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September 2020

Featured September 2020 — WORKING TOGETHER

Finally, all of you, have unity of mind, sympathy, brotherly love, a tender heart, and a humble mind (1 Peter 3:8).

Icebreaker: All Together Now – Divide into groups of three. In three minutes, name as many activities as possible where it is necessary to have more than one person involved to get the job done.

Devotion — New: Working Together in His Strength

Bible Study — New: Working Together
Also available: Working Together — Leader Guide

Mission Service Project: Plan a work day to help a local mission organization, school, or other Christian organization with a big project (e.g., painting, landscaping, remodeling). Invite people of all ages from your congregation to join in the 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.

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.

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