upcoming conversations

September 2022 - April 2023
Holy Land Conversation Series

Whether you are an armchair traveler or packing your bags to travel with Pastor Carrie to the Holy Land you’ll want to join us for this enlightening series of conversations. These 11 conversations will cover topics as diverse as God leading the Israelites to the promised land, a better understanding of the Jewish faith and what life is like in Israel and Palestine.

Bible Study: The First Five Books | September 28, October 12, 26, November 9 & 30 | 6:30pm 
Werner Lounge (at church) or Zoom

Have you ever opened the Old Testament and wondered, “What is all this all about?” — There are names I can’t pronounce, laws and regulations that don’t make sense, and stories that make me scratch my head. Well, you are not alone. Join Pastor Carrie as she helps us explore God’s story and the role that Israel plays through the first five books of the Bible. (Zoom links are provided below).

  • September 28 — Genesis
  • October 12 — Exodus
  • October 26 — Leviticus
  • November 9 — Numbers
  • November 30 — Deuteronomy

For those traveling to Israel in 2023, this will deepen your understanding of the people and the land of Israel and enrich your experience.

2023 | TBD - Coming Soon!

Beginning in January, we will host 6 additional events in this series. These will include:

  • A Sunday, 12:00pm Zoom conversation with Ari Rabinowitz, an attorney and Orthodox Jew, formerly living in Cincinnati and now living with his family in Jerusalem. He will discuss and answer any questions about life and culture in Israel.
  • A Sunday, 12:00 pm Zoom conversation with Yousef AlKhouri, Lecturer of Biblical Studies and Missions, Bethlehem Bible College, Palestine.
    • Education
      B.A. Biblical Studies and Christian Education (2011), Bethlehem Bible College, Palestine.
      M.Div. Theology and Missions (2018), Alliance Theological Seminary, New York, USA.
    • Biographical Information
      Yousef identifies himself as a Christian Arab Palestinian. He was born in Gaza to a Christian family that has a long heritage of serving in the priesthood of the Greek Orthodox Church. He is married to Merna and they live in Bethlehem, Palestine. Yousef has written several poems in Arabic. In 2007, he published his first poetry collection under the title “You are Not My Beloved.” In addition to teaching at BethBC and lecturing to international groups on the Palestinian Israeli conflict, Yousef is also involved in Christ at the Checkpoint. He enjoys reading, writing, and teaching. He loves music, nature, and traveling.
  • A conversation with a reformed Rabbi from Cincinnati.
  • Travel to a local synagogue for a Friday evening Shabbat service.
    • According to the Torah, Shabbat commemorates the day that God rested from creating the world; the word Shabbat literally means “he rested.” Exodus 34:21 states: “Six days you shall work, but on the seventh day you shall rest.” Shabbat is considered a day of peace and holiness.
  • Celebrate Passover with a traditional Seder Meal in Fellowship Hall
    • The Hebrew word “seder” translates to “order,” and the Passover seder is a ritual blending religious rituals, food, song and storytelling.  The feast commemorating the exodus of the Jews from Egypt.
  • Enjoy lunch following worship and join a docent led tour of the Skirball Museum at Hebrew Union College. The mission of the Skirball Museum is to  preserve and interpret a rich collection of fine art and artifacts that tell the vibrant story of the Cincinnati Jewish community and global Jewish history, religion, and culture through thoughtful core and temporary exhibitions and engaging public programs for visitors of all faiths.
Interested in traveling to Israel with us?

Join Pastor Carrie for a life-changing trip as we travel together to Israel in April 2023!

Have you ever wondered what it would have been like to witness the events of the Gospels? Imagine being in the boat with the disciples on the Sea of Galilee when Jesus spoke to the storm or standing on the Mount of Olives beside a weeping Jesus. Although going back in time is not possible, you can go where the events of the Bible took place - the Holy Land.

A Holy Land Experience will:

  • Bring the Bible to life
  • Inspire passionate faith & Christian living
  • Enrich preaching and teaching
  • Energize the call to ministry
  • Enhance knowledge and understanding of the contemporary culture and issues

More information about the trip, including itinerary and costs, can be found on our Israel page.


Have questions regarding upcoming conversations or the church? Send us a message using the contact form and we'll get back to you.

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