Go on God’s Errand
Get connected with the community by doing acts of kindness during camporee and beyond.
Please fill out a short online form (by clicking the button below) to register your club’s intent to participate in the #Connected Pathfinder Outreach initiative. Upon completing this registration form, you will receive a Streamyard link to be able to provide a live report during the Sabbath afternoon program on August 7, 2021 from 3:00-5:00 pm EDT).
Suggested Acts of Kindness
(Adapted from the Global Youth Day 2021, General Conference Youth Ministries)
Each church/club should focus on creating a #Connected campaign that will inspire daily acts of kindness throughout the entire church/club. The goal is to integrate daily acts of kindness into our lifestyles, both as individuals and as a church.
During this COVID‐19 pandemic, #Connected participants are to follow health and social distancing protocols for the safety of everyone. If in‐person outreach ministry is not possible, it is highly recommended that outreach activities be held virtually.
- Post varying scripture and uplifting messages on all forms of social media during GYD
- Post uplifting videos
- Write personalized direct messages to specific individuals
- Record personalized video messages of motivation and encouragement to individuals who need it.
- Ensure to mention their name.
- Run a Facebook or Instagram Ad in your area, promoting that you offer prayer, food, clothing, mentorship, or just a listening ear for anyone who needs it.
- Post on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram the Act or Acts of Kindness you’ve done using
the hashtags #ConnectedCamporee #CPCActsofKindness #GYD21
Visit families in your community who have been affected by a tragedy such as death, disaster, critical illness, etc.
- Write them a letter on behalf of the church, include a card
- Visit the affected families via Zoom, Skype, or other online platforms
- Worship with them, pray with them virtually
- Carry a gift basket and do a “drive by” to deliver it
Visit the Homeless, persons in jail, persons in shelters (abused women, orphans, persons on drugs, etc.)
- Create care packages with toothbrushes, toothpaste, soap, deodorant, snacks, gloves, warm socks, and evangelistic literature, etc.) and hand them out to the homeless in your church community (Note: Participants should wear masks and comply with social distancing regulations).
- Prepare healthy snack bags (sandwiches, fruits, water, drinks, etc.) Donate new or used clothing in a good state Worship with them, pray with them Give literature (check with your Personal Ministries Department ahead of time)
For Sick / Shut‐ins / Persons in need of assistance
- Prepare food baskets
- Share literature (The Great Controversy, Steps to Christ, Desire of Ages, magazines, etc.)
- Virtual singing bands
- Send recorded messages, songs, and prayers via WhatsApp, Messenger, etc.
- Call and ask how they are. Pray for them.
- Surprise them with a visit and bring flowers or a card.
- Bring a meal over.
At the Orphanage
- Share Bible stories
- Hand out toys (toys must be new or in very good, usable condition)
- Clothing (clothes must be new or in very good, usable condition)
- Share songs (sing‐alongs)
- Give age-appropriate books
Visit a Nursing Home
- Arrange to play an instrument or sing at a nursing home in your area (virtually).
- Help with crafts.
- Help serving meals.
- Pray for someone.
- Take flowers for the ladies.
- Get a young person to adopt a senior for a day
Acts of Appreciation
- “Thank You” baskets or other acts of appreciation to healthcare and essential workers, police and/or fire departments of your city/town