Check out the blog for the latest Iona Pilgrimage (April 2012) - http://fpca2pilgrims.
Iona is an enduring symbol of Christianity in Scotland. St. Columba, an Irish monk and priest, brought his followers and landed on Iona from Ireland in A.D. 563 and founded a monastery. Today, Iona is a revitalized place of Christian communion, centered on a religious community established by George MacLeod in 1938. There is a restored Abbey, originally a medieval Benedictine foundation, that welcomes up to 50 guests each week, as well as thousands of pilgrims every day during the summer months. The Abbey provides a unique opportunity to live with people from all over the world and all walks of life. Guests and staff of the community share all aspects of life - meals, daily worship, programme activities, chores and social events in a place that allows them to feel safe in exploring issues that challenge or concern them and to have space to reflect on their lives.
In 2010, ten pilgrims from First Pres Ann Arbor spent a week at the Iona Community and returned with a deeper faith and commitment to share with others about the worship life and community that is to be found on Iona.