Come discover our Presbyterian heritage on a trip to Scotland!
April 30 - May 8, 2019
Early bird registration by May 27, 2018, saves $200. Sign up here!
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Last fall’s sermon series on the theological tenets of the Reformation piqued the interest of many BMPC members to learn more about the history of our denomination. In response, I have partnered with the Rev. James Wallace to offer this experience to travel and learn together. As pastor in the Church of Scotland, who also served Setauket Presbyterian Church on Long Island, N.Y., Jim is uniquely qualified to lead PCUSA church groups on tours of his native land.
We will begin in Edinburgh, enjoy worship in the Celtic tradition at Glasgow Cathedral, and take the scenic route past the “bonnie banks” of Loch Lomond, on our way to Iona where St. Columba first established the Christian faith in Scotland in 563 CE. By way of the Highlands, including Loch Ness, Inverness, and the Cairngorm Mountains, we will journey toward Perth, where John Knox preached the sermon that ignited the Scottish Reformation in 1559. In St. Andrews, we will walk the campus of Scotland’s oldest university before returning to Edinburgh to stroll the medieval streets of Old Town which inspired the Harry Potter book series, visit St. Giles Cathedral and the Scottish Parliament.
I invite you to join Larry and me as we explore some of the spiritual roots of our theological tradition by discovering Scotland’s sacred heritage, enjoying extraordinary scenery and cities, and deepening friendships with fellow church friends. Brochures are available in the Ministries Center, and a link to the brochure will be posted under the Announcement section on the BMPC homepage. Rates are based on “land only” so that people can book their own flights and add additional travel days if desired.
- The Rev. Dr. Agnes W. Norfleet