Serve The World

IMG_20150927_113746303Today’s Social Action Sunday project for children was to prepare a birthday party in a bag for families at Solid Ground, a local organization that helps provide housing and resources for families experiencing homelessness.

The kids worked together as a team to color bags, make cards and sort donations. We are always so happy to work together with Solid Ground to bring a little gift, or blessing, from our hearts to their homes.

Before we began this project, we first explored the idea of “blessing” as a group. We asked: What is a blessing? How can we be a blessing to the world? What does it feel like when someone offers you a blessing?

Our kids then extended their heartfelt words by writing a blessing inside the birthday cards, and what beautiful words they were!

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Thank you all for your amazing work today and for offering your blessings, “from your hearts, with your hands, to the world.”

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“[O]ne does not bless without investing something of oneself into the receiver of one’s blessing… A blessing spirituality is a relating spirituality.” -Matthew Fox, theologian 

Extending the conversation at Home:

  • We are still in need to cake mixes and frosting to add to our birthday bags! Consider donating some of these items (please check the expiration date).
  • Ask: How does it feel to offer gifts or blessings to others? How can we, as a family, be a blessing for the world?
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One thought on “Serve The World

  1. beautiful!

    Jill Schwendeman, M.Div. Director of Youth Programs White Bear Unitarian Universalist Church 328 Maple Street Mahtomedi, Minnesota 55115 Ph: 651-426-2369, ext. 105

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