Kirk of Perth. Here John Knox preached the sermon which set light to the Reformation.
  • Iona is described as a “thin place”—where the veil between earth and heaven seems almost transparent.
  • We’ll see Greyfriars Kirk and St. Giles Cathedral, hearing about the struggles of the Covenanters and other strands of our Presbyterian heritage.
  • Visit beautiful places such as, Glen Coe, Loch Ness, and Culloden that have witnessed infamous events in Scotland’s history!

Please see Kenilworth Union Church’s travel planner attached.  Here is a summary of the trip details:

Dates: Wednesday, October 2–Thursday, October 10, 2019

 Length:  8 days/8 nights

 Meet & Depart:  Meet/Drop Off—Edinburgh, Scotland

Flight Arrangements:  Flights into Edinburgh from the US mostly arrive in the morning. There is no program on Day 1 until early evening when we meet for a welcome dinner. You may, of course, arrive a day or two early or choose to stay on after the tour. We may be able to help with accommodations at the tour hotel should you wish to extend your stay.

Bill’s May 13, 2019 presentation of “How the Scots Invented the Modern World”





Walk the Jesus Trail 2019—This program’s registration is closed due to full capacity

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Get off the bus and experience the world of Jesus with all five senses! The Galilee region of Israel welcomes you to walk the paths of Jesus—without a heavy pack! Walk village to village through rugged countryside, see many layers of history as you explore important biblical sites, mingle with locals for a glimpse into rich regional culture, and encounter epic views and diverse flora and fauna. Experience sacred history as you arrive at important religious sites each day. Feel the satisfaction of arriving at your destination by foot to enjoy a hearty well-earned meal and share your trail stories with hosts and fellow travelers.

This promises to be an incredible trip and here are just a few highlights:

  • Tour the Old City of Jerusalem
  • Haggle in the Mahane Yehuda Market
  • A cable car ride uphill to the Masada fortress and float in the Dead Sea
  • Visit historical and beautiful sites such as the Sea of Galilee,
    the mosaics of Tabhgha, and the church of St. Peter

Here is a summary of the trip details:

Dates: Sunday, March 24–Tuesday, April 2, 2019

 Length:  10 days/9 nights

 Meet & Depart:  Meet/Drop Off—Tel Aviv, Israel

Flight Arrangements:  Flights into and out of Tel Aviv from the US are not included with this trip

An unforgettable walk through history where Jesus began his ministry. This tour is limited to 14 participants who will begin in Nazareth, hike to Galilee, then end with several days in the old section of Jerusalem. Learn more or register by emailing the trip leader, Jo Forrest or the trip organizer Ron Sipiora. Registration is closed, the capacity is full.

Faith Journey 2018

We’re excited about the possibility of you joining us in the Canadian Rockies next September. This promises to be an incredible trip and here are just a few highlights:

  • Hike scenic trails in three Canadian national parks with dramatic vistas, beautiful waterways and lush landscapes
  • Walk through evergreen forests and flowering pastures to behold sensational glaciers and towering mountain peaks
  • Admire mountain reflections on Moraine Lake and Lake Louise, then hike to famous Plain of Six Glaciers Teahouse
  • Look for mountain goats, pikas, and marmots—perhaps come face-to-face with one of them!

Here is a summary of the trip details:

Dates:  Sunday, September 9–Friday, September 14, 2018

 Length:  6 days/5 nights

 Meet & Depart:  Meet—Banff Park Lodge—8:30 a.m. / Drop Off—Banff—5 p.m.

Flight Arrangements:  This trip starts and ends in Banff, Alberta. We recommend flying into Calgary International Airport (airport code: YYC); in Calgary, Alberta, and making your way to Banff using one of the below methods.

Registration is closed. 

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