VHUMC partners with Educational Opportunities to offer Christian Travel experiences. We go to the Holy Land every other year and we have traveled to England to study John Wesley, to Greece to study the journeys of Paul, and to Germany to experience the Passion Play in Oberammergau.
About the Oberammergau Passion Play
Since 1634, the most famous Passion Play in the world has taken place in Oberammergau. The tradition, maintained and experienced almost without interruption for over 380 years, of putting on the play about the suffering, death and resurrection of Christ every ten years, will be continued for the 42nd time in 2022. It is regarded as the most important Passion Play in the world. The village at the edge of the Bavarian Alps expects approximately 500,000 visitors for the passion play, over half of which will be international guests. A special law is in effect to ensure that all actors of the world’s largest amateur dramatic performance come from the village. All participants, from actors playing the big speaking parts such as Jesus, Mary or Judas, through members of the choir, orchestra members, firemen and ushers, must have been born in Oberammergau or lived there for at least 20 years. Over 2,000 Oberammergau villagers will participate in the 2022 Passion Play.
A journey following in the footsteps of Jesus will change the way you read the Bible, and you will learn why scholars refer to it as the “Fifth Gospel”. Join us as we travel to the Holy Land August 30 through September 8.
Alaska cruise tour
Join Jim Frazier for a journey to Alaska June 10 – 23! Board your luxurious Holland America cruise ship for 3 nights before adventuring through Alaska by land. Visit sites such as Vancouver, Skagway, Fairbanks, and more!
TREASURES OF IRELAND
Join Dr. Bill Brunson & Vestavia Hills United Methodist Church on a 10-day Treasures of Ireland tour, departing on April 17, 2023. Visit places such as Dublin, Glendalough, Charles Fort, Killarney, Kylemore Abbey, Malahide Castle and much more!
Journeys of Paul Cruise
Join us for 8-nights aboard Celebrity Infinity during the 2nd & 3rd Missionary Journeys of Paul Cruise with guest speaker Rev. Bill Brunson. This trip departs on September 8, 2023. Visit Athens, Thessaloniki, Mykonos, Ephesus Rhodes, Santorini, Hydra, Corinth, and much more!