Summer Acts of Service
For the months of June, July and August, Crossroads is bringing back Summer Acts of Service! Each month will have a different SERVE focus with many ways you, individually or as a family, can serve your community.
Before you serve with action, begin by going through the reflection questions that can be found here. We go inward to reflect and then we go outward to serve.
June’s Summer Acts of Service will focus on animal and creation care. As United Methodists we are called to be stewards of all of God’s creation. The following is an excerpt from the United Methodist Social Principles: The Natural World.
"All creation is the Lord’s, and we are responsible for the ways in which we use and abuse it. Water, air, soil, minerals, energy resources, plants, animal life, and space are to be valued and conserved because they are God’s creation and not solely because they are useful to human beings. God has granted us stewardship of creation. We should meet these stewardship duties through acts of loving care and respect."
Below are ways the Crossroads is encouraging families and individuals to serve our four legged friends:
*Loudoun County Animal Shelter – Crossroads will be collecting the following food items for the LCAS food drive. We are collecting the following items:
- Purina Dry Dog Food
- Milk Bone Dog Biscuits (small size)
- Friskies Canned Cat Food
- Cat Treats
*Donate handmade dog toys to the LCAS. Watch this tutorial for making dog toys. These simple and easy to make toys are a fun activity for all to enjoy. All you need is a tee shirt!
All food items and dog toys can be dropped off during worship on Sundays or outside Crossroads Entrance 1 any time before Wednesday, June 30th. An Amazon wish list for food items can be found here for easy shipping to Crossroads.
*Learn about Native Wildlife by checking out the Blue Ridge Wildlife Center- The center is a full-service, wildlife teaching hospital that cares for injured, sick, or orphaned native wildlife and teaches the public how to be good stewards of the land around us. Check out their website for educational opportunities and ways you can serve.
*Learn to care about all of God’s Creation by checking out the Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy – Audubon at Home. The Audubon at Home program was created to make a difference by supporting the efforts of property owners and managers to become better stewards of nature in their own outdoor spaces.