This little light of mine
In his sermon on August 16, Rev. Dr. Bell challenged us all to think creatively about the ways we are able to “be a light,” based on Jesus’ statement to the crowd in the Sermon on the Mount: “YOU are the light of the world.” (Matthew 5:14). As a result, numerous Wellshire folks have been sharing their own approaches to being a light. We hope it gives you some ideas or inspiration.
Financially support Hard-Hit Industries:
- https://littlejohnproduce.com/ – buy produce boxes to help farmers who sourced restaurants prior to COVID, they also give to people who need food.
- Order in from restaurants and tip heavily!
- Support an Artist – join with neighbors to sponsor and host a socially-distanced front porch concert on your street or cul de sac.
Encourage One Another*:
- Support teachers, students, school staff, administrators – messages, notes, or signs.
- Howl at 8:00 for essential workers!
- Put the abundance of kid’s art accumulating in your house to good use by sending letters to seniors or other medically vulnerable forks who are especially isolated.
- Use sidewalk chalk to make uplifting art in your neighborhood.
- Simply seek to build up the brokenhearted. Call a friend. Send a letter.
- (*see 1 Thessalonians 5:11)
Feed the Hungry:
- Make brown bag lunches for local food banks to distribute alongside groceries (an informal grassroots effort, contact Liz LeClair for more information)
- Volunteer at Food Bank of the Rockies (https://www.foodbankrockies.org/volunteer/) or MetroCaring (https://www.metrocaring.org/volunteer)
Protect the Vulnerable:
- Make cloth face masks for neighbors, family, friends, or others. Check out Operation We Can Sew It (operationwecansewit.com), started by a local Presbyterian doctor.
- Continue to ask neighbors who cannot go out if they need help with errands.
Take Care of You!
- A city on a hill cannot be hid. Tend to your own light through self are, reaching out for connection, and giving your time, talent, and treasure.
SHINE ON, friends!