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Greece tour informational meeting

Published: Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013 2:51 p.m. CDT

PERU — The Rev. Dale Pederson, a veteran tour leader to the Bible lands and pastor of First Congregational Church in Peru, will give a presentation on Greece with his wife, Tara McDonnell-Pederson, at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at the First Congregational Church.

Pederson and his wife will be leading a 12-day biblical study tour, following the steps of the Apostle Paul, to Greece and Ephesus, Turkey, including a 3-day Greek Island cruise, departing March 13, 2014. Tour members will experience the ruins of cities from ancient Greece and Rome, monasteries from the Middle Ages, significant archaeological sites, Greek islands and villages and sites that play a dominant role in the New Testament.

Included in the trip are visits to Thessaloniki, Phillipi, Berea, Athens and Corinth, a Greek island cruise with shore excursions to Mykonos, Crete, Santorini and Patmos and Epheses, Turkey. Classical Greece sites include the Parthenon, Athens and Mycanae.

The tour prices is $3,495. This includes round trip flights out of Chicago, first class hotels, the Greek island cruise, all meals on the cruise, full breakfast and dinner on land and a comprehensive tour itinerary. Illinois Valley area participants will be invited to a series of optional preparation classes beginning in January. The registration deadline is Oct. 1.

For complete details, visit or contact Pederson at or call 815-200-5407 or 815-200-3509.

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