Do Good! January 2020 Calendar

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Ready or not, the New Year is upon us. It’s time to tackle the time-honored tradition of making New Year’s resolutions. Some of the top resolutions include losing weight, exercising more, saving more, and spending less. These resolutions are great. But at the end of the day (or year), how many people will successfully achieve them?

What if we all made one resolution this year that would make our world a better place? The Georgia United Methodist Foundation would like to encourage you to take the following Scripture to heart and to “Do Good!” in 2020.

 “Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people … ” – Galatians 6:10

Jesus practiced radical hospitality. And you can too! Each month in 2020, GUMF will publish a calendar with ideas on how you can “Do Good!” See the list below or download the January 2020 calendar. Please feel free to share these ideas below with your congregation, Sunday school class, friends, and family!

And if you have any “Do Good!” ideas you would like to share, we would love to hear from you. Please contact Diana Durie, GUMF Communications Manager, at 770-449-6726, 877-220-5664 or ddurie@gumf.org.

Do Good! January 2020 Calendar

  1. Say, “Thank you!” Express your heartfelt gratitude and appreciation for something someone has done.
  2. Surprise a senior citizen with a meal.
  3. Donate a warm blanket to a shelter.
  4. Compliment a stranger.
  5. Create your will to protect your loved ones.
  6. Pray daily for your pastor.
  7. Tell someone about Jesus today.
  8. Become a foster parent.
  9. Be quick to listen.
  10. Visit someone in the hospital.
  11. Buy the person behind you a cup of coffee.
  12. Serve as an usher at your church.
  13. Hold the door open for someone.
  14. Give praise for a job well done.
  15. Shovel or sweep someone’s driveway.
  16. Post inspirational messages on social media.
  17. Stock your child’s classroom with hand sanitizer and tissues.
  18. Give someone a hug.
  19. Donate to Human Relations Day to help those in crisis.
  20. Volunteer for a service project in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
  21. Offer to pray for your server.
  22. Send or email a special greeting card to show someone you care.
  23. Reconnect with someone you have lost touch with.
  24. Surprise your co-workers with a breakfast treat.
  25. While waiting in line, let someone check out before you.
  26. Give a senior citizen a ride to church.
  27. Be a courteous driver. Use turn signals. Refuse to tailgate. Don’t honk.
  28. Donate hats, scarves and/or gloves to a shelter.
  29. Put coins in an expired parking meter.
  30. Buy Fair Trade products, which adhere to rigorous social, environmental, and economic standards, to positively impact the lives of people and our world.
  31. Volunteer to teach a Sunday school class.