Thursday, December 1, 2011

24 Days of Service

In 2008 I was inspired, (you can read about why here) by a blog that I read, to do an acts of service advent calendar. We will take our Acts of Service list seperate them onto strips of paper and put them in a jar. Everyday we will draw one and try our best to accomplish it that day.

Acts of Service (click to print pdf)
make a donation to your local food bank
pray for somebody who needs to know Jesus
read a Christmas book to your children/grandchildren/neighbor
make cards for Holiday Mail for Heroes
do something kind for a stranger
bake a treat for the fire/police station
pray for the homeless
deliver treats to neighbors
do some work at an elderly neighbors house
do something kind for a sibling
tape candy canes with poem to local ATM machines
babysit for a family for free
leave a treat for the mail carrier in your mail box
pray for someone who will be alone on Christmas
pray for someone in the hospital this season
find a way to serve someone in your family
make someone breakfast
bake cookies and deliver them to the a local ministry
be a secret Santa for a friend
take cocoa to the garbage men when they pick up the garbage
greet soldiers at the airport
pick up garbage all day, everywhere you go
take a prayer walk around the neighborhood
take handmade cards to an assisted living facility and deliver them to residents
write thank you notes to your church staff

1 John 3:18-19  Dear children, let’s not merely say that we love each other; let us show the truth by our actions. Our actions will show that we belong to the truth, so we will be confident when we stand before God.

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