Random Acts of Kindness

A random act of kindness is a selfless act performed by a person or persons wishing to either assist or cheer up an individual or in some cases an animal. There will generally be no reason other than to show the love of Christ and to make people smile, or be happier.

The Bible encourages us to “do good to all people.”

  • Radio DJ Brent Farris KZST in Santa Rosa California has been sending his listeners out to do Random Acts of Kindness for over 10 years. They include, tipping the person at the McDonald’s Drive through window $100, paying for parking tickets of strangers, even giving $100 to a person who cleaned up after their dog in a park. He does it once a week.
  • The movie Pay It Forward is largely based on Random Acts of Kindness.
  • A book, Random Acts of Kindness, was released by Conari Press in 1993.
  • Established in 1995 as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, The Random Acts of Kindness Foundation promotes spreading kindness.

On Sunday, November 29, New Venture Christian Church is going to engage in random acts of kindness throughout the entire Midlothian area. We’re suspending our normal Sunday service to host our second All Church Service Sunday!

Each participant will be given a Giving Bags and an amount of money to purchase basic items for the working poor in the Richmond area to be distributed through Freedom House. Then we will all spend the rest of the morning performing random acts of kindness in the community.

At that same time our children will stay at TCMS and rehearse for their upcoming Christmas program to take place on December 13.

It will be one of the most exciting experiences of service you have ever participated in.

Have you ever just done a random act of kindness before, like pay the toll for the person behind you in line at the toll booth? Would you care to share some ideas with our readers so we can get our creative juices flowing?

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