Session 10: Courage And Conviction (Saddlebags) Part of Toolbox of Faith In This Section Introduction From Toolbox of Faith From caring comes courage. — Lao Tzu Conscience is the root of all true courage. — James Freeman Clarke, nineteenth-century British abolitionist This... Session-at-a-Glance From Toolbox of Faith ACTIVITY MINUTES Welcoming and Entering Opening 10 Activity 1: Story — Eliza Tupper Wilkes: Riding for Faith, Hope, and Love 10 Activity 2: Moments of... Spiritual Preparation From Toolbox of Faith After you have read the story, "Eliza Tupper Wilkes: Riding for Faith, Hope, and Love," think about the convictions you hold in your own life and moment... Welcoming and Entering From Toolbox of Faith Materials for Activity Photographs or other images of people demonstrating courage and conviction Preparation for Activity Collect images of people... Opening From Toolbox of Faith Activity time: 10 minutes Materials for Activity Chalice candle or LED/battery-operated candle Lighter and extinguisher, if needed Newsprint, markers, a... Activity 1: Story - Eliza Tupper Wilkes Riding For Faith, Hope, And Love From Toolbox of Faith Activity time: 10 minutes Materials for Activity A copy of the story, "Eliza Tupper Wilkes: Riding for Faith, Hope, and Love" Preparation for Activity R... Activity 2: Moments Of Courage - Acting It Out From Toolbox of Faith Activity time: 15 minutes Materials for Activity Copies of Handout 1: Moments of Courage Skit Rules for each group Preparation for Activity Review Hando... Activity 3: Making Courage Stones From Toolbox of Faith Activity time: 15 minutes Materials for Activity Several small stones for each participant Optional: Cloth on which to place the stones Participant list... Activity 5: Council Circle From Toolbox of Faith Activity time: 10 minutes Materials for Activity Tool of the Day - saddlebags, bicycle panniers or a rucksack, or an image of saddlebags Participant lis... Leader Reflection and Planning From Toolbox of Faith Reflect on these questions and discuss them with your co-leaders: How do we feel about today's session? What parts of the session worked well?... Faith In Action: Ideas From Toolbox of Faith Description of Activity Plan a Faith in Action activity to help participants extend the core learning of this session into action in the congregation an... Taking It Home From Toolbox of Faith From caring comes courage. — Lao Tzu Conscience is the root of all true courage. — James Freeman Clarke, nineteenth-century British abolitionist IN... Eliza Tupper Wilkes Riding for Faith, Hope, and Love Polly Peterson From Toolbox of Faith A useful visual aid for this story is a map of the United States to show Reverend Wilkes extensive travel all over the country. Other visual aids might... Handout 1: Moment of Courage Skit Rules From Toolbox of Faith All members of the group must be included, in some fashion, in the acting.... Handout 2: Courage and Conviction Letter From Toolbox of Faith You had a chance today to think about some of your own convictions — the things you believe are so important you would stand up for them, even when it i... Find Out More From Toolbox of Faith Images of Courage and Conviction Cut out, photocopy, or print out images from magazines, newspapers, textbooks, websites, wall calendars, and/or non-pro... PREVIOUS: Find Out More UP: Toolbox of Faith NEXT: Introduction Download all of Toolbox of Faith (Word) (PDF) to edit or print.