People-to-People Pilgrimages

People-to-People Pilgrimages

Global Ministries welcomes congregations, regions, conferences, and other related organizations to consider meeting international partners virtually or in person. A mission pilgrimage is a transforming experience through which participants listen, learn, share themselves, and receive God’s love from siblings around the world. Participants take common steps in faith by walking with our partners, sharing their joys, understanding their challenges, and experiencing their unique connection to our wider Church. The People-to-People Pilgrimage Program assists in planning and preparing for life changing pilgrimage experiences. It is through this program that your local church can connect with international partners and share in their work and witness.

COVID-19 Update

Upcoming Pilgrimage Opportunities:
Virtual Pilgrimage to Bangladesh – January 2022
Virtual Pilgrimage to the Philippines – February 2022
Virtual Pilgrimage to Ecuador – November 2021

Additional Opportunities from Local/Global Partners:
In the Footsteps of Jesus: An Alternative Tour to Palestine and Israel

Through this program you can:

  • Draw on the expertise and guidance of our area offices and partner organizations in planning and preparing for your pilgrimage
  • Explore the various possibilities that best match the interests and gifts of your group
  • Receive orientation materials/resources and guidance before, during, and after your pilgrimage
  • Explore opportunities for engagement after the pilgrimage

“We did not come back the same people. Our eyes, ears, and hearts have been opened. My prayer for all of us is that we remain open, closely listening to God’s call and able to spread God’s love by loving in truth and action.” -Allison E.

“This trip has not been about getting our hands dirty.  This trip has been a deep cultural immersion of learning the history, struggle, and realities of our Guatemalan brothers and sisters.  This trip has been a time where we have asked ourselves hard questions, not seeking easy answers.” -Christy J.

“These past few days have been a total change for me. I’m extremely lucky to have been part of such an amazing mission trip, and it has changed my faith in God in ways that you could only understand if you have your own journey.” -Danielle L

The Fruit of Justice is Rooted in Faith: A Virtual Pilgrimage to the Philippines

The Central Pacific Conference of the United Church of Christ, Global Ministries, and the…

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Reflection on a Virtual Pilgrimage to Ecuador with FEDICE

By: Cathy Myers Wirt, Co-Regional Minister, Christian Church in Oregon and SW…

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Resilience and Innovation in the Face of Climate Change: A Virtual Pilgrimage to Bangladesh

NOTE: Due to disruptions caused by COVID-19 in Southern Asia, the dates of the virtual pilgrimage…

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Considering a mission pilgrimage? Contact us today to begin a journey of walking in hope together in God’s mission!