serviceOctober’s Service theme for our four-fold groups is Fruits of Harvest with Galatians 5: 18-23. We took it upon ourselves to make a few additions by adding a few fun activities. Feel free to use, if not this month, another time!
Here’s the outline:
October Service Meeting  – Fruits of Harvest:
6pm – service scavenger hunt– break into two or three teams and fulfill as many listed challenges as possible in 15 minutes.
6:20pm – Words of Encouragement – Pass out a note card to each women
– Reads Galatians 5:22 and the instructions:
One of the ways we can exhibit the fruit of the Spirit is by the way we interact with each other. Write your name on the top of the provided card. Then pass the cards around and each of us will write an encouraging word about the woman whose name is on the top of the card. Keep passing the cards until you receive yours again.”
6:30pm – Box of Sunshine Packing – This element takes pre-planning. Find out who from the corps has been in the hospital, experienced a loss and/or could use a little sunshine in their day.  Plan ahead by requesting corps members to provide new, fun and practical yellow items for the Sunshine Boxes. sunshine
Print and pass out HERE ARE 28 RANDOM ACTS OF KINDNESS to take home.
7:05pm – read the devotional –
Are you planting seeds of faith that touch the
lives of others? In our daily lives each of us are
challenged with situations that force us to make
difficult decisions. We can respond by faith or respond
in the flesh and allow doubt to influence our decision–
making. How we respond determines what type of seed
we will sow, it will be either a seed of faith or a seed of
fear. The type of seed we sow determines the type of
fruit we produce. The fruit we produce reflects the type of
person we are.
When we react in our own strength, we plant unhealthy
seeds that produce the type of fruit that we see in
Galatians which included: sexual immorality, impure
thoughts, eagerness for lustful pleasure, idolatry,
participation in demonic activities, hostility, quarreling,
jealousy, outbursts of anger, selfish ambition, envy and
drunkenness (Gal. 5:19-21). These choices keep us from
becoming the person God created us to be. They also
keep us from growing in our relationship with Him.
When we choose to trust God, we plant seeds that open
our hearts to be filled with the fruit of the Spirit as listed
in Galatians 5: 22 and 23—love, joy, peace, patience,
kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self–
control. These powerful godly characteristics will be
visible to everyone we meet.
The good fruit we bear is a result of God’s work in us, not
a result of our own. It is our choice to plant the seed of
faith, or to plant the seed of fear. What kind of seed will
you sow?
Have you ever considered the impact your life could make
on those you meet? Think of when someone helped you
with something and the difference it made in your life.
Perhaps you were short some money at the check–stand
and a stranger gave you the difference. You may have
been struggling at the gas pump and a stranger stepped in
and helped you.
We discussed earlier in our meeting about random acts
of kindness. Reflect on what God has done in your life
through someone’s kind act and consider how you can in
turn impact someone else this week.
7:10pm – Prayer requests and prayer


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