Upcoming Walk of Faith welcomes walkers
9/6/2013 6:00:00 AM
By Doug McMurdo
KINGMAN - The congregants of at least 15 Christian churches in the area will walk it like they talk it Oct. 5 at Centennial Park - and more churches and individuals are welcome to join.
The Kingman Walk of Faith will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on that Saturday. Participants will gather on the Burbank Street side of the park across from the Kingman branch of the Mohave County Library, said publicist Alice Longwell.
There are two distances to choose from - a one-mile walk within park boundaries and a two-mile walk that will occur on nearby surface streets. People who are not able to walk are invited to attend for fellowship.
The event is designed to encourage and affirm participants' Christian identity through the celebration of a common faith, which reveres traditional marriage and family, is pro-life and supports religious freedom, according to event literature.
Members of Christian churches and "all people of good will are welcome." Volunteers can sign up via email at KingmanWalkofFaith@gmail.com.
No one church is organizing or sponsoring the event, said Longwell, 91.
Water, cookies and muffins will be available and participants are invited to bring other treats to share, she said.
Longwell said each person will walk as an individual and is responsible for his or her own safety. Signs can be carried that "express our common faith."
"We think this is a good thing for Kingman," said Longwell.