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An eight-day spiritual pilgrimage in South Korea

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 22 – WEDNESDAY, APRIL 29, 2020

The Mission Pilgrimage to Korea is designed for the active clergy and lay leaders of The United Methodist Church to experience the missions planted by American missionaries a century ago in Korea, as well as spiritual richness and prayer as the foundation of personal and collective spiritual renewal.

This pilgrimage will explore:

  • how American missionaries planted seeds for the growing Korean churches
  • how the spiritual awakening and prayer movement started in Korea
  • how Korean Christianity has influenced the community and society
  • what are new challenges and drives for global missions.

This event qualifies for 1.5 Continuing Education Units.

The Mission Pilgrimage to Korea will take place in Incheon, South Korea, where Henry Appenzeller, the first Methodist missionary to Korea, arrived on Easter Sunday in 1885. The participants will visit the places where missions started, schools and hospitals were built, and people have gathered into the churches, as well as the places where missions continue. You will also experience cultures and dynamics of new and old in Korea, and you will visit one of the unification observatories between the borders of South and North.

Room and board will be provided by the Bupyeong Methodist Church in Incheon, Korea for the duration of the trip.

PARTICIPANTS WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE COST OF AIRFARE, TRAVEL INSURANCE, AND PERSONAL EXPENSES.

FOR MORE INFORMATION AND REGISTRATION (Deadline to register is Jan. 31)

Contact Rev. Hung Su Lim (hslim@trinityumc.net)

Mission Pilgrimage to Korea 2020 – Itinerary

Pilgrims are praying people. Each day begins with early prayer meeting.
Pilgrims are walking people. Please bring comfortable walking shoes.

Wednesday 22 AprilArrival at the Incheon International Airport (ICN)*, South Korea Reception and Orientation at Bupyeong Methodist Church
Thursday April 23Teaching sessions with Rev. Eun-Pa Hong, Senior pastor of Bupyeong church Walking tour of Bupyeong Methodist Church Travel to Seoul and visit Chungdong First Methodist Church and Yanghwajin Foreign Missionary Cemetery
Friday April 24Early prayer meeting with Bupyeong Methodist Church Travel to Korean Folk Village, Mt. Namsan Seoul Tower Observatory, Yonsei University and Ewha Womans University
Saturday April 25Early prayer meeting with Bupyeong Methodist Church Teaching sessions with Rev. Eun-Pa Hong and testimonies Visit the Christian Missions Memorial of Korea, Memorial Hall for Incheon Landing Operation, and Songdo International Business District Learning through reflection
Sunday April 26Early prayer meeting with Bupyeong Methodist Church Church choir and Sunday School tour, Sunday morning service Free afternoon Mini-concert, Evening worship service, and fellowship
Monday April 27Early prayer meeting with Bupyeong Methodist Church Travel to Seoul and visit the General Board of Global Ministries Asia Office Walking tour of Insadong Shopping Street and Gyeongbokgung Palace
Tuesday April 28Early prayer meeting with Bupyeong Methodist Church Travel to Gyeonggi-do and visit the Unification Observatory Visit Kipun Methodist Church and Cheongbuk Grace Church Learning through reflection
Wednesday April 29Early prayer meeting with Bupyeong Methodist Church Breakfast & departures
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