Theme: Tweens, Service and Faith Formation
Tweens can learn a lot from doing service projects. Service can be provided to any population in need (direct service) or on behalf of a population or issue (indirect service). Helping the elderly learn how to use email to communicate with family is an example of direct service. Recycling in an effort to protect the environment is an example of indirect service.
Opportunities may be connected to multiple faith formation themes, so tweens need to select intentionally one of the following themes that shapes their service: Servant Working, Beauty Creating, Earth Keeping, God Worshiping, Order Discovering, Idolatry Discerning, Justice Seeking, Creation Enjoying, Image Reflecting, and Community Building.
All these suggestions need interested tweens and parents who will contact the organization, politely introduce the offer to serve, develop with the organization the opportunity, and then commit to a schedule of service.