In "Windows and Mirrors," a Tapestry of Faith program
Outline a service project the children can do for someone who serves the congregation with hard work which may be underappreciated.
Engage the group to talk about how the congregational facility is maintained. Who takes out the garbage? Who is in charge of the recycling? Who mops the floor? Who tidies the sanctuary after worship and puts away the chairs after coffee hour?
Guide the children to identify someone, perhaps the congregation's custodian, whose work the group can do on a Saturday, Sunday or school vacation day (a day when enough participants and adult volunteers will be available to fulfill all the worker's regular responsibilities). With the appropriate congregational leader(s)' permission, invite the person to take a paid day off.
Be mindful of accessibility issues. If anyone in your group has limitations of movement, offer them a job they can accomplish.
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Last updated on Friday, April 20, 2012.
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