Saturday, June 18, 2011

"Put Feet to Their Faith" and Involve Your Children - and Families - in a Project to Help Those In Need

All this month I've been talking about involving the children in your ministry in a project to gather food for your local food pantry. In every community in across this country, and around the world, there are people who struggle to provide food for their families. We typically have food drives around the Holidays, but hunger happens all year long . . . and the Summer brings unique challenges for those who struggle to feed their families as children are not in school where they receive one or two meals a day. Consider involving the children and families in your church in helping others by hosting a community picnic. Invite your neighbors to join you - they do not need to bring food - and ask families in your church to bring enough food for their own family and enough to feed one or two additional families. Ask everyone who can to also bring a non-perishable food item to donate to a local food pantry. Plan games and make it a fun event for families . . . and one where you are making a difference by showing you truly do care about the people in your community!

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