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Colonial Williamsburg

Colonial Williamsburg

WMSBRGSeptember 19-21, 2016 (Monday-Wednesday)



Hosts: John Pierce, Pete Parks, Bruce Gourley, Fred Anderson

Sponsors (to date): Nurturing Faith, Baptist History and Heritage Society, Virginia Baptist Historical Society and the Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty


*Participants will receive by email a detailed agenda with meeting places and times ahead of the event.

Monday, Sept. 19
• 5:30pm – Welcome dinner and address by historian David Holmes, author of The Faiths of the Founding Fathers (Walnut Hills Baptist Church, 1014 Jamestown Rd.)

Tuesday, Sept. 20
• Personalized tour of Colonial Williamsburg with an emphasis on religious history
• Lunch at Shields Tavern
• Afternoon explorations
• Dinner program featuring Brent Walker of the Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty on “Religious Liberty, Then and Now”

Wednesday, Sept. 21
• Personalized tour of Historic Jamestown by Mark Summers
• A visit with “Mary Buck” (portrayed by Rebecca Suerdieck)
• Jamestown Glasshouse
• Afternoon: Williamsburg Baptist Church, First Baptist Church, College of William and Mary
• Wren Chapel: A visit with “John Leland” (portrayed by Fred Anderson)
• 5:30-7:00pm – Closing dinner program featuring historian Bruce Gourley (Walnut Hills Baptist Church)

Cost: $275 includes all tours and programs, and lunch and dinner from Monday evening through Wednesday evening. Register online at or send a check for $275 to Baptists Today, Inc., P.O. Box 6318, Macon, GA 31208-6318, or call (478) 301-5655 to pay by credit card.

Participants are responsible for their own travel to Williamsburg and for lodging, with many options in the area. Locally, participants are to provide their own transportation to the various meeting points for events and tours at which time the group may travel by carpool. Colonial Williamsburg and Historic Jamestown involve walking tours.

Participants are responsible for their own travel and lodging, with many options in the Williamsburg area.



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Testimonials from Past Experiences

I have worn out my friends telling them about the trip… I wish I could give you some ideas on how to do it better but you just can’t improve on perfection.”

Bob Rollins, Little Rock, Ark. (Israel/West Bank)


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Joshua Breazeale, Greenville, N.C. (Glacier)


We look forward to participating again in a Nurturing Faith experience.”

Susan McConnell, Shelby, N.C. (Yellowstone and Glacier trips)


“I am a little bit of a lone ranger and never have gone with any tour group. However, this was an excellent experience for me, and one that I will always treasure.”

Don Brewer, Gainesville, Ga. (Yellowstone and Glacier)


“The tour opened up many thoughts and gave a sense of wonder to the places we visited.”

Les Hill, Lexington, Ky. (Israel/West Bank)