{Advent & Christmas}: KidMin Service Project for College Students

December 3, 2013 — Leave a comment

Last month, a great idea was shared at a workshop that I attended at the Engage Conference.  The idea is perfectly suited for the season of Advent & Christmas and will bless your church’s college students.  I’ve expanded a bit on the idea but I’m sure you can add your own twist on the project.

December is a time when college students are studying for final exams before heading out for Christmas break.  Help make the stressful time more enjoyable by providing the students at your church with care packages that your kidmin (and their families) can contribute to and assemble.

Photo Credit: blogs.yu.edu

Photo Credit: blogs.yu.edu

Have kids and families (and your entire congregation for that matter!) donate items such as granola bars, ramen noodles, microwave popcorn, hard candy and chewing gum to help college students survive late-night study sessions.  You might even want to have the children/families write encouraging notes that can be attached to the packages.  Once all items are collected, have your kidmin arrange the items in fun, creative packaging and distribute to the students.

This idea could be as simple or elaborate as you choose but the impact will be priceless to many students who receive the packages.

If you’re looking for more great ideas for Advent & Christmas, be sure to check out my Advent & Christmas Pinterest board.

What fun ways are you, your ministry or your family serving others this Advent/Christmas?  Share your ideas below!


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