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