A Summer Of Service


A Summer of Service

“The king will answer, ‘Whenever you did it for any of my people, no matter how unimportant they seemed, you did it for me.” (Matthew 25:40)

This summer, families at Unity are challenged to focus on Matthew 25:34-40. In this passage, Jesus reminds his followers to care for others, particularly those in need or forgotten by the world and that when they serve others, they are serving God. Each week there will be at challenge to complete with several suggestions for how that challenge can be completed. Families are encouraged to take a picture of themselves with Flat Jesus completing the challenge for our Facebook page and bulletin board so we can encourage others as they serve. Each week will offer the option to complete the challenge by praying, giving or acting. These are just suggestions. Each family may interpret the challenge in a variety of ways. Sharing what we do is not to pat ourselves on the back or brag about our service, but to share ideas that others families may want to do as well. Pick up a Flat Jesus in the Narthex.

Week 9 Share Water – Living Waters

Did You Know? Nearly half of the people in the world have no access to clean water. Over 3 million people die each year from preventable water-borne diseases; and most of them are children. 40 billion hours are lost annually to hauling water, a chore primarily undertaken by women and girls. One toilet flush uses as much water as the average person in a developing country uses for a whole day’s drinking, cooking, washing and cleaning. 
Pray: for people who live in communities around the world who do not have access to clean water and for those who volunteer with agencies like Living Waters for the World (https://www.livingwatersfortheworld.org/) to install water filtration systems and teach the importance of clean water. 
Give: money to Living Waters for the World directly or through Unity. For just $5 per month you can support clean water for an entire family. Your money keeps clean water flowing in communities around the world and brings health, hope and transformation to all involved.
Act: Practice ways to reduce the water you use: Turn off the sink while brushing your teeth; Take shorter showers; If you wash your car, take it to a car wash that recycles the water, rather than washing at home with the hose. For more ideas for how to conserve water: Living Waters for the World: clean water ministry