Mary and Joseph walked 111 kms from Nazareth to Bethlehem

WHAT: 

• The Season of Advent is a time of expectation and preparation for the birth of Jesus
• As a spiritual discipline, walk every day during the 4 weeks of Advent
• Walk alone, or in a team, and make the journey to the manger
• You will have a booklet with a daily meditation and a place to record your distance

WHY: 

• Walking is an ancient spiritual practice
• Walking is mentioned 247 times in the Bible and is a metaphor for our life with God
• Set aside Advent in a different way as you prepared for Christmas
• Participate in a church-wide spiritual program that focuses us on our faith journey
• Our faith engages our whole being – body, mind and spirit

WHEN: 

• Season of Advent: November 27 – December 24

HOW: 

• Walk alone and count your steps
• Walk as a team and combine your steps
• Walk at the church, or wherever you like when you like
• Use phone apps, Fit Bits or pedometers to calculate distance
• Walk everyday as much as you like, or walk all 111kms

WHO: 

• Anyone ages 3 – 103
• Walk by yourself, as a couple, as a family, with a friend
• Sign up for a team – some might walk a little and others a lot