The Walk to Jerusalem is an imaginary walk that encourages members of all ages to increase their physical activity, spiritual growth and cultural awareness through a virtual tour to Jerusalem.
All age groups are invited to participate in this walk.
Let’s all “pack our bags” and get ready to travel!
Introduction and Tracking Information
Our projected route is across the country to New York City’s JFK Airport where we “board a plane” to cross the Atlantic Ocean to Morocco. From there we journey across northern Africa to Jerusalem.
As with any long trip (and life), we may encounter some unexpected detours along the route!
The total trip from Lord of Love to Jerusalem is approximately 3750 miles (not counting our flying miles).
Don’t be intimidated by the total mileage.
We are traveling as a group and all participant miles are aggregated and tracked weekly to help us reach our destination.
More information about this journey and ways to convert activities into miles is available in this document. Just click on this link. Feel free to download and print if you wish.
Week #1 Overview and Travelogue
Week #2 Update and Travelogue
Our journey includes 15 weeks of devotions.
Each devotion is meant to be read as you start your week with questions to ponder as you exercise your body, mind, or spirit.
The devotions can be downloaded and printed if you wish. Just click on this link.
You are asked to track and report your mileage weekly.
Use the Weekly Tally Sheet to help you and other family members track their mileage each day and accumulate for the week.
Submit your mileage weekly through this on-line form.
If necessary, you may return a Weekly Tally Sheet each Sunday morning in the designated basket in the Narthex.
It’s not just about walking. You have these other ways to accumulate mileage.
One Mile is equivalent to:
• 20 minutes of active household chores
Examples: vacuuming, yard work, washing dishes, laundry, preparing meals, cleaning bathrooms, etc.
You can combine 5 or 10 minute segments of these activities to contribute to the total.
• 15 minutes of devotion, prayer and Bible reading
• 20 minutes of any physical indoor or outdoor activity
Examples: swimming, playing soccer, playing basketball, exercise class, etc.
• Attendance at Sunday Services or a mid-week Lenten service
NOTE: Lenten services begin March 13
• 20 minutes of community service with a recognized non-profit group
Lord of Love is a recognized non-profit group
• Attendance at a meeting at church
Examples: bible study, council meeting, ministry team meeting, etc.
Two Miles is equivalent to:
• Attendance at Ash Wednesday service on March 6
• Serving as a Sunday school teacher
• Serving as a Youth group assistant
• Helping clean-up after a church meal or Sunday coffee
Three Miles is equivalent to:
• Preparing and serving a church meal, a Lenten supper, or a FISH meal.
Have a question or some constructive feedback?
Please contact the Member Care Team at firstname.lastname@example.org.