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September: Year 1

A printable PDF of these instructions can be found at the end of this article.

Leader instructions

School is in full swing all around the country. Kids are excited about their classes. Parents welcome the return to a routine. But some kids go home hungry every afternoon. Their only “real” meal is the one served to them during school hours. 

Encourage your Mailbox Members — and your local group members as well — to collect food supplies that can be distributed through local backpack food programs.

Access more information about “Fill a Backpack Full of Nutritious Food for ‘Feeding America’” and distribute it to your Mailbox Member participants. 

For Paper Copies:
  • Download and print this month’s resource (in bold above) to share with each Mailbox Member.
  • Print as many copies of the resource as you need for your Mailbox Member participants.
  • Don’t forget to sign the message and leave your contact information!
  • As you place this information in your Mailbox Member participant’s mailbox, pray for this child of God!
For Electronic Communication:
  • Open this month’s resource idea and read the coordinator information.
  • Get ready to send a new email, and in the subject line write: LWML Mailbox Member Greetings
  • Copy and paste the Mailbox Member message on the next page into your email.
  • Attach the resource(s) for the month.
  • Send this message off with a prayer for this Mailbox Member, a child of God!

Distribute the resource to your Mailbox Member participants with the following Mailbox Member Message:

(NOTE: If “Feeding America” is not the program used in your area, please personalize this note with the accurate information specific to your setting.) 
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Hello from LWML! 

It’s September and school children around the country have returned to their classrooms, ready and excited to learn new subjects and experience new challenges. But many of those kids will go home hungry every weekend because their only “real” meal is the one served to them during school hours. This month our local group, along with our Mailbox Members and our whole congregation, will help provide food for these kids. Through “Feeding America” the food items we gather this month will be distributed in our local schools so children will not go hungry on the weekend when they are away from their regular school-provided meals.

The attached flyer, “Fill a Backpack Full of Nutritious Food for ‘Feeding America”, gives more information about this program. You can be involved in this collection by providing nutritious, kid-friendly foods, supporting the collection with a monetary donation, or praying for the children who will be receiving this food.

Your prayers for the children’s health, well-being, and safety are important. We know our loving heavenly Father encourages us to pray without ceasing (1 Thessalonians 5:7). Join us in praying for this outreach into our community this month.

As always, contact me with any questions. Together we will lift up the children of our church and community in prayer. 

Your Sister in Christ,
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October: Year 1

A printable PDF of these instructions can be found at the end of this article.

Leader instructions

Photographs. Photos. Photo albums. Digital frames. Pictures stored in the Cloud. Photos are everywhere today. Our access to them is almost limitless. But photos from times gone by are precious to many of us. They may be meticulously and artfully displayed in handmade photo albums or proudly framed and hung on the walls in our homes. Whether they are black and white dog-eared copies or glossy full-color prints each one lovingly reflects what is precious in our lives.

Encourage your Mailbox Members this month with the Mustard Seed Devotion Photo Memories.

For Paper Copies:
  • Download and print this month’s resource (in bold above) to share with each Mailbox Member.
  • Print as many copies of the resource as you need for your Mailbox Member participants.
  • Don’t forget to sign the message and leave your contact information!
  • As you place this information in your Mailbox Member participant’s mailbox, pray for this child of God!
For Electronic Communication:
  • Open this month’s resource idea and read the coordinator information.
  • Get ready to send a new email, and in the subject line write: LWML Mailbox Member Greetings
  • Copy and paste the Mailbox Member message on the next page into your email.
  • Attach the resource(s) for the month.
  • Send this message off with a prayer for this Mailbox Member, a child of God!

Distribute the resource to your Mailbox Member participants with the following Mailbox Member Message:
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Hello from LWML! 

This month we are reflecting on how our special milestones and memories are recorded for us in our photos. Whether your pictures are tucked away in a box, proudly framed and displayed in your home, or artfully crafted into heirloom photo albums they reflect what is important to you — family, friends, events, and vacations.

Enjoy this month’s Mailbox Member devotion, Photo Memories, and reflect on how God cherishes you just as you cherish those people and memories you have captured throughout the years in pictures.

As always, contact me with any questions. You are in my daily prayers.

Your Sister in Christ,
____________________

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Next Step: Would you like to send anyone a Blessing Card?
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November: Year 1

A printable PDF of these instructions can be found at the end of this article.

Leader instructions

November is often thought of as the time we reflect on the bounty of God’s grace and goodness in our lives.

This month share with your Mailbox Members the Bible study Bountiful Abundance.

Reading through a Bible study alone works for some people, but sometimes it’s more enjoyable to go through it with someone else with whom you can share ideas and insights. This month, you and other members of your local group might want to include a phone call to your Mailbox Members and offer to go through the Bible study together, either in person, over the phone, or through a Facebook group. 

