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Harvest expressions of thankfulness

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Suitable for: Any or All Locations
Estimated costs: £5 - £30
Suggested frequency: Annually
Hosted by: Youth group.
Activity: Outdoors
Author: HOPE
Published: 15/09/2015

Description

Invite your young people to come together for an afternoon, where they take to the streets with a 'thankfulness' sign and flip charts. They can ask passers-by to write on the flip chart something for which they are most thankful, allowing participants to consider being thankful to God.

Consider:


  • Have publicity to hand out for youth clubs and church events.

  • Give out flyers which provoke thought about God's goodness to us.

  • Offer to pray a blessing upon people, that they might know more of God's goodness and the fullness of life.

  • Find creative ways of displaying suggestions. Perhaps have the word 'thankfulness' written in large letters, with participants' suggestions being written on Post-it notes and stuck on to the letters.

  • Give out sweets as a 'thank you' for participating.

  • Have Gospels available for those who want to engage at a deeper level.

Rationale

An opportunity to encourage the community to reflect on things for which they are thankful, and to remind them that all good things come from God.

Praise the Lord 'who satisfies your desires with good things so that your youth is renewed like the eagle's' (Psalm 103:5)

Outcome

Gratefulness to God considered.

This idea can be found on page 128 of Hope Heartbeat ©2013 HOPE08 Ltd. For more ideas, Hope Heartbeat is available for purchase from the website above.

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