Faith CoLab: Tapestry of Faith: A Place of Wholeness: A Program for Youth Exploring Their Own Unitarian Universalist Faith Journeys

Activity 4: I Believe, I Feel, I Act

Activity time: 5 minutes

Materials for Activity

  • Participants' journals
  • Pens or pencils
  • Newsprint, markers and tape

Preparation for Activity

  • Write I Believe (world view), I Feel (loyalty of my heart), and I Act (way of life) on newsprint.
  • Write the reflection questions on newsprint and post.

Description of Activity

Explain that participants will now have the opportunity to reflect on what they have experienced in the workshop, then express their reflections in writing or drawing. The following is a framework for reflecting, but they are free to reflect in any way that is helpful for them.

Ask them to make three columns in their journals:


(world view) (loyalty of my heart) (way of life)

Invite them to consider their faith in these terms.

An example might be:

I believe that my beliefs will change during my lifelong spiritual journey.

I feel excited about the potential of movement: to grow and learn more about my faith.

I am ready to take a spiritual journey.

Explain that they can make as many statements as they have time for and they can continue during the reflection time in future workshops. Invite them to draw or represent their reflections visually.

Offer the following reflection questions related to the theme of the day: What is your expectation for the rest of the program? How do you hope you will be changed by the time the program is complete? How do you think you will be the same?