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Invading the community during Harvest

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Suitable for: Neighbourhood
Estimated costs: £0-£20
Suggested frequency: Annually
Hosted by: Your church/parents
Activity: Outdoors
Author: hope
Published: 22/09/2015

Description

Harvest is an opportunity for young people to be challenged to love and serve their local communities through what they say and do. The idea is for young people to offer a free lawn-mowing service, emphasising our call to care for God's creation.

Consider:


  • How could the people most in need of help, be targeted?

  • Wearing T-shirts profiling the initiative for maximum visibility in the community

  • Using this time to pray for the occupants of the house, and to chat to them about church activities

  • Risk assessments should be completed to ensure all the necessary safety precautions are taken, including: the use of circuit breakers; safety training for lawn mowers; and provision of adequate supervision.

  • Activities should be completed in small groups.

  • Activities don't just have to be restricted to lawn-mowing.

  • How about offering fence painting, raking up leaves, garden clearing and general garden maintenance?

Rationale

Harvest is a helpful occasion for young people to try a 'random act of kindness,' for the residents of their local community. This could provide opportunities for young people to develop growing relationships with their neighbours, and may also present chances for them to talk to people about God.

Outcome

Increased community connections, and the local area is supported.

This idea can be found on page 129 of Hope Heartbeat ©2013 HOPE08 Ltd. For more ideas, Hope Heartbeat is available for purchase from the website above.

Hope Heartbeat

Other requirements

Access To Toilets
Special Training
Public Licence
Safeguarding
Risk assessment

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