Be a light

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:

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!

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