Ideas for Being a Good Neighbour!
‘Practice random acts of kindness.’
Pray specifically for your neighbours by name. Start by praying for two or three neighbours and slowly increase the people you pray for. Pray that they would know Christ by knowing you, and pray for the opportunity to develop neighbourhood relationships.
Learn about your neighbours. You might have to have that embarrassing conversation when you say, “I’m so sorry. I should know your name, but I don’t recall it. Could you tell me your name again?” Keep a list of your neighbours’ names, addresses, their dogs’ names, what you talk about, when you met, any tidbit of trivia you can follow up on later.
Intentionally serve outside your church circles to meet more people.
Get outside the walls of your house. One in four of the homes on your street is occupied by one person living alone. Is there someone you should call on?
5. BUILD COMMUNITY
Organise a neighbourhood get-together so that your neighbours can meet each other.
You might want to get together with others who have adopted a street and pray and share ideas.
There are lots more ideas at neighbourhoodprayer.net
There are still streets you can adopt in the parish. For more information please contact Shelagh Mills.
(Please remember not to put yourself at risk)