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We did a B.L.E.S.S. series in the fall encouraging our entire community to learn what it means to B.L.E.S.S. our neighbors and begin praying for one person they could bless in their lives. In the midst of a pandemic we realized the practical application of BLESSing needed updating. So, with the help of our friends at Community Christian in Chicagoland – here’s what BLESSing can look like in the pandemic:

How to B.L.E.S.S. your neighbor during a “STAY AT HOME” order…

B- Begin with prayer

Pray for your neighbors. Refer to Blesseveryhome.com and go on a prayer walk through your neighborhood.

L- Listen

Since you can’t go out and talk to people, utilize the news and social media. Ask, “What do you need?” in Facebook groups, the Nextdoor app, etc. and listen to needs mentioned in your local news.

E-Eat

Provide food via a food delivery app. Buy extra or just a “treat” at the grocery store and drop it off. Schedule a Zoom lunch together.

S-Serve

Social distancing regulations means we can serve others in creative ways: Write a thank you note to your local grocer, first responders, etc., share toilet paper or other supplies with your neighbors, call someone who may be lonely, buy groceries for your neighbor who can’t leave, invite people to join an online gathering. Check out reunionmovement.com for more neighboring opportunities!

S-Story

Let’s commit to sharing some good news! Use #LovethisCity to share pictures and stories of acts of love and service. Email your stories to us at Stories@reunionboston.com

For more resources – check out our Neighboring Journal

Let’s be a B.L.E.S.S.ing to our City and our Neighbors in this season!

Chris Hall

Lead Pastor

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