Peacemaking Study Trips 2020

As we continue our focus on mission over the next few weeks and pray for the Rwanda team in the last weeks of preparation for the trip, I encourage everyone to prayerfully consider joining us for one of the following travel study seminars. These are not the mission trips you remember of your youth where you volunteered at a VBS or built a house. These are trips centered on learning from people different from ourselves so that we can come home and be more effective witnesses to the Gospel of God’s love in our own time and place.

Applications are open for all three trips now. Please see me (Pastor Charissa) if you have questions. It would be amazing if we could have someone from St. Andrew’s or Emsworth on each and every one of these study trips in 2020. My current plan is to attend the trip with the greatest number of St. Andrew’s & Emsworth folks attending, so if you do apply for any of the trips, please let me know ASAP. All trips are headed up by PC(USA) staff and are well organized, so don’t panic if you wind up on a trip I’m not going on. Financial help is available for those wishing to attend any one of these trips. Please do not let finances stand in the way of your attendance.

February 17-28, 2020

Central American Migrant Trails: Exploring the Journeys to and from the United States and Why We Must Act

March 15-28, 2020

Israel & Palestine: Witnessing for Peace and Wholeness in a Land called ‘Holy’

May 1-15, 2020

Philippines & Hong Kong: Root Causes and Current Challenges of Forced Migration and Labor Trafficking