Faith CoLab: Tapestry of Faith: Toolbox of Faith: A Program That Helps Children Discover the Uses of Faith

Faith In Action: Ideas

Description of Activity

Lead the Congregation in Song

Arrange for the children to lead the congregation in the song, "If I Had a Hammer," during a worship service or other gathering. Guide the children to prepare signs with the lyrics (see Alternate Activity 1: Word Art - "If I Had a Hammer"). The children can hold up the signs, so the congregation can join in. Invite a musical accompanist to support the group in song-leading.

Demonstrate Collective Power

Arrange for the group to join a local demonstration against injustice, such as a walk against hunger. In the Boston area, Project Bread sponsored the 40th Walk for Hunger in May, 2008. The Food Bank of El Dorado County (northeast California) runs an annual hunger walk in November. CROP (Communities Responding to Overcome Poverty) Walks have been initiated in locations around the United States by the non-profit organization, Church World Service, a service ministry of 35 U.S. Protestant, Orthodox, and Anglican denominations. Find information online about CROP Walks in your area.