Summer of Kindness
The 2021 Summer of Kindness: Sharing God's Love playlists are a collaboration of conference staff from the Rio Texas, Great Plains, and Michigan Conferences of The United Methodist Church.
How to Use This Playlist
The ideas in this playlist (collection of activities, ideas, links, books, and videos) goes along with the Summer of Playful Kindness resource. Included are a video of the Bible story, several activities and games, and the kindness challenge Bingo card. The playlists in the Summer of Kindness can be done in any order or you can come back to them at any time.
Listen to the story about the Widow of Zeraphath in 1 Kings 17:8-24. You can follow along in Growing in God's Love: A Story Bible or your favorite Bible.
Story read by author Carol A. Wehrheim from Growing in God's Love. Elizabeth F. Caldwell and Carol A. Wehrheim, editors. © 2018 Flyaway Books. Used by permission of the publisher. All rights reserved.
- What surprises did you hear in the story?
- How did the widow feel when Elijah asked for help?
- Why did the widow trust Elijah?
- How did Elijah’s kindness change the widow and her son?
- What God is calling you to do next?
God- the world is full of surprises. Some are exciting and others can be hard. Thank you for helpers who show kindness and care even when it is hard. Help me know how to help others when it feels difficult. Amen.