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He has told you,
O man, what is good;
and what does the Lord
require of you
but to do justice, and to


LOVE KINDNESS

and to walk humbly with
your God?

MICAH 6:8

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AUGUST CARE CHALLENGE

Our August challenge is for you to display
RANDOM ACTS OF KINDNESS
Look for ways to show kindness as often and creatively as you can in lockdown.
If you’d like some ideas, hover (scroll on mobile) over these hints:

  • Host a virtual games night with friends.

  • Host an evening Bible reading on Zoom.

SCHEDULE
A VIDEO
CATCH-UP

  • Tell a family member how much you love and appreciate them.

  • Have a coffee/tea ready for them when they first come into the kitchen in the morning.

SHARE
YOUR
GRATITUDE

  • Send someone a meal or food delivery.

  • Send a fun gift (puzzle, cookbook etc).

  • Deliver a care package to someone in lock-down (tea, candles, cosy blanket, snacks journal etc).

SEND
A KIND
DELIVERY

  • Ask a family member about their day and listen with your full attention.

  • Send someone you know a joke to cheer them up.

  • Call your grandparents.

SAY
SOMETHING
KIND

  • Send someone your favourite Bible verse.

  • Send a motivational text to someone who is struggling.

  • Leave a sticker-note message somewhere a family member will be sure to see it - in their Bible, on their bedroom door or in their lunchbox.

SEND A
THOUGHTFUL
MESSAGE

  • Offer to take in your neighbours' bins for them (especially if they're elderly, it's a hard task!)

  • Offer to do someone's grocery shop for them.

  • Look for remote volunteering opportunities.

  • Do another household member's least favourite chore without being asked.

BECOME
A
VOLUNTEER

 

What are the Riverwood Care challenges?

Each month there will be a Care Challenge proposed for that month in the welfare section of our weekly ecclesial newsletter.

 

The challenge will outline a simple task to be performed in that month, with some suggestions, that everyone at Riverwood can engage in - from retiree to teen, from mums & dads to aunty  and uncles.

 

The benefits of these challenges will be magnified the more everyone joins in.

This initiative is designed to enhance a closer relationship with God, His Word and with each other. We are regularly exhorted to work on these relationships and love the ecclesia. Yet often, we wonder how to put this into everyday practice.

 

The aim of these challenges is to put these lofty principles into simple, edifying activities we can all do.

 

It will raise awareness of how everyday acts can cultivate these relationships and even nurture new ones. Who knows, you could be embracing your next new ‘good habit’ this month!


Rising to the Challenge of Care is everyone’s responsibility & privilege!


 Our Riverwood Care group welcomes your Care Challenge suggestions.

Care Challenges 2021

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He has told you,
O man, what is good;
and what does the Lord
require of you
but to do justice, and to
LOVE KINDNESS
and to walk humbly with
your God?

MICAH 6:8

AUGUST CARE CHALLENGE

Our August challenge is for you to display

RANDOM ACTS OF KINDNESS

Look for ways to show kindness as often and
creatively as you can in lockdown.
If you’d like some ideas, click these hints:

SCHEDULE
A VIDEO
CATCH-UP

SHARE
YOUR
GRATITUDE

SEND
A KIND
DELIVERY

SAY
SOMETHING
KIND

SEND A
THOUGHTFUL
MESSAGE

BECOME
A
VOLUNTEER

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Turn my eyes from worthless things and give me life through your word.

PSALM 119:37

JULY CARE CHALLENGE

This July we are challenging you to spend 15 minutes of every day replacing ‘unhealthy’ device time with spiritually ‘healthy’ device time.

Cick below for some links to recommended material.

 

We'd also love your recommendations so please get in touch via our Care Group Feeback form. Click here to go there now. We will update links as ideas come through!

Consider breaking longer material into smaller bite-sized pieces to suit your day !!

Enjoy a spiritually enriched July !!

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CARE CHALLENGE

MAY 2021

This May call or send a message to three Riverwood members you haven’t caught up with since Covid began.
 

With personal connections beginning to re-ignite post restrictions, each of us can promote, enrich, and widen these personal connections in this simple way! Perhaps send a cheery text “hello, I’m wondering how you are?” or share an encouraging thought via Whatsapp, post a card or note or even place a heartening message in someone’s pigeonhole. Try your skills using some old-school cards or note paper provided in the foyer of the hall.

Care Group Feedback
We would love to hear from you....
click the heart below for our feedback form.

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