As a whole church, we’re encouraging everyone to participate in showing the love of Jesus in our community by doing random acts of kindness (RAK) the week of March 21.

What are random acts of kindness? Exactly as they sound: random, unexpected actions that you do for others (strangers, family, friends, coworkers, neighbors, fellow church members, WHOEVER) without any expectation of getting something in return. Just to be kind. 

Check out the list of ideas we’ve included at the bottom of this page!

RAK Week Volunteer Opportunities

We know some of you prefer a little more direction or specific actions, so we have a few opportunities to volunteer with fellow church members during this week of kindness.

Monday, March 22 @ 7pm

Encouragement Card Making in the Commons

All supplies will be provided, come ready to craft some cards of encouragement

Contact Michelle Bennett to sign up: mbennett@thornapple.org

Wednesday, March 24 @ 6:30pm OR during the day on Thursday, March 25

Meal Packaging and/or Delivery in the Thornapple Kitchen and around GR

Meet at church to package up soup and then hit the road to deliver meals to our Prime Timers. If you can’t help package in the evening but are available for deliveries the next day, please let Brenda know.

Contact Brenda Veltman to sign up: brendav49301@yahoo.com

Friday, March 26, 10-Noon

Help In the Image Prepare to Re-Open their new retail space

Helping set up/prepare In the Image’s new space for re-opening. Masks required and COVID-protocols are in place for a safe volunteer opportunity.

Contact Kay Stewart to sign up + get details: khstewart33@gmail.com

Below is a list of ideas to use as inspiration or as a starting point!

Review them with your family or small group and plan out which ones want to do the week of March 21. Feel free to create your own – though the list is long, these are just thought starters to inspire you!

(click the image to download a PDF)

Daily RAK Prompts

During our week of kindness we’ll be sharing daily prompts on social media or you can opt to have them texted to you each morning by filling out the form below.