How to Join the Wait List, and What’s Coming Next!

One month after we opened Registration for the January 2020 trip, the trip is full! We know many people are still interested, so we will continue to take reservations for the wait list. As space becomes available, those on the wait list will be contacted by Select International Tours in the order the registrations were …

Any more seats on the bus?

January 21 - Next Year in Jerusalem! A year from today we arrive in the Holy Land. We have had so much interest with this trip that almost every seat on both buses are filled! We have a few seats left! However, in an effort to get an accurate count, we are closing registration at …

Excitement in the Air…

Today was another exciting day as I answered questions and visited with individuals interested in the trip.  Individuals became pilgrims as they turned in their registration forms! We are now more than 50 pilgrims strong and another 20 who may register this next week. We have reserved space for 110 pilgrims!  After that, we will …

Questions???

Please visit our Frequently Asked Questions section under "Resources" to get additional information. If you want to ask questions in person, Tina will be in the First UMC McKinney Church office Sunday, January 13, 2019 from 9-11 am to answer questions and receive reservations.

Oy, Little Town of Bethlehem, where is my Journal?

Thinking about this trip, planning this trip, and organizing this trip brings many emotions to the surface for me.  I lie awake at night with anticipation and excitement.  Is this the way Mary and Joseph felt when they were on the way to Bethlehem? Anticipating meeting Jesus face to face? Granted, it is different for …

Happy New Year!

Welcome to 2019! We are 384 days from departure, which sounds like more time than it is! Registration opens on January 6, and we are looking forward to getting you signed up and welcoming you aboard this exciting, life-changing journey. The leadership team encourages you to begin this journey now. Take this time to begin …

Bethlehem Tree Lighting Ceremony

As you can imagine, the lighting of the town Christmas tree in Bethlehem is a big deal. Enjoy the video of this year's tree lighting in Bethlehem's Manger Square, courtesy of Bethlehem Municipality. Although the tree won't be there when we arrive, Manger Square and the Church of the Nativity (visible in one of the …