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

Faith In Action: Get to Church by People Power Day

Materials for Activity

  • Poster board or paper, and markers
  • Light snacks for those arriving to church by "people power"

Preparation for Activity

  • Consult your congregational calendar to choose a Get to Church by People Power Day. Look for a date when congregational members may be willing to take the extra time traveling by "people power" may require.
  • Arrange with lay and worship leaders to publicize Get to Church by People Power Day with an announcement during worship, newsletter and website notices, and word of mouth.

Description of Activity

To do something beneficial for our ecosystem and foster connections between individuals and nature and among congregants, engage the Faithful Journeys group to sponsor a "Get to Church by People Power" day. People power could include sharing rides or joining together in using public transportation or literal human energy, such as walking or bicycling.

Lead the children in promoting the event. Participants might make and display posters, write a piece for the congregational newsletter, make an announcement during a worship service, create an invitation to photocopy or scan to send to members, and/or personally invite congregants to participate. Include the message that participating in Get to Church by People Power Day is a way to take faithful action that is particularly expressive of our seventh Principle.

On Get to Church by People Power Day, the group might provide cool drinks or light snacks for those who walked or rode.