Northgate URC

Darlington

Fliss trip to Israel

Fliss Tunnard is worshipping at Northgate during her training to become a Church-Related Community Worker.

A national URC educational visit to Israel and Palestine is planned for 18 to 28 September 2019, which stems from the work assigned to mission committee at General Assembly in 2016. The aim is for one person from each of the 13 synods along with two representatives from URC youth to take part and application forms for the visit are now available. Successful applicants will be expected to raise £500 and commit to sharing their experience at local and synod level.

Fliss is ptesently in her first year (of 3) of studies and has the following NEWS:

Fliss says,

I’m delighted to have been chosen from Northern Synod to participate in the URC guided educational visit to Israel. This will take place from the 18th - 28th September this year.

As part of this trip, there will also be visits to the occupied West Bank, annexed East Jerusalem and Golan Heights, to learn about their peoples, religions, politics and cultures. There will be a particular focus on meeting with Palestinian Christians, in order to appreciate the immense challenges faced by the indigenous churches and their members. The visit will explore some of the principle historical sites relating to the Abrahamic faiths. There will be periods of reflection and Bible study throughout, and especially by the Sea of Galilee towards the end of the visit.

Each person is required to raise £500 towards the trip hopefully on a local basis, in order to raise awareness of the visit.

In order to do this, as part of my fundraising, there will be an Afternoon Tea here at Northgate on Saturday 6th April at 2.30pm. This will be £3.00 per person.

At this event, as well as tea and cakes, I will be able to give you more details and information about what I’m going to do.

I also hope to come afterwards to Northgate and do a presentation for you all, sharing my experiences and pictures from the visit.

If you are able to support this trip by coming along to the Afternoon Tea, I would be very grateful.

A big thank you to Maranny, too, for all her support with this! 

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