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Walk To Jerusalem


January 15 - April 9 (Palm Sunday)

Join us for this church wide event!  

The Walk to Jerusalem is an imaginary walk that “begins” at PHUMC and “end” in the Holy Land. As a congregation our goal is to virtually walk from Palm Harbor to Jerusalem. Each individual then tracks their steps for a set period of time and adds them to the community total. 


Our goal is to have “walked” the distance from Palm Harbor to Jerusalem by Palm Sunday, April 9th along an exciting route. You will receive a devotional each week, and the total amount of miles we have travelled together as a Church.


How long does the event take place and when do I have to sign up by?

The, Walk officially kicks off on Sunday, January 15 and end Palm Sunday, April 9.


You can sign up anytime along the journey, but the sooner the better.  You can sign up by clicking the sign up button on the bottom of the page. 


You can “walk” through all types of exercise:

Walking, running, biking, swimming, or aerobic exercise! Here’s an example of how to count your miles:

Walk 1 mile = 1 mile
Run 1 mile = 1 mile
Bike 2 miles = 1 mile
Swim 1 mile = 2 miles
Aerobic Exercise 20 min = 1 mile

We exercise more if we are encouraging each other! Walk, run, or ride as a family, with a friend, or with your small group. Let’s get moving and HAVE FUN! Look out Jerusalem! PHUMC is coming for Palm Sunday!


Who is the program for?

All Ages! All In! Preschoolers, elementary-aged children, teens, seniors and those in assisted living facilities.


What is our route?

    Week 1:   Palm Harbor to Charlotte, North Carolina…….591 miles

    Week 2:   Charlotte, North Carolina to New York City…..623 miles

    Week 3:   New York City to Casablanca, Morocco…...3,602 miles

    Week 4:   Casablanca, Morocco to Rabat, Morocco…. 54 miles

    Week 5:   Rabat, Morocco to Fez, Morocco….128 miles

    Week 6:   Fez, Morocco to Algiers, Algeria…...980 miles   

    Week 7:   Algiers, Algeria to Tunis, Tunisia….490 miles

    Week 8:   Tunis, Tunisia to Tripoli, Libya….478.5 miles

    Week 9:   Tripoli, Libya to Cyrene, Libya…..751 miles

    Week 10: Cyrene, Libya to Alexandria, Egypt…..571 miles

    Week 11:  Alexandria, Egypt to Cairo, Egypt….136.5 miles

    Week 12:  Cairo, Egypt to Jerusalem, Israel…..480 miles


Each week in your email along with your devotional, you will receive cultural information about the cities we are passing through.


Watch us progress to Jerusalem as a group on our Facebook page– Palm Harbor UMC Walk to Jerusalem 2017 and on the bulletin board outside the multi-purpose room.



In your walking packet you will receive:

  • History, overview and planning timeline for the program
  • Tools for the walk including weekly calculation sheets and mile count information
  • Detailed city route information
  • Your first of 12 weekly devotionals 
  • and much more!

If you have additional questions, please click on the email link provided and it will connect you with one of our Faith Community Nurses and they will be happy to answer your questions. 


walk to jerusalem sign up


Address: 1551 Belcher Road, Palm Harbor, FL 34683
Phone: 727-785-7487
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