This Advent you are invited to journey from Baltimore to Bethlehem for the Great ADVENTure. Experience the journey in every step you take during the season of Advent, and by reading the daily devotionals that are reflections by members of Second Presbyterian Church on selected journey-focused Biblical texts.
Join us for the journey to Bethlehem, the place where we are met by Emmanuel, God with us! Our journey isn’t just spiritual, but also physical. Preparing for Jesus isn’t just something we do for our spirits, but during this Advent we are also challenged to care for our whole selves, including our bodies.
So, as a congregation, we are going to walk from BALTIMORE To BETHLEHEM! Want to participate? It’s as easy as keeping a daily record of how many steps you take. Walking, running, biking, skateboarding, swimming or any physical exercise could be used and converted into steps (or miles). Bring your weekly “step count” to church where they will be added with others and displayed on a map to show our collective progress on the journey. All ages and stages of life can participate. Use this time of exercise to celebrate God’s presence, pray, or listen for God’s leading in your life; prepare yourself for the ADVENT of Christ.
So, let’s talk numbers:
There are 5,105.8 nautical miles between Baltimore and Bethlehem.
That is approximately 10,783,450 steps.
Which means each member of our congregation needs to take 20,000 steps during Advent (November 30-Dec 25)
Take 30 seconds to fill out our online form to share with us how far you “traveled” on this journey from Baltimore to Bethlehem. Together, we can make this 5,000 plus mile trip.
Journey through Advent with Words and Images: Daily Devotionals
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November 30: First Sunday in Advent First Sunday in Advent
December 1: Deuteronomy 10:12 Devotional by Mark Felder
December 2: Acts 1:2 Devotional by Mari Quint
December 3 Jonah 3:3 Devotional by Scott Silverwood
December 4 Deuteronomy 10:12 Devotional by Jim Kucher
December 5 Acts 10:9 Devotional by Joyce Zimmerman
December 6 Ezra 7:9 Devotional by Mari Quint
December 7 Isaiah 7:14 Second Sunday in Advent
December 8 Mark 10:17 Devotional by Bethany Dietz
December 9 Joshua 9:11 Devotional by Jaye Crooks
December 10 Genesis 12:1 Devotional by Sallie Patterson Miller
December 11 Acts 9:3 Devotional by Geoffrey Hardin
December 12 Deuteronomy 1:33 Devotional by Charles Herndon
December 13 John 4:6 Devotional by Ray Herman
December 14 Isaiah 9:6-7 Third Sunday in Advent
December 15 Luke 9:3 Devotional by Andrew Birmingham
December 16 1 Kings 19:7 Devotional by Julie Evans
December 17 Mark 13:34 Devotional by Becky Ferrell
December 18 Luke 1:26-38 Devotional by Sheri Slezak
December 19 Luke 1:39-45
December 20 Luke 1:46-56
December 21 Micah 5:1-2 Fourth Sunday in Advent
December 22 Luke 2:1-7
December 23 Luke 2:8-14
December 24 Luke 2:8-14
December 25 Christmas Day