Cromer's 40acts of Kindness - a lesson in giving out not giving up
Parishioners from Cromer Parish Church have signed up for ‘40acts’, a generosity challenge created by the charity Stewardship.
Simon Fenn, Head of Mission at Cromer Church said:
"We're not giving up for Lent but giving out random act of kindness! We launched our 40acts by giving out 'Love Heart' sweets outside the Parish church. That day we had spoken to a young family and given them some 'Love Hearts', they returned later with big smiles and two takeaway coffees saying "this is our random act of kindness to you. You looked like you needed warming up!"
40acts encourages participants to do at least one different act of kindness each day of Lent. The challenge was followed by over 76,000 people last year between Ash Wednesday and Easter Sunday, notching up an estimated 2 million generous acts in that time.
The church have committed to doing event together each week and individuals and families are encouraged to do their own acts of kindness throughout the week.
Starting this Friday, the church is planning on coming together to serve their community each week. On Friday 10 March they will be offering practical help by bag packing at a local supermarket. The acts of kindness include handing out free chocolate bars, praying for people, sharing testimonies and finally giving our free Easter eggs on Saturday 15 April.