According to Joan Caton, chairperson of the Spiritual Life Ministry, in a news release from the church, a big part of the church’s mission is to be a Kindness Center, helping and supporting one another with compassion.
Caton read a Reader’s Digest article about the kindness movement that is sweeping across schools. It emphasized how participants were talking nicer to each other, posting signs with encouraging quotes – both inside and outside their buildings – carrying out community service projects, standing up to bullying and being more welcoming to others.
“Immediately, as I read the article, something clicked inside of me – our world could use more kindness,” Caton said in the release. “I had to see how I could be part of this.”
Since she was no longer an educator in a school system but very active in her church, she presented the idea of becoming a Kindness Center to her church council and congregation. They unanimously voted, “Yes."
Pictured are (from left) Linda Parks and Pat Herman.