The following "assembly/mission" ideas were "saved" from our old ideas forum by our reviewers. Most of the original posters did them in their Art Workshop.
Member Fulghum04 posted this unique idea. We have adapted and re-titled it:
Gifts FOR the Good Samaritan
It focuses on things Samaritans need to help, and to persevere. These items were labelled by the kids, and packed in a box that was decorated by the kids and given to others in the congregation.
A BANDAID to remind you to help heal all wounds.
He heals the brokenhearted, and binds up their wounds.
A CANDLE to remind you that you always have a light to share.
Let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven.
A LOLLIPOP to remember that God is Good, even in the midst of trouble.
Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.
A CRAYON for coloring your world a little brighter when problems seem great. Or to draw yourself a door whenever you feel you're at a dead end.
He has made everything beautiful in its time.
SANDPAPER to help smooth out the rough edges of life, and frayed nerves.
I can do everything through him who gives me strength.
GUM for sticking to your principles.
Never tire of doing what is right.
2 Thessalonians 3:13
SNICKERS because laughter is the best medicine.
A cheerful look brings joy to the heart.
A Chocolate HEART for remembering what Jesus wants us to do, even when it's hard to do.
Whoever loves God must also love his brother.
1 John 4:21
A TOOTHPICK for picking out the good qualities in others rather than picking on them.
Whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable – if anything is excellent or praiseworthy – think about such things.
A RUBBER BAND to remind you to be flexible and to let you know you can always stretch just a little bit more when God is with you.
The Lord will guide you always.
An ERASER to erase guilt and release others from the bondage of bad memories.
Stop doing wrong, learn to do right!
Isaiah 43:24 I am He who blots out your transgressions... and I will not remember your sins.
HUGS and KISSES (the candy) to remind you that you are loved by your Heavenly Father.
For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.
See a further discussion on this idea here.
Good Samaritan Backpacks, Supplies, and related..
Over the years in this forum, other members suggested ASSEMBLING medical supplies, school supplies/backpacks, etc, for various mission projects.
For example, Church World Service often has backpack projects for kids in various parts of the world. Check with local and international mission organizations you are affiliated with.
Member PlymouthUCC posted:
In our arts and crafts workshop, we are doing Linus blankets for the Linus project (which gives blankets to children in the hospital).
The kids cut fringe on 2 squares of fleece (one solid, one patterned) to form a front & back to a blanket. Then they tie the fringe together so that it's one blanket. Meanwhile, the kids discuss how they are making blankets for people they don't know (who is my neighbor?), how the good Samaritan wrapped his cloak around the hurt man (like their blankets will be wrapped around someone), how we are showing mercy, etc.
Here's the website for the organization: http://www.projectlinus.org/