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Invite your neighbours to work off their Christmas lunch by joining you for a walk. Pray for natural opportunities to share your faith....


Host a Christmas treasure hunt, either in your street or around the local church. Hide wrapped chocolates, candy canes, and then provide refreshments afterwards inside. Setup a Christ...


Invite your friends or neighbours to join you for an early morning bootcamp. Whether it is the parents at the school gate or your colleagues from work you’ll soon find people willing t...


You might like to get together with your church and other friends for a running club. Pick a time that is accessible to the most people and meet in a park, street or any other suitable ...


Setup a walking group meeting at your home. Invite your friends and neighbours to join you....


Skylight is a free family event for the whole community, combining music, live entertainment, food and fairground attractions culminating in a firework finale. Because we have fostered ...


Organise a group of friends to join you Carol Singing around your neighbourhood. Depending on the nature of your community, you could either do some singing at a local shopping area or ...


'Revs', is an informal get together for anyone who loves cars, whether they have an interesting car to show, or whether they just want to come, look, and get to know some new people. Th...


Running a community festival based around the World Cup, puts churches at the very heart of their community. Many churches have already had the experience of running a Community Fe...


Sports unite people of all ages, races and backgrounds. Putting on a community sports day could be a brilliant way to bring the whole community together.Who? You can either direct your ...


Connect with your community by organising, or taking part in a local summer fete. Many community groups will be present at events like these, but not many will offer creative, engaging ...


From tiddlywinks, to hiring sumo suits, there are many unusual sports activities that could make a community day fun, different and exciting. Create a splash in your local area, by dev...


Organise and advertise a community beach trip with games, food, sandcastle competitions and activities for all ages. If you want to keep this activity simple. encourage the community ...


Men often like a challenge, so why not setup a 'Dads Olympics'. Gather a range of fun challenges for the dads to complete with their children, such as: egg throwing and catching, Best b...


Organise a sponsored bike ride for Father’s Day to raise money for a local charity. Find a suitable location to start from, and end the ride at your church building providing refr...


What could be simpler than an ad hoc gathering at the local park? Take equipment with you to play games and sports. Invite the dads in your community, your street or at work to join you...


Find your nearest woodland, forestry commission location or even a large park. Start by challenging the children to find the best walking stick (not necessarily the largest - discourag...


Many a father-child project has later caused a now older child to look back with fond memories on the time spent with their fathers. Why not organise a soapbox car challenge with your ...


Organise a large-scale powder paint fight. Ask permission to use a school field or local green space, buy a number of boxes of powder paint and invite local young people to take part (...


Invite your community to take part in a rounders tournament. Form teams from streets or community organisations. Use local sports facilities or a large field, and provide basic refresh...


If you have a church with land attached, or can get permission at a community location, why not transform a small area into a beach. Buy in some sand, paddling pools, and create a beac...


Organise a tug of war contest at a local green space, with pre-registration of local sports teams and organisations. Include simple live music and refreshments to make it into a full su...


If you have the available funds, why not create a fun afternoon that your community will love. Hire items such as a surfing simulator, Sumo Suits, a Bouncy Castle, and provide them fre...


Organise a scavenger hunt using photos of your local area as clues.  Participants follow each clue to lead them on a set route around your community.You will need to...Place a seri...


Create an opportunity for a group of young people to take to the streets one lunchtime in Harvest. The idea is for them to set up a stall, make sandwiches and give them away to people. ...


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-mow...


Harvest can be an opportunity to celebrate our health and give thanks for our bodies, by involving young people in community sports challenges and competitions. Hold a half-day sports e...


Higher Sports is a new, and emerging Scripture Union resource. It is a 6-8 week course for churches and schools involving sports coaching and games together with Christian based teachin...


It is more challenging to realise the significance of Harvest in urban locations. With agreement from your local town council, plant a selection of fruit trees in a suitable communal ar...


'Nomad' are YFC's high energy touring team, focused on using a dynamic blend of cage football and relations youth work, in order to engage young people with the good news. Nomad can be ...


We set up a decorated Christmas tree in the centre of our neighbourhood and invited people to come sing carols and hear the story of Christmas around it. We also gave out mince pies and...


We have occasionally given out mince pies/chocolates/flowers to households in our area, knocking on doors to get to know new people and giving away Scripture Union Christmas comics too....


A simple presentation of the Gospel message that can be done any where, at any time, whether drawn in chalk on the ground or on the back of a napkin in a restaurant.It takes less than 4...

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