Everyday Acts of Kindness
SERVE Day Can Be Everyday
Small things done with great love can change the world. Whether on your own, or with your Connect Group, an everyday act of kindness is a simple, effective, and fun way to show the love of Jesus to people around you. With each act, simply give an Everyday Acts of Kindness card to let someone know they are noticed and loved by God.
Everyday Acts of Kindness cards are available in the lobby. See how one act of kindness can Make a Difference.
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Ideas for Acts of Kindness
- Pay for someone’s gas.
- Take out the garbage for an elderly or handicap neighbor.
- Leave an encouraging note or surprise in items you are donating, selling, or returning.
- Deliver fresh-baked cookies to a neighbor or co-worker.
- Bring fresh flowers to someone.
- Mow someone’s yard for free.
- Pay for someone’s coffee behind you in the drive-through.
- Pay for someone’s fast food meal behind you in the drive-through.
- Send a note of encouragement to someone.
- Give baked goods or a small gift to the postman or delivery person.
- Leave a big tip for your server at a restaurant.
- Help someone who you know is struggling financially.
- Pay for someone’s meal or dessert at a restaurant.
- Bake goodies and take them to the police station, fire station, or hospital.
- Take a box of doughnuts to a school, office, etc.
- Cook a meal for a neighbor or co-worker.
- Help tutor a struggling student.
- Pay for someone’s groceries that is behind you in line.
- Have your kids draw pictures for your neighbors, write an encouraging note on the back, and drop them off in their mailboxes.
- As you walk, bike, or jog around your neighborhood, pray for protection over the families of each household. Let your neighbors know you’re praying for them.
- Call a local nursing home or retirement community and ask if there’s anything you can do to help the residents with groceries or other practical needs. Drop items off with notes of encouragement!
Remember that if you come across a need that’s more than an Everyday Act of Kindness can provide, you can bring it to the attention of our Outreach Team by suggesting it as a Serve Day project