POSSIBLE OPERATION INASMUCH PROJECTS

Operation Inasmuch, its title taken from Matthew 25:40, is an emphasis upon random acts of kindness performed by a congregation in its local community. Moving members “out of their seats and into the streets” allows a church to impact its community with the love of God in concrete fashion. There is no cost to the recipients of these acts of kindness and no obligation for a response. The effort can be done as an annual event or become an ongoing part of a church’s ministry to its community throughout the year. It also offers church members an opportunity to invite neighbors and others to join in these acts of kindness as a part of their testimony related to their service in the Kingdom of God.

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  • Host a Backyard Bible Club

  • Sewing Projects for Nursing Home Residents (make a bag for their walker or a lap blanket)

  • Home Repairs

  • Building Wheelchair Ramps

  • Homebound/Nursing Home Visitation

  • Make "Life Books" for foster children and deliver them to Social Services (a notebook in which they can put pictures, notes, letters, etc. for memories)

  • Yard work for elderly or disabled persons

  • Blood pressure checks

  • Collect clothing or food for local needs

  • Help at the food closet or soup kitchen

  • Affirm public servants (take cookies or a gift of a Bible or something to firemen, policemen, etc.)

  • Cut firewood and deliver to a needy person who burns with wood

  • Hold a baby shower for a Crisis Pregnancy Center

  • Install smoke alarms

  • Plant a garden for someone

  • Write letters to prisoners

  • Hold a block party for a neighborhood

  • Go to a laundromat and give people quarters for their laundry

  • Prepare and deliver lunches for participants

  • Provide childcare for children of the participant

02

  • Affirm public servants (take cookies or a gift of a Bible or something to firemen, policemen, etc.)

  • Cut firewood and deliver to a needy person who burns with wood

  • Hold a baby shower for a Crisis Pregnancy Center

  • Install smoke alarms

  • Plant a garden for someone

  • Write letters to prisoners

  • Hold a block party for a neighborhood

  • Go to a laundromat and give people quarters for their laundry

  • Prepare and deliver lunches for participants

  • Provide childcare for children of the participant

  • Make bird feeders out of plastic soda bottles

  • Lawn Mowing

  • Lawn Raking

  • Shrub Trimming

  • Safety check for clean chimneys

  • Safety check for safe windows

  • Safety check for safe outside steps and porch floors

  • Safety check for cars

  • Vacuum car interiors

  • Clean gutters

  • eClean a senior adult's hom

  • Cook a meal and deliver it

  • Provide respite care/in-home babysitting

  • Prayer team lifting up all volunteers

  • Wash car windows at a filling station

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  • Clean bathrooms at a filling station

  • Make visitation record books for homebound/nursing home residents

  • Provide for a needy child's birthday party

  • Organize soccer/softball/children's games

  • Landscape a school/EMS building/fire station

  • Clean up a public playground or park

  • Grade gravel drives and roads

  • Clean up trash along roadsides

  • Hold a Christian concert in a park, preceded by door-to-door invitations with gospel tracts

  • Take flowers to a nurses' station in a clinic or hospital

  • Distribute Bibles in a neighborhood

  • Hold a blood drive in the name of a patient

  • Give away new or gently used children's Bible story books

  • Child Care

  • Camp Duncan - participate in projects such as construction and/or trail clearing and development

  • Walker/wheelchair bags - make bags for walkers and/or wheelchairs for nursing home residents

  • Hats for chemo patients - knit or crochet hats suitable for chemo patients

  • Rummage sale - sell yard sale type items for $1 per item to benefit the Food Bank and/or Coalition

  • Prayer Project - (1) have volunteers pray before and during Operation Inasmuch for its effectiveness, (2) set up a prayer tent in a neighborhood (usually in conjunction with other projects in the same neighborhood) to receive requests from locals, and (3) do a prayer walk around local schools or OIAM projects

  • Vaccination/Health Clinic

  • Nursing Home Ministry

  • One day Sports Camp

  • Craft class at an assisted living home

  • Plan a work project at a local Baptist Children's Home unit

  • Plant and take potted plants to individuals or families

  • Coffee Connection - Offer free cups of joe to people as they pass your church on their way to work. Have information about your congregation and copies of the New Testament available for them to take as well.

  • Free Breakfast - Start the day off right for people in your community by offering fellowship and a hearty breakfast for free once a week, with no questions asked.

  • Dinner Prep - Recruit volunteers from the congregation to buy groceries and prepare ready-to-bake dinners that can be stored in a freezer at the church. Then let anyone who could use a little help obtain a meal from the church.

  • Hairstyling Help - Enlist the assistance of licensed in your congregation to provide free haircuts once a month.

  • If you have other ideas, please contact the associational office so they can be added to this list.

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