Years ago some friends of mine strongly recommend I add helping others to my personal schedule.

They promised that if I helped people without expecting anything in return, I would learn that doing good feels good.

I saw a quote recently that said:

Would your community know the difference if your church wasn't there.


What a powerful statement and great question. Does a church do enough in a community to make a difference, so much so that if it wasn't there people would feel the void.

I saw recently at Embrace Church in Sioux Falls, SD they focus on one community project to focus on and make a difference together. It's call their 'One Thing'.

According to their website here is March's 'One Thing'

Each month, we focus on doing One Thing as a church to show the love of Christ. This month we are partnering with Sanford & St John’s hospitals to provide chemotherapy care packages for adults and kids who are starting treatment. Please take a gift bag, fill it with the recommended items and return the care package(s) to the One Thing area by the end of the month. THANK YOU.

Recommended Items for the Chemotherapy Care Packages


For Adults:

  • Puzzles, Sudoku, crossword
  • Individual Kleenex packs
  • Small size hand lotion (low or no fragrance)
  • Notebook/journal
  • Chapstick
  • Hard candy – peppermints (to help relieve dry throats or nausea)

For Kids:

  • Fun kids’ soft toothbrushes
  • Stress balls
  • Silly straws
  • Small journals
  • Books
  • Crayons, markers, coloring books

To find out more about 'One Thing' or Embrace Church click here.

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