Faith CoLab: Tapestry of Faith: Amazing Grace: A Program about Exploring Right and Wrong for Grade 6

Faith In Action: Speaking with a Visitor

Part of Amazing Grace

Activity time: 20 minutes

Materials for Activity

  • List of visitor questions made at previous meeting

Preparation for Activity

  • Invite a visitor to join your group and describe some of your congregation's social action programs. Tell your visitor about the Faith in Action component of Amazing Grace: Exploring Right and Wrong, and be sure to mention details such as the best arrival time and the amount of time available for this sharing. Suggest that the visitor try and bring something for the youth to do-maybe something as simple as addressing postcards or folding and stuffing letters to be mailed to legislators.

Description of Activity

This activity allows youth to hear about the social justice work their own congregation has done or is doing.

Introduce your visitor to the youth, and ask for a brief description of the congregation's social justice activities. Let the youth ask questions; if they run out of questions, use the ones the group listed in Session 5. Ask about any activities that youth and their families might participate in, either as an Amazing Grace group, or individually. If the youth seem interested in any particular project, plan to build on those interests in future sessions. If your visitor has brought something for the group to do, be sure and allow time for that. Participants can do some tasks, such as stuffing envelopes, during the discussion.