12 Gifts of Christmas

Let's love one another this December by serving others and showing kindness each week! 

We've made a list of 12 ways to serve others this month.  We know December is a busy time of year, and we kept that in mind while creating this list. But, these 12 small "gifts" could make a huge impact.

Just think, if 20 people commit to this list of 12 acts of service, that would be 240 acts of kindness in our community this month! That's 240 people being blessed by these simple gestures! 

God has blessed us in so many ways, let's glorify Him by blessing others. Our prayer is that God will use these simple gestures of kindness to bring people to Him. 

Follow the schedule we've provided below or commit to at least 1 of these acts of love each week. 

Seeing & hearing about kindness being spread through the community is so encouraging and inspiring for us all. Help us spread joy by sharing your pictures and stories with us on social media! Use the hashtag #12gifts so we can see all the kindness happening this month! 

Download the printable PDF.

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Tuesday, December 1st: Send a card or an email of encouragement to someone.

Thursday, December 3rd: Donate items needed for our Care Packages for the homeless. (These care packages are prepared and given to Food & Shelter.) 

Saturday, December 5th: Take a meal to a friend or neighbor. 

Monday, December 7th: Donate holiday meal items to the Streams of Water Ministry (or other food drive of your choice). 

Wednesday, December 9th: Leave a great review online for a small local business that you love, especially if that business is struggling due to the pandemic.

Friday, December 11: Babysit a friend's or relative's kids while they go Christmas shopping, wrap Christmas presents, or just have a date night. 

Monday, December 14th: Go on a Prayer Walk (or drive, depending on the weather)—walk/drive around your neighborhood praying for your neighbors or as you drive around looking at Christmas lights, pray for each of the families that live in those houses. 

Wednesday, December 16th: Run an errand for someone who has Covid or a person who is at high risk and can't get out & about. 

Friday, December 18th: Pay for the meal of someone behind you in the drive through line. 

Monday, December 21st: Send a "thank you" care package or "thank you" note to healthcare workers, the local police station, delivery workers, or any other essential employees that could use some extra care and love right now. 

Monday, December 28th: Help a neighbor with yard work.

Wednesday, December 30th: Give a shout out to a friend on social media by saying why you appreciate them and tagging them in the post.