In "Wonderful Welcome," a Tapestry of Faith program
Engage the children in brainstorming and then implementing "random acts of kindness." One option is making "feel good" cards for people in the congregation. The religious educator or minister can help identify people who would benefit from receiving a "feel good" card. The children may want to deliver the cards themselves. Another option is to send the cards anonymously. In that case, you might say something like:
It does feel good when we hand someone a card or special gift. But, part of feeling good about giving can be that we give when no one knows we did it. Why would we want to give without telling anyone? Because giving feels good and sometimes it is more important to help someone than get credit. For example, when your parents give money to an organization like the American Red Cross, they might be helping people all over the country. The people they help will never know who helped them, but it feels good to your parents to have made a difference.
For more information contact web @ uua.org.
This work is made possible by the generosity of individual donors and congregations.
Please consider making a donation today.
Last updated on Wednesday, May 9, 2012.
Sidebar Content, Page Navigation
More Ways to Search
Donate to Support This Program and the Ongoing Work of the UUA
Read or subscribe to UUA.org Updates for the latest additions to our site.
Learn more about the Beliefs & Principles of Unitarian Universalism, or read our online magazine, UU World, for features on today's Unitarian Universalists. Visit an online UU church, or find a congregation near you.