Travel to Our Partner Church and See the Philippines. January 31, 2017 -February 13, 2017. Registration closes: October 1, 2016 – 11:30 PM Price: From $1,780/person.
The UUPCC Website (Unitarian Universalist Partner Church Council) now has information on the next pilgrimage to the Philippines. See Julie Steinbach, David Albay-Yenney or Maribel Dana for answers to questions.
In addition to this introduction, there is an itinerary posted and an opportunity to sign up.
NOTE: If you have mobility issues, some of our partner countries may be challenging to visit. Learn More.
Registration closes: October 1, 2016 – 11:30 PM Price: From $1,780/person
This trip will be an in-depth introduction to the people, programs and progressive spirit of the UU Church of the Philippines. January 31 will be a travel day with accommodations arranged that evening in Manila. Beginning February 1, you will have an opportunity to learn about the vibrant culture and history of the Philippines and meet with the UUs in the Metro Manila area. Then you will fly to Negros Island where you will be warmly welcomed at the UU Church of the Philippines headquarters, located in the seaside university town of Dumaguete. Over the next several days, a road trip to visit UU congregations in small farming and fishing villages on Negros Island will give you an opportunity to meet people who treasure their UU faith and will open your eyes to our interconnectedness in ways that will challenge and engage you. Along the way you will be able to enjoy the tropical beauty of Negros Island and the friendliness of the Philippine people. You will also have opportunities to engage in projects that will have you working side by side with the Philippine UUs to improve their communities and their church. February 9, the final day of the road trip, will culminate in an afternoon closing ceremony in a northern village. At that point, you may choose to participate in an optional trip extension to be with your partners in northern Negros. Alternatively, you may head back to Dumaguete with the possibility of going home the next day, or choosing a different trip extension that will enable you to spend time with partners in the southern part of the island. A return flight to Manila on the afternoon of the 10th will mark the conclusion of the trip. A second closing gathering will occur in Dumaguete on the 13th for pilgrims who have extended their trips. This will be followed by a return flight to Manila.
Optional trip extensions will be coordinated through the Unitarian Universalist Church of the Philippines (UUCP). If you are interested in either extension, please contact the UUPCC office: firstname.lastname@example.org, or, 314-918-2618.