Summer Acts of Service
This week’s Summer Act of Service is to serve our family, friends, neighbors, and even ourselves. God loves each of us and wants to provide comfort when times are difficult. We know that "family units" are different for each household so we suggest various examples of serve opportunities so that everyone can participate.
For families with younger children or students that live at home, the children can take initiative to serve their parents in appreciation for all the care and support they provide. An example would be for the kids to prepare a meal (or order pizza and set the table) and allow their parents to be waited on as if they were at a fancy restaurant or on a much overdue date night. Another serve activity the kids can do includes extra chores while their parents relax with their feet up enjoying a cold glass of lemonade.
For a couple without children at home, each could take turns doing household chores
that the other person is normally tasked with, or leave a kind message somewhere
around the house, as a surprise note of gratitude.
And for someone living alone, they can reach out to a family member or friend that they have not spoken to in a while, just to call and say they care. And it is always nice to take an opportunity for self-care to include a quiet walk in nature, yoga meditation, journaling about feelings or goals, reading the Bible or another inspirational book, or exercise.
Please share pictures or video of your act of inward service to your family and friends
via our social media accounts on FaceBook or Instagram, or send an email to
act of service in God’s eyes is too small or big. Read more about it
Before you serve with action, begin by going through the reflection questions below. We go inward to reflect and then we go outward to serve.