Faith CoLab: Tapestry of Faith: Faithful Journeys: A Program about Pilgrimages of Faith in Action for Grades 2-3

Leader Resource 2: Faithful Journeys Path Instructions

The Faithful Journeys Path is meant to be a large visual of a winding path that represents the journey we make as we translate our faith into action. In each session, you will add a signpost to the path, e.g., a green light (Session 1), Be Fair (Session 4), Build World Community (Session 13). Also in each session, you will post Faithful Footprints on the path to represent participants' faithful actions outside of the religious school time. The path should be displayed in your Faithful Journeys meeting room, ideally on a wall, but it could be on a table or even made as a three-dimensional object that you display on the floor.

Draw the path as two parallel lines that curve and bend. You might draw it on a large roll of butcher paper or gift wrap, large sheets of poster board, or pieces of paper taped together. You might attach a very wide ribbon or a length of fabric to the wall with masking tape, weaving it about the room, or drape it over cardboard to make a three-dimensional path with hills, curves, and valleys. You might put your path on corkboard and use pins to attach signposts and Faithful Footprints.

There is no one way to create the Faithful Journeys Path. Design a path that will accommodate a new signpost and participants' Faithful Footprints each time you meet. A Faithful Journeys Path that can be lengthened, if necessary, is probably a good idea.