INTRODUCING THE ADULT BOSTON HERITAGE TRIP GUIDE
In October 2018, First Unitarian Church of Dallas led an Adult Heritage Trip for participants in the Faith Forward program within our church. The Heritage Trip took a group of 25 adults to Boston (and surrounding areas) for five days to visit sites of historical significance to Unitarian Universalism. Participants gained a deeper understanding of Unitarian Universalism, past and present, and came to see in real ways how our history has shaped our present, including their experience of our local congregation. The Heritage Trip was explicitly framed as a pilgrimage. A pilgrimage is not a vacation or sightseeing tour. It is a religious journey to a sacred place, or to a location of importance to our beliefs and faith.
Based on this experience, we created a guide for Faith Forward Path congregations to organize and lead their own Adult Heritage Trip to Boston. The guide includes: Logistics (registration, travel and lodging, bookings and reservations, communication, participant preparation), a Detailed Itinerary with tour talking points, and outlines for Opening and Closing Circles. If your congregation uses this resource to plan a Heritage Trip, we would love to hear from you about the experience! Email us at