The Village Church Inspires Kids to Show Kindness With Summer Challenge

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At The Village Church in Nolensville, families are taking full advantage of summer break by spending quality time together and spreading kindness. Children’s Minister Joanna Cummings is challenging families to use the 8 weeks of summer vacation by tackling The Village Kids Awesome Summer Challenge, a list of 8 ways to grow in love of God and 8 ways to love your neighbors this summer. The goal is to try to do one of the items from each list every week before school starts.

The list includes things like:

Write a note of encouragement to a neighbor or friend who might need some extra love.

Share a meal or picnic with your neighbors. Cook or prepare the food together too!

Go on a scavenger hunt in God’s creation as a family. Bring a brown bag for each person. Notice God’s creation and how awesome it is. Add cool things you find to your bag or write about them on the outside of the bag if they are really big. Once everyone is done, gather together and talk about the cool things you noticed in God’s creation.

God is as close to us as the air we breathe. Use bubbles to pray by blowing them and telling God about your cares. Each time you blow a bubble, give another care to God.

Check out the list in its entirety here.

Families are sharing their challenges online.

the village awesome summer challenge
The Wackerlin family loved their neighbors this week by creating chalk messages of love in their neighborhood!


About The Village

The Village is a brand new United Methodist Church in the Lenox Village/Nolensville area that began weekly worship gatherings in January 2016, meeting at 10am on Sundays at Sunset Middle School (200 Sunset Trail.) At The Village, they believe that everybody needs a village, a place where you can belong and grow to become all you were created to be. They desire to serve and love their neighbors and community, and hope to see you soon. Meet the team who works behind the scenes at The Village Church in Nolensville. Learn more at