Ideas for Increasing Awareness of LWML
(STARTING WITH THE VERY YOUNG!)
School Chapel Service – Ask to speak at the school chapel service. Show the current mission grants and explain how Mite Box offerings have funded and helped people all over the world. Pass out Mite Boxes and ask the children to share what they have learned with their parents.
Girl Scouts – This group needs service projects. Have your LWML group invite them to participate in various projects.
Confirmation Students – Have a prayer partner exchange (beginning with first class and ending on Confirmation Sunday). Give Text Messages from God as a confirmation gift. Provide snacks for a study break during the confirmation meetings or provide a breakfast or luncheon the Saturday before Confirmation.
High School Students – Meet with them during the Sunday school hour. Talk about local projects the LWML supports; give out Mite Boxes, Bible bookmarks, and other LWML resources. Encourage them to journal about their faith - either in a Bible and introduce them to the LWML coloring pages. Consider giving high school graduates a gift from the LWML.
College Students – Send care packages filled with snack foods for study breaks. Provide Bible bookmarks, devotionals and words of prayer. These can be assembled as a servant project at a group meeting.
Brides – Send a congratulations card with a wrapped Mustard Seed Devotion or Together is Better - Marriage Devotions and Activities devotion booklet as a small gift.
New Mommies – Send an honorarium card to her with the donation in the child’s name. An invitation to an LWML activity or meeting should be included with a note that her child is welcome to accompany her. Perhaps your group offers child care. Another gift suggestion is the booklet Dear Mother - Devotions for New Mothers.
Career Women – Send a letter of encouragement letting her know that many of us have families and careers, and still find time and pleasure in serving the Lord in the LWML. Include a Mustard Seed Devotion in it.
New Member – Welcome her in the congregation with a hand delivered invitation to participate in the LWML. Include LWML information (showing mission projects, explaining mites, etc.), a Mite Box, and a personal message.