A member of the Eastern Fairfield Cooperative Parish

The Walk to Jerusalem 2023 begins Ash Wednesday, February 22  

The walk to Jerusalem is an imaginary walk that encourages walkers to increase physical activity, spiritual and cultural awareness through a virtual tour to Jerusalem.

The good news that Jesus proclaimed isn’t the only spiritual reality: it is also very physical.  Jesus made clear with his very tangible metaphors and parables about wheat, coins, seeds and wine.  For our Lenten season this year we will be exploring “The Landscape of Lent,” taking a look at the physical elements of theses crucial stories: ash, water, mud, stones, and more. The resurrection was marked with the movement of very real rock, revealing a resurrected body!  This physical truth points to a spiritual reality, and our Lent will take us to these scenes in Jerusalem, so that we might “touch” these elements and experience the stories anew.

Anyone can participate regardless of your age or physical fitness level. All types of exercise will count, even day to day walking around.

The distance from Monroe, CT to Jerusalem, Israel is 5,635 miles. We will begin our journey on the first day of Lent, Wednesday February 22 and complete it on Easter Sunday April 9. Over those six weeks we need to walk approximately 134 miles per day. This is not individual mileage, we will walk as a congregation. Everyone who participates will log their mileage on the church on the website (link below) will be totaled. If we are ahead of schedule, we will take detours.

Click here to track miles online.
Click here to print a hardcopy tracking form.
Click here for your 2023 Walk to Jerusalem Workbook!

The United Methodist Church of Monroe – Open Hearts. Open Minds . Open Doors.

Be sure to check the map with progress on the bulletin board in the hallway.

Questions:  Carin Florin, Parish Nurse