For Paper Copies:
  • Download and print this month’s resource (in bold above) to share with each Mailbox Member.
  • Print as many copies of the resource as you need for your Mailbox Member participants.
  • Don’t forget to sign the message and leave your contact information!
  • As you place this information in your Mailbox Member participant’s mailbox, pray for this child of God!
For Electronic Communication:
  • Open this month’s resource idea and read the coordinator information.
  • Get ready to send a new email, and in the subject line write: LWML Mailbox Member Greetings
  • Copy and paste the Mailbox Member message on the next page into your email.
  • Attach the resource(s) for the month.
  • Send this message off with a prayer for this Mailbox Member, a child of God!

Distribute the Bible study to your Mailbox Member participants with the following Mailbox Member Message:

(Edit options in the third paragraph as necessary to fit what your local group is willing to do. In the fourth paragraph, insert your contact information.)  
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Hello from LWML! 

November is a time we reflect on the bounty of God’s grace and goodness in our lives.

This month we are doing something a little different — we’re joining together in Bible study using the study Bountiful Abundance. The study is attached to this note and you are encouraged to work through it on your own and at your own pace.

Your LWML sisters in Christ would love to talk with you about this study either face to face, over the phone, or through a Facebook group.  

Please call me at __________________________________ to let me know your preference as we gather to study God’s Word — either in person, electronically, or over the phone.  

You are in my prayers this month as you look to God’s Word and experience His Bountiful Abundance

Your Sister in Christ,
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Next Step: Would you like to send anyone a Blessing Card?
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December: Year 1

A printable PDF of these instructions can be found at the end of this article.

Leader instructions

Gifts are a part of most people’s Christmas celebrations. But sometimes picking the “perfect” gift can be a challenge.

For your Mailbox Members this month, share the Mustard Seed Devotion The Perfect Gift.

Along with the devotion send a sheet or two of the LWML Scripture Gift Tags. Download the gift tags, print them on card stock, and send a few copies of the full sheet of tags to your Mailbox Members so they can be used on their Christmas gifts this month. 

For Paper Copies:
  • Download and print this month’s resource (in bold above) to share with each Mailbox Member.
  • Print as many copies of the resource as you need for your Mailbox Member participants.
  • Don’t forget to sign the message and leave your contact information!
  • As you place this information in your Mailbox Member participant’s mailbox, pray for this child of God!
For Electronic Communication:
  • Open this month’s resource idea and read the coordinator information.
  • Get ready to send a new email, and in the subject line write: LWML Mailbox Member Greetings
  • Copy and paste the Mailbox Member message on the next page into your email.
  • Attach the resource(s) for the month.
  • Send this message off with a prayer for this Mailbox Member, a child of God!

Distribute the resource to your Mailbox Member participants with the following Mailbox Member Message:
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Hello from LWML! 

It’s December! Do you have all your Christmas shopping done? Some of us shop all year long so we aren’t scrambling at the last minute to find the perfect gift. Others … well most of us are — well — we’re still shopping!

Our devotion this month helps us reflect on The Perfect Gift — forgiveness, life and salvation through Jesus Christ, our Lord.

Please accept our gift to you this month of LWML Scripture Gift Tags. Just cut them apart, punch a hole in them near the top, string ribbon through them, and attach them to your gifts this Christmas.

As always, contact me with any questions. You are in my prayers especially during this Advent and Christmas season. 

Your Sister in Christ,
____________________

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View a printable PDF of these instructions

 

Next Step: Would you like to send anyone a Blessing Card?
Go to Blessing Cards

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January: Year 2

A printable PDF of these instructions can be found at the end of this article.

Leader instructions

The season of Epiphany is upon us. The star which guided the Magi to the newborn King provided light in a dark time — both literally and spiritually. This month, as the long winter days with shortened daylight can affect our usually sunny outlook, share with your Mailbox Members the devotion Season of Light.

Access the devotion Season of Light.

The middle of winter, at least in the northern climates, can get long for some people. This month, along with sending the devotion, ask members of your local group to make a phone call to your Mailbox Members — just to chat. The calls can be used to brighten one’s spirits, lift up concerns in prayer, or just chat about the weather. But receiving an unexpected — yet welcomed — phone call can be just what the doctor ordered during the darker times of the year. 

For Paper Copies:
  • Download and print this month’s resource (in bold above) to share with each Mailbox Member.
  • Print as many copies of the resource as you need for your Mailbox Member participants.
  • Don’t forget to sign the message and leave your contact information!
  • As you place this information in your Mailbox Member participant’s mailbox, pray for this child of God!
For Electronic Communication:
  • Open this month’s resource idea and read the coordinator information.
  • Get ready to send a new email, and in the subject line write: LWML Mailbox Member Greetings
  • Copy and paste the Mailbox Member message on the next page into your email.
  • Attach the resource(s) for the month.
  • Send this message off with a prayer for this Mailbox Member, a child of God!

Distribute the devotion to your Mailbox Member participants with the following Mailbox Member Message:

(NOTE: Please insert your contact phone number in the fourth paragraph below) 
(NOTE: Leader, if your group will not be making a phone call to your Mailbox Members this month, please edit the note below to reflect that change.) 

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Hello from LWML! 

It’s January! We made it through the holidays and now we are settling in to winter. This time of year brings shortened days which can affect our usually sunny outlook.

