2012 Trip to Bethlehem

Update: 11/21/2011

The Trip to Bethlehem has been cancelled for February 2012.

February 16-25 2012

Travel to Bethlehem and stay at the guest house of the International Center of Bethlehem.

Walk the streets where Jesus was born, see Jerusalem and Galilee.

The trip cost ($3330.00) includes airfare from Indianapolis (other cities available), luggage handling, housing, meals, transfers, and guides.

This trip is being offered through Mission Partnerships of POV.
Trip arrangements are with Group Travel Directors. (Group G#120202)
Full brochure available from GTD.

For more information, contact David Dietrich by phone (812.294.7010)/email or Kate Peer at Group Travel Directors (800.747.2255)/email.

Bethlehem 2009 trip

Rev. Peggy Casteel with children at Christmas Lutheran Church during the 2009 trip.

The Presbytery of Ohio Valley partnership with the International Center of Bethlehem (ICB) has been a work of the POV since August 2006. The Partnership provides scholarship dollars for students, funds for the Dar al-Kalima College, used hearing aids to serve the 4000 audiology patients seen annually at the ICB Health and Wellness Center, travel and education, support for the Churches for Middle East Peace. The ICB is committed to education, health care, intercultural dialog and promoting the building of civil society. The work is directed by Dr. Mitri Raheb.

Individuals, congregations and foundations of the Presbytery have given, to date, over $105,000 and have sent seven shipments of used hearing aids for the ICB Health and Wellness Center. The POV has hosted two staff members of the ICB and made 83 formal presentations. Travel to Bethlehem and see this partnership at work!