#31DaysofKindness

The entire month of October, our church is flooding the City of Troy with a tidal wave of kindness—will you join us?

The past couple years have taken a toll on each of us, and it can make people hard and bitter. We believe, with the power of God’s Spirit, that we can begin to soften hearts in our community.
How? Through 31 Days of Kindness. We invite you to do a simple act of kindness every day during the month of October.
  • Below you’ll find a schedule you can follow every day of the month and links to sign up to bless a business or serve on Saturdays (see the schedule for details).
  • We will also have cards you can pick up at church to hand out when you do your act of kindness (or you can print your own from the file below).
Pray for God to begin a revolution in our church, that we might share the loving-kindness of Jesus with our community in simple, but potentially heart-changing ways.


Weekly Layout

FRIDAY
Every Friday you are invited to eat at one of the drive-thru restaurants in Troy and to pay for the person behind you in line at the drive-thru

SATURDAY
Sign up for one, two, or all of the Saturday Serve Events! All are welcome to attend. Sign-up through the Sign-Up Genius links provided in the online weekly E-Reach or email Bonnie at bonnie@troyumc.org
  • 10/2         DRINK GIVEAWAY – Downtown 4-way stop
  • 10/9         ICE CREAM GIVEAWAY – City Scoops
  • 10/16      WINDOW WASHING – Casey’s Gas Station
  • 10/23       LEAF RAKING – area communities  
  • 10/30       TANK OF GAS GIVEAWAY – Casey’s Gas Station

SUNDAY
FIRST Sunday – MINISTRIES UNLIMITED – This first week we will be collecting paper products for Ministries Unlimited. Bring your donations back next Sunday!
SECOND Sunday – Drop off your Ministries Unlimited paper products at the FLC or Sanctuary entryway. Take this second week to collect gift cards for the area preschools from either: Michael’s, Hobby Lobby, Target, or the Teacher’s Store in O’Fallon. No amount is too small! We will distribute them evenly to the TROY PRESCHOOLS.
THIRD Sunday – Drop off your gift cards at the FLC or Sanctuary entryway. Take this third week to collect Casey’s gifts cards. Again, no amount is too small! We will utilize these gift cards on Saturday, October 30 for our TANK OF GAS GIVEAWAY! If you’d like to be a part of that, please sign up via Sign-Up Genius links in the E-Reach or email bonnie@troyumc.org
FOURTH Sunday – Drop off your Casey’s gift cards at the FLC or Sanctuary entryway. Take this fourth week to collect bags of candy for TRUNK OR TREAT. ALSO – grab a card from an entryway table and use it to invite someone to Trunk or Treat next week that doesn’t attend our church.
FIFTH Sunday – Drop off your candy at the FLC or Sanctuary entryway.

MONDAY – TUESDAY – WEDNESDAY – THURSDAY
Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays –  we have picked specific businesses to bless. We encourage everyone to pray for that business on their calendar day. We also encourage you to hand deliver cards to the business on their day. Additionally, there is a Sign-Up Genius list. If you choose to sign up you can purchase flowers, balloons, or baked goods and deliver your gift and card to the business on their day!  Feel free to be creative! Have your kids draw pictures and make crafts – this can be a family event!
Thursdays – we have picked business/organization groups to bless. On Thursday we encourage you to go to YOUR bank, YOUR mechanic, YOUR barber (you get the point!) and bless them! Take a card, send flowers, take a meal, be creative. Show the people who serve you that you are appreciate them.

There will also be cards available in the FLC and Sanctuary entryways if you would like to fill out Thank You cards on Sundays and turn them into us the week prior – we will deliver them for you!

Be sure to use the hashtag #31DaysOfKindness and post pictures on social media this month to continue to spread kindness.

Download the Calendar

Please contact our Minister of Discipleship, Bonnie Abel, with any questions!

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