Good Things

White Wall Cleaning

Use Wesley’s bleach-white to do a kindness project in a discount store parking lot. Do free white-wall cleaning and leave a note on the windshield.

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Twist On Lawn Forking

Instead of toilet papering or forking lawns get the same excitement out of it by sneaking out late at night and doing something nice. I’ve done it two ways. First during a sleepover instead of the usual toilet paper raid I bought a big box of plastic forks, tape, and construction paper. We cut the paper into dozens of hearts and taped them to the handle of the forks. Then I had the girls write encouraging comments on each one of them. We all sneaked out that night and forked the Youth Pastors lawn. He liked it so much that he based the whole Sunday youth service on it! We also decided to put Hershey’s kisses on spoons wrapped in different colored plastic wrap tied with curly ribbon. Then we made a huge sign that looked like a giant spoon that said some nice things about the youth leader. We sneaked out and spooned her lawn. It was so…. much fun!!

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Warm Fuzzies

We do this at every camp we run. Get every student / kid / person / sentinent being to decorate a paper bag of some sort. Then stick it on the wall. Over the course of the weekend (or whatever) people can use their spare time to write short little messages to each other. Something nice, so it makes you feel all ‘warm and fuzzy’. Just be careful no one gets left out.

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Remembering Mom

Our youth did this and it was fun for them as it was for the moms. One day before Mother’s Day, we go out during the night and sing a song (Mother’s Day theme) at each mother’s house. Adults drive the youth around and we play guitar while we sing outside the house windows. When we are done, we leave a small gift basket or vase with flowers at the doorstep of the mother’s house. Some of the moms come out and give us cookies or Cokes. It is a lot of fun and makes the moms feel really special. Make sure you start early if you have lots of moms in your church.

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Love And Laundry

Go to a local Laundromat and give out quarters to people washing and drying their clothes. It will give you a chance to do something for them and possibly talk with them about their relationship with God while they wait on their clothes.

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Youth For Dinner

Have your youth sign up in small groups of 3-4 and take turns inviting the groups into your home for a “home-cooked/sit-down” meal! We have found that Monday nights work best because you can pick the group and remind them on Sunday. We fix an easy but hot meal like spaghetti, pot roast, casseroles, etc. with vegtables, bread and desert. We set the dining table properly and the kids love it when we eat by candlelight! It is really amazing how many families these days don’t sit down and eat a hot meal, much less eat together, so this is a great time to not only spend some quality time with your youth but it is also a great way to open your home to them and remind them of prayer, forgotten manners and have good discussions in smaller groups! Your kids will love the attention!

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Flower Delivery!

Check with a Senior’s Home beforehand to see if they would mind your group coming to deliver flowers, and then find a flower shop who would be willing to donate a number of flowers (we used carnations). Organize to have the flowers delivered to the Home, either you pick them up or the flower shop might deliver them for you. Have everyone in your group help you to make little tags that have a Christian message on them, and perhaps your group’s name, (for instance our school’s Christian group did this, we stamped a little card with a bear, coloured him in, and wrote “God Bless, from Students With A Testimony”) It works well and you can bring a wonderful smile to their faces!

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Everyday Thanksgiving

At the end of each day, think about all that your family did for you.
Take the time to thank them for each thing you can remember. If this is done daily, how much thanksgiving will your family offer to God by the end of the week? It would then be a joy to offer that sacrifice of praise in His sanctuary on Sunday morning!

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Meter Ministry

Purchase a roll of quarters and head down to the downtown, business district. Walk through the parking lots and streets and when you see a meter expired or about to, pop in a quarter. Then leave a simple not on the windshield (something like “A little more time compliments of “your church name”).

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Kindness Day

Every Friday this summer the Youth and some adults meet for Act of Kindness Day at Church. The kids come up with the ideas! We’ve visited Nursing Homes, had a Free car wash, go to a grocery store and take peoples groceries to their car for them, bake cookies and delivered them to low income neighborhoods, lots of other things for the elderly. During each event we pass out tracts or pass along witness cards. The kids have a great time! And so do the recipients!

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