DPC Summer Faith Challenge 2013 What is the Summer Faith Challenge? The Summer Faith Challenge encourages members and friends to stay connected to our faith and faith community through activities that can be done wherever the summer takes us. This summer’s faith challenge will parallel the summer sermon series on the Psalm 23 and will help us be aware of God’s presences wherever we are. We invite everyone to participate as many weeks as they can and to share your ideas or pictures of your activities on the church facebook page yourself or by sending them to Rebekah (firstname.lastname@example.org) or texting them to 678-561-7218.
How do I participate? 1. Sign up for text message reminders by texting 404-486-4995 with the message @dpcs 2. Email email@example.com (subject can be blank) to receive email notifications about weekly challenges. 3. Take a sheet with whole summer of activities from bulletin or church office. 4. Download the challenge activities from the church website. 5. Find the weekly challenge on the church facebook page or blog.
Sometime this summer…… Video yourself or your family reciting Psalm 23 in a location of your choosing this summer. Email your video or link to your video to firstname.lastname@example.org, text to 678-561-7218, or post to the church facebook page. These activities correspond with the scripture that the church is engaging in weekly worship, but feel free to use these activities at any time during the summer that best fits your schedule.
Summer Faith Challenge Activities: Week of 6/2 (Psalm 23):
Psalm 23 is about God’s presence in our lives. Make a list of times you feel God’s presence each day. Share these with your family at the end of the day or with a friend during the week. Send any of your ideas to Rebekah at email@example.com or text them to 678-561-7218 or post to church facebook page.
Week of 6/9 (Psalm 23:1):
Think of a friend who needs the guidance of a shepherd. Write a note or send a special gift to that person. Share what you did by emailing Rebekah at firstname.lastname@example.org or texting 678-561-7218, or posting to DPC facebook page.
Week of 6/16 (Psalm 23:2-3a): Take a picture of any green pastures or still waters that you come across this week and send them to email@example.com or text them to 678561-7218, or post to church facebook page. Be sure to tell us where you are!
DPC Summer Faith Challenge 2013 Week of 6/23 (Psalm 23:3b):
Choose an activity that honors God’s name. Choose from examples below or come up with your own. Buy food to take to DEAM. Find gently used clothing or toys in your home to donate to Hagar’s House or the clothes closet at First Baptist Church Tell someone why you want to honor God. Write a note to someone you need to reconcile with. Leave a thank you note for a server at a restaurant this week. Read a different psalm each day of the week. Share by email to firstname.lastname@example.org, text to 678-561-7218, or post to DPC facebook page.
Week of 6/30 (Psalm 23:4a):
Think of a storybook, novel, poem, or movie that offers an example of dark valleys and the shadow of death. Share it with your family or a friend and with the church by email to email@example.com, text to 678-561-7218, or post to DPC facebook page.
Week of 7/7 (Psalm 23:4b):
Think of a time you felt comforted by God. Take a picture of something that God uses to provide comfort to you now or in the past. Share by email to firstname.lastname@example.org, text to 678-561-7218, or post to DPC facebook page.
Week of 7/14 (Psalm 23:5a):
Plan a special meal this week. Invite someone you don’t normally eat with. Take a picture of the table and send it to email@example.com or text to 678-561-7218 or post it to the church facebook page.
Week of 7/21 (Psalm 23:5b):
Count your blessings. Take a picture of some of your blessings and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org or text to 678-561-7218 at or post to DPC facebook page.
Week of 7/28 (Psalm 23:6a):
Ask someone else how goodness and mercy have followed them throughout their life. Share the responses you receive through video, picture or words (email@example.com, text to 678-561-7218,or post to DPC facebook page).
Week of 8/4 (Psalm 23:6b):
Recite Psalm 23 out loud every day. Share what you have learned from the psalm this summer (firstname.lastname@example.org, text to678-561-7218, or post to DPC facebook page)