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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