Our devotion this month is Season of Light. But this “light” doesn’t refer to the big yellow globe in the sky; rather it reminds us of the Light of the World that came down for us in Bethlehem. As the Magi made their trek to visit this newborn King, they followed a star which led them to the place where the Infant lay. What trust they showed as they made this journey, a trust that was modeled for us.

This month, we would like to give you a quick phone call, just to chat. Hopefully when we call, it will be a good time for you, but if you’re busy, feel free to suggest a better time to connect with your LWML sister in Christ who will be calling you.

If you have any questions, please contact me at___________________________. I will be keeping you in my prayers this month especially as we enjoy God’s many blessings. 

Your Sister in Christ,
____________________

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View a printable PDF of these instructions

 

Next Step: Would you like to send anyone a Blessing Card?
Go to Blessing Cards

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February: Year 2

A printable PDF of these instructions can be found at the end of this article.

Leader instructions

Valentine’s Day falls during the month of February. Gifts are purchased, cards are written, and notes are sent to people far and near expressing our love for them.

Access the service project Knit a Stocking Cap for those in Need.

This month we are encouraging our Mailbox Members — and others in our congregation — to share the love of Jesus with those in need by making (or purchasing) stocking caps. These caps will be given to an agency of your choice. Very small ones could be given to the nursery in your local hospital for newborns, adult-sized caps can be shared with cancer patients, and still others can be donated to a homeless shelter in your community. Your group can decide which organization they will be supporting.

Some of your Mailbox Members might knit or crochet; others might be interested in providing the yarn to make the hats. But providing warm hats for those in need can be a project everyone can support in their own way.

For Paper Copies:
  • Download and print this month’s resource (in bold above) to share with each Mailbox Member.
  • Print as many copies of the resource as you need for your Mailbox Member participants.
  • Don’t forget to sign the message and leave your contact information!
  • As you place this information in your Mailbox Member participant’s mailbox, pray for this child of God!
For Electronic Communication:
  • Open this month’s resource idea and read the coordinator information.
  • Get ready to send a new email, and in the subject line write: LWML Mailbox Member Greetings
  • Copy and paste the Mailbox Member message on the next page into your email.
  • Attach the resource(s) for the month.
  • Send this message off with a prayer for this Mailbox Member, a child of God!

Distribute the resource to your Mailbox Member participants with the following Mailbox Member Message:

(NOTE: Please insert your contact phone number in the fourth paragraph below) 
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Hello from LWML! 

Valentine’s Day is coming soon — a time when we share messages of love with those who are special in our lives. This month we are encouraging our Mailbox Members and others to participate in a collection of knit stocking caps for those in need. If you knit or crochet, use your favorite pattern and make a hat or two that can be donated to those in need in our area. If you don’t knit or crochet, you might consider purchasing a knitting loom from a local craft store. The looms are easy to use even by children. What a great way to get kids involved in sharing something they have made with someone in need. Your participation can also model the selfless giving that was perfectly modeled for us in our Savior Jesus.

Attached to this note is more information about Knit a Stocking Cap for those in Need. If you have an opportunity to make some caps, let me know when they are finished and I will make arrangements to have them picked up, or you can bring them to church where we have a collection area for them.

If you have any questions, please call me at _______________________. It is a joy to be in service to others with you and our LWML sisters in Christ. 

Your Sister in Christ,
____________________

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View a printable PDF of these instructions

 

Next Step: Would you like to send anyone a Blessing Card?
Go to Blessing Cards

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March: Year 2

A printable PDF of these instructions can be found at the end of this article.

Leader instructions

The season of Lent is upon us. It is a time of reflection on the great sacrifice our Savior Jesus made for each of us.

Access the devotion I am He … You are Right and share it with this message for your Mailbox Members this month: 

For Paper Copies:
  • Download and print this month’s resource (in bold above) to share with each Mailbox Member.
  • Print as many copies of the resource as you need for your Mailbox Member participants.
  • Don’t forget to sign the message and leave your contact information!
  • As you place this information in your Mailbox Member participant’s mailbox, pray for this child of God!
For Electronic Communication:
  • Open this month’s resource idea and read the coordinator information.
  • Get ready to send a new email, and in the subject line write: LWML Mailbox Member Greetings
  • Copy and paste the Mailbox Member message on the next page into your email.
  • Attach the resource(s) for the month.
  • Send this message off with a prayer for this Mailbox Member, a child of God!

Distribute the devotion to your Mailbox Member participants with the following Mailbox Member Message:
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Hello from LWML! 

The season of Lent is upon us. This is a time to reflect on the great sacrifice our Savior Jesus made for each of us when He died on the cross and rose three days later to bring us forgiveness of sins, life, and salvation. Enjoy the devotion I am He … You are Right, as you reflect on the greatest blessing God has given you by grace through faith — eternal life with our Savior in heaven. 

As always, contact me with any questions. You are in my daily prayers.

Your Sister in Christ,
____________________

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View a printable PDF of these instructions

 

Next Step: Would you like to send anyone a Blessing Card?
Go to Blessing Cards

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