For The Fort Friday
Simple ways to be FOR our community!
Everyone loves a random act of kindness. In order to show people we are For the Fort, we’re introducing For The Fort Friday’s. Each Friday we’re asking you to wear your For The Fort t-shirt and participate in a challenge to show people we are FOR them. Some challenges you can do while going about your daily life and others will ask that you get out of your comfort zone just a little.
Remember For the Fort is about showing our community that we, and Jesus, are FOR them. Showing people love with small acts of kindness without expecting anything in return is just one way we can change the perception that the church is known for what it’s against.
If someone asks you: “What’s For the Fort?” Tell them this: “I go to Saint Joseph UMC and we want to show our community that we are FOR the Fort, FOR families, and FOR you.” Otherwise, do the challenge with a smile and let your act of kindness show them God’s love.
2019 For The Fort Friday Challenges
Generously tip a barista
Thank your garbage truck driver
Write a positive review of a business online
Leave a happy fun note on someone's windshield
Pay for the person's meal behind you in the drive-thru
Mow someone's yard
Sit with someone different at school/work
Give a helping hand to someone in the grocery store
Give your waiter/waitress a generous tip & write them a quick note of thanks
Write a thank you note to a city/county worker
Hold the door open for people
Put a flag on a veteran's grave
Pay for a families ride at the zoo
Take cookies to your neighbor
Share the For The Fort Overview video
Thank your mail carrier
Donate bus passes to the Shepherd's house
Do something nice for someone at Three Rivers
Give a first responder a cup of coffee
Take a treat to your mechanic
Take a prayer walk through your neighborhood
Give high fives to school kids walking into school
Donate sweatpants, socks and underwear to an elementary school
Thank a construction worker
Share the suicide prevention hotline number on your social media
Write a note to someone who's made an impact on your life
Volunteer your time for a local non-profit
Smile at strangers
Turn off the electronics for family/friend game night
Do a chore for someone you don't normally do
Spread Halloween cheer with a joke or extra candy
Donate non-perishables to the Veteran's Food Bank
Rake someone's leaves
Thank a cashier
Donate a toy for a Christmas gift
Support a family friendly event by donating items or your time
Tie a scarf, hat and gloves to a tree
Payoff a layaway tab for someone
Tell us about your experience with For The Fort Friday!
Did you participate in a For The Fort Friday and have an experience you want to share with us? Were you impacted by a For The Fort Friday and want to tell us what it meant to you?
Tell us about it!