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Monday, June 30

Monday was a bustling day! We left Bethlehem at 7 a.m. to start the day in Jerusalem at the Western Wall, also known as the Wailing Wall. It is called the Wailing Wall because of the passionate prayers that are sung and people crying out to God with their full hearts. Today was not a […]

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Sunday, June 29

We began today retracing the steps of Jesus from his condemnation under Pontius Pilate, his torture by the Roman soldiers, and his journey to the site of the crucifixion. We walked the key stations of the Via Dolorosa or “Way of Sorrows” in the Old City of Jerusalem. Before continuing on to the Church of […]

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The Living Stones – Day 2

By Paris Parker After Thurday’s/Friday’s grueling 31 hours, I feel like we have recuperated.  Today, Saturday, Our energy level felt closer to “groggy,” than “Night of the Living Dead.” That was evident in the way we leaped towards today’s challenges and opportunities. After a 6:00 a.m. run (for those with the will to do so) […]

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We’re Moving Quickly, But Not the Internet

Hello from Israel/Palestine!  We’re sorry for the slow updates.  It turns out that our hotel internet connection is very slow.  We’re trying to get more posts and photos up so please be patient.  Above all, we’re safe, learning and seeing much and missing our friends and family back home. Today is Sunday.  We went to […]

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Thursday and Friday, June 26 and 27

A long and successful “Day 1!” We are all safe and sound, grateful and humbled after arriving at 7 a.m. Friday morning (midnight Thursday) on the flight from Newark to Tel Aviv. Some slept, most didn’t on the 10+ hour flight that left Newark, Thursday, at 1:30 p.m. After gathering all luggage, our pilgrimage began […]

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Raising Funds for the Trip

Thanks to all who gave!!

The Israel/Palestine Mission Trip is made possible only by the generous support of our congregation.  Thank you to all who helped and contributed in so many different ways!

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Israel/Palestine Mission Trip

From June 26 through July 8, 2014 16 young people and 3 volunteer leaders  will travel from Pennington Presbyterian Church in New Jersey to Israel and Palestine to see the land that is so central to our faith.  The group, which also includes 17 adults from the congregation as well, will visit sacred sites to the Christian […]

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