we love to give

At Lighthouse, we believe that we can change the world one small act of kindness at a time. 

Random acts of kindness are a great way to show the love of Jesus to our community.

After all, wouldn't you like to be given a free cup of coffee? 

Or maybe have your meal paid for by the person in front of you in line? 

And wouldn't it be especially great if that someone just enjoyed serving you

for no reason - with no strings attached? 

These small acts of love and service confront the heart before they confront the mind

and can nudge a person closer to God, often in a profound way. 

And remember: 

“It's not how much we give, but how much love we put into giving.” 

-Mother Teresa

Here are some ideas for random acts of kindness that you can perform to start

showing our community the love of Jesus today! 

With each act of kindness, leave the little card with them to let them know that God loves them.


  1. Deliver fresh-baked cookies to a neighbor or co-worker.
  2. Bring flowers (poinsettias, etc.) to someone.
  3. Offer to baby-sit for free.
  4. Pay for someone’s Starbucks coffee behind you in the drive-through.
  5. Pay for someone’s fast food meal behind you in the drive-through.
  6. Send a note of encouragement to someone.
  7. Give another driver your parking spot.
  8. Give a treat to the postman or delivery person.
  9. Leave a big tip for a waiter or waitress.
  10. Pay for someone’s movie that is behind you in line.
  11. Slip a $20 bill to someone who you know is struggling financially.
  12. Pay for someone’s meal or dessert at a restaurant.
  13. Bake goodies and take them to the police station, fire station, or hospital.
  14. Take a box of doughnuts to a school, office, etc.
  15. Cook a meal for a neighbor or co-worker.