People-to-People Calendar

Global Ministries invites you to explore these upcoming trips.

If you are wanting to host your own People-to-People Pilgrimage, you can find more information here

  • Immersion in the Language and Culture of Mexico

    The experience aims to sensitize and instruct leaders of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and the United Church of Christ in the U.S. and Canada in the mother culture which shapes the majority of Spanish speaking residents in the communities in which they serve.  It is also intended to enable participants to engage monolingual Spanish speakers in basic conversation on their return to their communities.

    For questions about this pilgrimage contact Lorna B. Hernandez at
  • Disciples Florida Region to Host Holy Land Tour in 2017

    Friday, February 3, 2017 through Sunday February 12

    The Disciples Florida Region is hosting a tour to the Holy Land on February 3-12, 2017, led by Rev. Dr. Betsy Steier Goehrig. The trip is open not only to Florida Disciples, but to others in the United States and beyond.  Betsy is a Disciples Pastor and a Hospice Chaplain, and she has previously served as a Florida Regional staff. She has led other group trips, including tours to the Holy Land, Paul’s Final Missionary Journey, and the first Disciples Senior Adult Ministries cruise.  Betsy and Kevin, her husband, want to help make it possible for others to go and experience this life-changing spiritual journey.  They also seek to help make it possible for other clergy and guests to get to go to the Holy Land and bring their church members with the larger group. The minimum number for the trip is 6 and the maximum would be a bus load (approximately 45). Click here for more information.

    For questions about this pilgrimage contact Betsy Goehrig at
  • Olive Planting Program 2017 in

    Saturday, February 4, 2017 through Monday February 13

    The Joint Advocacy Initiative (JAI) of the East Jerusalem YMCA and YWCA of Palestine invites you to participate at the Olive Planting Program, 4th - 13th of February 2017 in Palestine, as part of its ongoing Olive Tree Campaign.

    The program, organized jointly with the Alternative Tourism Group, aims at helping farmers and their families plant / replant olive trees at their pre-attacked or threatened fields, in order to 'Keep Hope Alive'.

    Read the online invitation, with proposed schedule, registration procedures, and link to online registration form. Besides olive planting, the program features introductory presentations about the current situation in Palestine and the effects of the Apartheid Wall and colonies (settlements), tours in the old city of Jerusalem, Hebron, Bethlehem, as well as Ramallah, in addition to cultural events and social gatherings. 

    For any other information, question, please contact: Joint Advocacy Initiative of the East Jerusalem YMCA and the YWCA of Palestine, campaigns officer, via email at:  or by phone at (+970) 2 2774540. Or, Alternative Tourism Group, program coordinator, via email at:  or by phone at (+970) 2 2772151.

  • Jesus Christ Liberator – Then and Now Facing the Legacy of Injustice

    Tuesday, March 7, 2017 through Monday March 13

    Sabeel Ecumenical Liberation Theology Center is preparing for its 10th international conference next year. The dates are Tuesday, March 7 to Monday, March 13, 2017, in two different venues, Bethlehem, Palestine and Tiberias/Nazareth, Israel.

    The conference will address several crucial and relevant issues facing our world in general, the whole of the Middle East, as well as the Palestinian people in particular.

    Therefore, we begin this introductory rationale with a big welcome to every one of our friends. We would love to have you join us. Come and bring your friends. It will be a great encouragement to have you with us.

    As many of you know, Sabeel has been able, over the years, to address many pertinent issues including that of Jerusalem, Christian Zionism, Jubilee, Palestinian Christianity, the Bible, and many others. In our 10th international conference we hope to do the same by looking at some of the pressing issues that challenge and threaten the very existence of our people. To confront and address these issues is an essential part of our faith and commitment to both oppressed and oppressors. We must take seriously the words of Christ to love our neighbor as we love ourselves. We are at a major crossroad: What are some of the issues that we need to address?

    For registration information click here.

    For questions about this pilgrimage contact Sabeel Ecumenical Liberation Theology Center at
  • In the Footsteps of Jesus Tour

    Friday, July 28, 2017 through Tuesday August 8

    Many of the first-century conditions that shaped Jesus' life and ministry continue to shape the lives of Palestinians and Israelis today. In addition to exploring the historic places and sites that have defined our faith, participants will engage with Jews, Muslims and Christians who live in the land, and will meet with Global Ministries mission partners to learn about the current situation. 

    Experienced tour leaders Jeff & Janet Wright have served as short-term missionaries to Israel/Palestine through the Disciples of Christ/UCC Global Ministries, having traveled there many times. Janet is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Working near Bethlehem, she and colleagues created an all-Arab training team in EMDR. Jeff, recently retired as pastor of Heart of the Rockies Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Fort Collins, Colorado, is serving as a long-term volunteer missionary to Palestine. The tour will also be accompanied by a professional, local guide. 

    For all the trip information go to: The tour is limited to not more than 24 persons.

    For questions about this pilgrimage contact Jeff Wright at
  • Discovery Programme: Connecting Communities, Enabling Change

    The purpose of this program is to develop change-agents who are committed to a world where there is justice for all within a Community of Learning that takes pride in African thought, culture and worldview. It is an opportunity to connect, to learn and experience African culture.

    For questions about this pilgrimage contact Lorna B. Hernandez at