Beginning the Journey
Every journey begins with one step forward. 50+500 marks the beginning of a longer and larger journey toward Building Beloved Community that WSBC has determined to support.
Beginning at Easter and ending 50 days later at Pentecost, we invite every member and friend of our congregation to take at least one step forward for racial equity and justice. Our collective goal during these 50 days is 500 individual steps.
The labyrinth design symbolizes our journey. It represents a winding, complex but purposeful path that connects the walker to the journey inward and then back out for engagement in the world.
Getting Connected and Engaged
We have created a virtual Toolkit which you can use for concrete, actionable ways you can stay connected and engaged. All of the documents are available on Google Drive via this link.
Alternatively, you can get them directly below:
- 50+ Ideas for Getting Started. A list of concrete actions – some simple, less time consuming, and others more complex. You can keep the list growing and inspire others by logging your own ideas, steps, and actions.
(Please – report your steps on-line using this form.)
- A representation of a labyrinth that you can print out and use at home. Color it, mark steps along your way, use it as a guide for building your own labyrinth.
- A guided meditation for use as you walk the journey inward / journey outward path of the labyrinth toward racial equity and justice.
Your Next Steps
Report your steps taken using this on-line form. Every step forward – no matter how large or small – will be counted.
Watch the number of steps grow on the virtual labyrinth on here and on the WSBC Facebook group page. See “Footprints” added week by week as we approach our goal of 500 steps.
Read about our collective progress in the weekly Wednesday email updates, the Friday email worship bulletin information, and Facebook pages.
Visit the labyrinth and other artistic installations on church grounds. Experience the journey inward and outward toward racial equity and justice.
Submit photos you feel represent or symbolize your journey. To participate, submit your photo to firstname.lastname@example.org by Wednesday during each week of the Campaign. Be creative. We will share these photos during our weekly updates on Facebook. We hope you will be creative with this and use this exercise as a spiritual practice. As you and your camera look for a way to capture your experience of walking toward racial equity and justice, we hope your heart and mind will connect with the sacred call to Build Beloved Community.