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August 2020

Featured August 2020 — BEING CONTENT AND SINGLE

For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope (Jeremiah 29:11).

Icebreaker: Alone Time – What is a favorite activity that you like to do when you have time to yourself?

Devotion — New: It Would Have Been Enough

Bible Study — New: Being Content and Single
Also available: Being Content and Single — Leader Guide

Mission Service Project: Invite a single woman for coffee or brunch after a Sunday worship service. Talk together about her talents and strengths. Work with her to find a way to share her strengths and talents meaningfully with others as she serves the Lord. 

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.

July 2020

Featured July 2020 — BUT, GOD, WHAT IF … ?

[Jesus said,] “Therefore, do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble” (Matthew 6:34).

Icebreaker: Encouraging Words – Share a Bible passage that helps to calm and encourage you when you are anxious or troubled.

Devotion — New: Be Happy, Don’t Worry

Bible Study — New: Encountering “What Ifs” on the Expressway of Life
Also available: Encountering “What Ifs” on the Expressway of Life — Leader Guide

Mission Service Project: Make refrigerator magnets featuring the Bible verses shared earlier in the Icebreaker. Encourage participants to share their magnet with someone facing a troubling or challenging situation.

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.

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.

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