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June 2020

Featured June 2020 — FINDING A LIFE-LONG MATE

Husbands, love your wives, as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her … In the same way husbands should love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself (Ephesians 5:25, 28).

Icebreaker idea: Mate Debate – What do you think is the most important quality or trait for a husband to have and why?

Devotion — New: Faithful Mates

Bible Study — New: God’s Purposes for Marriage
Also available: God’s Purposes for Marriage — Leader Guide

Mission Service Project: Invite a single woman in your congregation to lunch. Have a listening ear toward her concerns. Mentor and encourage her to take part in activities your group has planned, especially Bible study.

Mission Grant Resources: A different grant will be featured each month, downloadable for your use. www.lwml.org/mission-grant-resources

Weekly Stewardship Meditations: Each week, a mediation upon a Bible verse will be posted here: www.lwml.org/stewardship-meditations

This is excerpted from the 2-year planner, reSOURCEs for Planning Programs, found here.
Browse program helps by type here.

May 2020

Featured May 2020 — HOW TO BE A NEW-MOM MENTOR

Therefore encourage one another and build one another up (1 Thessalonians 5:11a).

Icebreaker idea: Name Game – Share how you selected your child’s (children’s) names or the origin of your own name. 

Devotion — New: How To Be A New Mom Mentor

Bible Study — New: Mentoring New Moms
Also available: Mentoring New Moms — Leader Guide

Mission Service Project: Plan a spa day at your church to bless new moms. Pamper new moms with a foot soak in warm, sudsy water with bath salts, a manicure, and/or massage.

Mission Grant Resources: A different grant will be featured each month, downloadable for your use. www.lwml.org/mission-grant-resources

Weekly Stewardship Meditations: Each week, a mediation upon a Bible verse will be posted here: www.lwml.org/stewardship-meditations

This is excerpted from the 2-year planner, reSOURCEs for Planning Programs, found here.
Browse program helps by type here.

April 2020

Featured April 2020 — FROM EMPTY TO FULL

"Holy, holy, holy is the LORD of hosts; the whole earth is full of His glory!" (Isaiah 6:3b)

Icebreaker idea: Easter Joy – What is your favorite part of the Easter worship service?

Devotion — New: We Are Full!

Bible Study — New: From Empty to Full
Also available: From Empty to Full — Leader Guide

Program — New: A Resurrection Parade

Mission Service Project: Obtain permission and make plans to fill flower planters at a local nursing home or assisted living facility. As possible, involve residents in your project.

Mission Grant Resources: A different grant will be featured each month, downloadable for your use. www.lwml.org/mission-grant-resources

Weekly Stewardship Meditations: Each week, a mediation upon a Bible verse will be posted here: www.lwml.org/stewardship-meditations

This is excerpted from the 2-year planner, reSOURCEs for Planning Programs, found here.
Browse program helps by type here.

March 2020

Featured March 2020 — WHAT AN OPPORTUNITY!

Serve the LORD with gladness! (Psalm 100:2a)

Icebreaker idea: Lenten Service – Brainstorm new ways to serve the Lord during Lent, rather than giving up something. Then select an idea and do it!

Devotion — New: What an Opportunity!

Bible Study — New: Making Lent an Opportunity
Also available: Making Lent an Opportunity — Leader Guide

Mission Service Project: Encourage mite giving this month with a creative challenge such as having participants place a dollar in their Mite Boxes for each piece of chocolate they eat or for each soda they drink.

Mission Grant Resources: A different grant will be featured each month, downloadable for your use. www.lwml.org/mission-grant-resources

Weekly Stewardship Meditations: Each week, a mediation upon a Bible verse will be posted here: www.lwml.org/stewardship-meditations

This is excerpted from the 2-year planner, reSOURCEs for Planning Programs, found here.
Browse program helps by type here.

February 2020

Featured February 2020 — MINING HIDDEN TALENTS

As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God’s varied grace (1 Peter 4:10).

Icebreaker idea: My HiddenTalent – Demonstrate or tell about a hidden talent that you have (e.g., making balloon animals, bake-off queen, playing the tuba).

Devotion — New: Finding Hidden Talents

Bible Study — New: Mining Hidden Talents
Also available: Mining Hidden Talents — Leader Guide

Mission Service Project: Contact a local organization that serves individuals with special needs and ask about any particular needs they may have. Then select a project and fulfill it. Include a way to share the Gospel as a part of your plan (if it is allowed by the organization you are serving).

Mission Grant Resources: A different grant will be featured each month, downloadable for your use. www.lwml.org/mission-grant-resources

This is excerpted from the 2-year planner, reSOURCEs for Planning Programs, found here.
Browse program helps by type here.

January 2020

Featured January 2020 — BALANCING ACT

So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God (1 Corinthians 10:31).

Icebreaker idea: Keeping Your Balance – Name one change you had to make to your calendar this week to balance your schedule.

Devotion — New: Balancing Act

Bible Study — New: Balancing Life’s Challenges
Also available: Balancing Life's Challenges — Leader Guide

Responsive Reading — New: Our God is a God of Life

Mission Service Project: Collect winter comfort foods with a balance of meat and vegetables (e.g., soup, stew, chili) to donate to a local food pantry

Mission Grant Resources: A different grant will be featured each month, downloadable for your use. www.lwml.org/mission-grant-resources

This is excerpted from the 2-year planner, reSOURCEs for Planning Programs, found here.
Browse program helps by type here.

December 2019

Featured December 2019 — A SWEET SEASON

nullAnd the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all they had heard and seen, as it had been told them (Luke 2:20).

Icebreaker idea: Christmas Sweets – What’s your favorite sweet treat to eat at Christmas?

Devotion — New: A Sweet Season

Bible Study — New: The Sweet Gospel Message
Also available: The Sweet Gospel Message — Leader Guide

Program Event — New: Sweet Christmas

Mission Servants Project: Collect new stuffed animals for a community Christmas gift ingathering. Include manger animals such as sheep, cows, donkeys, and camels in your collection.

Mission Grant Resources: A different grant will be featured each month, downloadable for your use. www.lwml.org/mission-grant-resources

This is excerpted from the 2-year planner, reSOURCEs for Planning Programs, found here.
Browse program helps by type here.

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