Sabbatical Schedule

Posted on Apr 3, 2014 in Church

May 5: Sabbatical begins with a week of reading and final preparation for travel

May 11:    Frank Mitchell will bring the message in worship

May 12:    Steve leaves LAX at 8:45 a.m., flying to Tel Aviv via Toronto
May 13:    Into Tel Aviv at 11:40 a.m. local time (10 hours ahead)
Spend first of two nights in Jaffa (biblical Joppa)
May 14:    Tour Jaffa’s Old City; visit a large local market; possible harbor kayak tour
May 15:    Travel to Galilee; orientation for walking tour; spend the night in Nazareth
May 16:    Tour of Nazareth’s Old City
May 17:    Walk 8+ miles to Cana, via Zippora National Park

May 18:    Ray Lambert will bring the message in Torrance
Walk 9+ miles to Kibbutz Lavi, operated by Orthodox Jews

May 19:    Walk 10 miles to Moshav, via various geological and historical sites
May 20:    Walk 10+ miles to Capernaum, via feeding of 5000 site and Mt. of Beatitudes
Shuttle to Tiberias. Do laundry
May 21:    Free day in or around Tiberias, depending on energy levels
May 22:    Travel to Bethlehem area, link up with regional tour group
May 23:    Tour Bethlehem; meet local pastor; visit refugee camp and segregation wall
May 24:    Visit Hebron; spend night with Bethlehem area family

May 25:    Joe Burrow will bring the message in Torrance
Worship with local Christians; attend papal mass in Manger Square

May 26:    Political Tour of Jerusalem; visit Mount of Olives
May 27:    Visit peace ministry; tour of Jerusalem’s Old City
May 28:    Travel to Galilee via Nablus, Askar Camp, and Jacob’s Well
May 29:    (Re)visit sites between Nazareth and Capernaum; Sea of Galilee boat ride
May 30:    Visit Ibilin School for Peace; city of Haifa; travel to Tel Aviv
May 31:    Fly out of Tel Aviv at 5:30 a.m. via Frankfurt and Calgary; home by 9:30 pm

June 1:    Ted Oden will deliver the message in Torrance

June 1-3:    Rest and recollection
June 4:    First Christian Church Board Meeting
June 8:    Pentecost Blended Worship and Congregational Meeting