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This Lent, Cromer Church - collectively and individually - is taking on the 40acts challenge. The idea behind 40acts is to encourage those who take part around the world to live Lent generously through daily acts of kindness. 40acts is a generosity challenge that runs throughout Lent, created by the charity Stewardship. During 2017, more than 100,000 individuals and thousands of groups took up the challenge, creating a wave of more than four million generous acts in 180 countries around the world. folder Download the promotional postcard.

40acts Individual Challenges

It’s easy to register with just your name and an email address at www.40acts.org.uk. You will receive a daily email with a generosity challenge (an ‘act’) and short Bible-based blog sent straight to your inbox. Each act is designed to give you practical ways to stretch your faith as well as your generosity, and the key idea is to encourage us, and people around the globe, to approach Lent differently through daily acts of kindness. These acts or challenges are wide-ranging and various, but all are designed to explore what it means to be generous and reflect God's love in very practical ways. #LoveGod

If daily challenges to your inbox isn't for you, you could team up with someone else and work on the challenges together (which is great for 'being family' and for support and accountability) or use the folder 40acts family resource, which includes a wall chart and a handy guide to help families complete the challenge in a way that is children friendly. Look out for this excellent resource at both our worship centres from Sunday 11th February. #GrowDisciples

As a church, we're also going to join together in a variety of generous ways to bless our community through Small Groups, ministry and social groups, groups of church friends and family. It's a great way to engage with the wider commumity and encourage us to #LiveMission. Share your good news stories on social media using the hashtags #Cromer40Acts #LoveCromer #LiveMission

40acts Church Challenges

When we act together as the body of Christ lives get transformed, so as well as doing the 40acts individually we are going to come together as Cromer Church family and do one act of kindness per week during Lent. The details are just below, or you can folder download the Church Challenges postcard to refer to. If you would like to get involved alongside your fellow small group members, church friends and family then check out and sign up for some of these activities. #BeFamily

Tuesday 20th February #ChocolateTuesday. Small acts of generosity can have a big impact, so why not join us (10.00 a.m. - 12.00 noon) to saturate Cromer with free chocolate bars or bless your workplace, school or neighbourhood with a chocolatey gift..!
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Friday 2nd March #Impact. Giving out an encouraging Bible verse to the general public (11.00 a.m. - 1.00 p.m.). Is there a Bible verse or passage that has encouraged you? If so, please contact Simon Fenn and we will select the most popular to give away.
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Friday 9th March #FoodbankFriday. Encourage shoppers to give a little extra in support of their local Food-bank (1.00 - 3.00 p.m.).
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Tuesday 13th March #Statement. Opportunities to pray for and with people in our community. Join in with hourly themed prayers (9.00 a.m. - 5.00 p.m.), being a listening ear including building a Prayer Wall outside the Parish Church and at our Take-a-Break toddler group (10.00 a.m. - 12.00 noon).
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Tuesday 20th March #Collective. Something powerful happens when giving becomes a plural thing. Doing a community clean-up makes a positive difference. We will be organising a clean up to bless our local community (Details to be confirmed).
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Saturday 31st March #Delivery. Celebrating Easter by giving away free Easter Eggs and inviting people to our Sunday services (10.00 a.m. - 12.00 noon).
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And finally, to kick off our 40acts challenge, and as an act of random kindness, Simon will be giving out Love Heart sweets outside the Parish Church on Ash Wednesday, 14th February, between 11.00 a.m. and 1.00 p.m.
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Rather than giving up for Lent we will be giving out... so why not join us on the 40acts movement of generosity this Lent? #LiveMission