31 Days to LEVEL UP, RESET, PAUSE

& DO GOOD THIS CHRISTMAS!

For many, December is a month of joy, excitement, family and wonder. 

But, for a lot of people, it’s a month that feels more like a game where you are trying to make it out alive.  It can be a month filled with anxiety around every turn, sadness, stress, or grief. 


So instead, we want to spend the next 31 days bringing a little light to the world and rest to your soul. 


HOW?

  1. Stop by the MYSTERY BOX wall in the lobby on Christmas Eve to receive a mystery Do Good opportunity and maybe a PRIZE :)
  2. Don't wait for Sunday...jump right in! Scroll down to find today's date and get started.

*Time Sensitive options are in green bold.

WEEK ONE

  • 12/1 – Message a friend you haven’t seen in a long time and tell them what an impact they made in your life.
  • 12/2 – Leave an encouraging note somewhere random.
  • 12/3 -  Purchase a toy for the Hub ministry Christmas shop. INSTRUCTIONS HERE.  Drop off gift to The Simple Church service on Sunday, December 4, or to the office by Wednesday, December 8.
  • 12/4 – Join us online or in person for Christmas at The Simple Church: Arcade Edition.  (LEVEL UP)

WEEK TWO

  • 12/5 – Call a loved one. Don’t text. Don’t email. Call.
  • 12/6 – Post something online praising someone else.
  • 12/7 Give, serve, or donate food to the Hub Ministry Christmas meal on December 13. INFO HERE
  • 12/8 – Anonymously send a dessert to a random table in a restaurant.
  • 12/9 – Send a Christmas card or care package to a soldier HERE.
  • 12/10  Purchase a $20 toy or gift for Common Ground Community to bring to The Simple Church service on Sunday, December 11.
  • 12/11 – Join us online or in person for Christmas at The Simple Church: Arcade Edition.  (RESET)

WEEK THREE

  • 12/12 - Put change in the vending machine for the next person.
  • 12/13 – Make/send a card to a kid in the hospital HERE
  • 12/14 – Grab some stray shopping carts and bring them inside.
  • 12/15  Purchase non-perishable food items for the Louisiana Food Bank or a local food bank to your area.  (Drop off food items at church on Sunday, December 18.)
  • 12/16 – Let people merge in front of you in traffic or cut in front of you in line.  They’re probably in a hurry too.
  • 12/17 – Invite some friends OR family to a “cell phone free” meal.  Leave a massive tip for your server.
  • 12/18  Join us online or in person for Christmas at The Simple Church: Arcade Edition (PAUSE)

WEEK FOUR

  • 12/19 – Leave quarters at a laundromat.
  • 12/20 – Drop off a thank you note at your local police or firestation.  They would always love a box of Little Debbies too!
  • 12/21 – Pay for the car behind you in the drive-thru.
  • 12/22 – Leave a gift in your mailbox for your mail carrier.  This season is crazy for them.
  • 12/23 – Go to a parking lot and leave a kind note on someone’s windshield.  They’re probably stressed and could use some hope.
  • 12/24 – Join us online or in person for Christmas Eve at The Simple Church @ 2 & 4 pm.
  • 12/25 – Turn your phone off and be as present as you can with those you love. 

WEEK FIVE

  • 12/26 – Drop off a package of new socks to the Shreveport Rescue Mission.
  • 12/27 – Donate a book to a kid in need HERE.
  • 12/28 – Pause and write down 3 things you saw God do in 2022.
  • 12/29 – Leave a tray of treats for your local nurses – any department or hospital.
  • 12/30 – Take a treat to your neighbor.  Pick the one you never see or spend time with.
  • 12/31 – Spend 5 mins thanking God for this season and for what is to come in 2023.

If you’re at all like us, sometimes all it takes is a spark, or an invitation to try something a little different to change your perspective.  

If you choose to join us for this, we encourage you to worry less about making sure you follow this to a “T” and focus more on simply finding small ways to pause and show kindness to those you around you and to yourself.