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December 2019

Featured December 2019 — A SWEET SEASON

nullAnd the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all they had heard and seen, as it had been told them (Luke 2:20).

Icebreaker idea: Christmas Sweets – What’s your favorite sweet treat to eat at Christmas?

Devotion — New: A Sweet Season

Bible Study — New: The Sweet Gospel Message
Also available: The Sweet Gospel Message — Leader Guide

Program Event — New: Sweet Christmas

Mission Servants Project: Collect new stuffed animals for a community Christmas gift ingathering. Include manger animals such as sheep, cows, donkeys, and camels in your collection.

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.

November 2019

Featured November 2019 — ALWAYS THANKFUL

Always Thankful: Table set for ThanksgivingGive thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you (1 Thessalonians 5:18).

Icebreaker idea: Thankful Notes – Briefly share something from the past week about which you are thankful. 

Devotion — New: Taking Time to Contem’Plate

Bible Study — New: Always Thankful
Also available: Always Thankful — Leader Guide

Program — New: Decorating the Mitten Tree

Mission Servants Project: Create Thanksgiving cards for veterans in your congregation. 

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.

October 2019

Featured October 2019 — LOVING AND RESPECTING AUTHORITY

pastors during church serviceWe ask you, brothers, to respect those who labor among you and are over you in the Lord and admonish you, and to esteem them very highly in love because of their work (1 Thessalonians 5:12– 13).

Icebreaker idea: Influencers – Briefly tell about an authority in your life who has influenced your life positively, and how she or he did so. 

Devotion — New: Showing our Pastors and Church Workers Love and Respect

Bible Study — New: Loving and Respecting Authority
Also available: Loving and Respecting Authority — Leader Guide

Mission Servants Project: Invite your pastor to your group meeting and recognize him for his service. Or, plan a Sunday morning reception to honor your pastor(s).

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.

September 2019

Featured September 2019 — GRACE-FULL WOMEN

nullBe kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you (Ephesians 4:32).

Icebreaker idea: Showing Grace – In small groups of 3–5 women, take turns sharing with one another a positive quality about someone in in your small group.

Devotion — New: A Grace-Full Woman

Bible Study — New: Grace-Full Women
Also available: Grace-Full Women — Leader Guide

Sketch — New: Coffee Shop Grace

Mission Servants Project: Plan this month to do one or more specific acts of grace (e.g., create a card or gift to show appreciation for a friend, your boss, your pastor, or a home-bound member in your congregation; pay for the lunch of the person behind you in line; phone or visit someone who is recently widowed).

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.

August 2019

Featured August 2019 — JOY IN THE JOURNEY

nullSet your minds on things that are above (Colossians 3:2a).

Icebreaker idea: Travels – If you could travel anywhere, where would you go?

Devotion — Opening: Faith is … Setting Our Minds on Things Eternal
Devotion — Closing: Simple Trust (The End is Just the Beginning)
Devotion 
— New: Journey

Bible Study — Select from the Lutheran Woman’s Quarterly, Summer 2019.

Mission Servants ProjectENCOURAGE women on their personal faith walk by hosting a “Joy in the Journey” salad luncheon or supper. Provide babysitting for women with young children. Ask several women from your group to share some experiences from their own faith walks. Use one of the devotions for this month. Pray for one another’s needs. 

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.

July 2019

Featured July 2019 — PEACEFUL REST

For God alone, O my soul, wait in silence, for my hope is from Him (Psalm 62:5).

Icebreaker idea: Peace and Quiet – What relaxing activity do you enjoy after a long and stressful day? 

Devotion — Opening: The Restless Soul
Devotion — Closing: Peaceful Rest

Bible Study — Select from the Lutheran Woman’s Quarterly, Summer 2019.

nullMission Servants ProjectEQUIP the women in your congregation with a variety of LWML  resources to help them carry out quiet times with the Lord. Select and purchase LWML resources such as Mustard Seed packets, “A Sparrow’s Worth” devotional journal, and “God’s Grace for Growth” flip calendar. String a hammock in a prominent place in your church and place the items in it for women to take and use. Label the hammock, “Resources for Peaceful Rest.” 

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.

June 2019

Featured June 2019 — JOYFUL CELEBRATION

This is the day that the LORD has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it (Psalm 118:24). 

nullIcebreaker idea: Celebrations – Share a joyful celebration that has happened in your life. 

Devotion — Opening: What Day is This?
Devotion — Closing: Noisy Love
Devotion
— New: Joyful Celebration

Bible Study — Select from the Lutheran Woman’s Quarterly, Summer 2019. If copies of the printed Quarterly do not arrive in time for the group's meeting, consult the LWML website to download the online version of one of the Bible studies from that corresponding Quarterly magazine.

Mission Servants ProjectENGAGE your congregation and community with a 
“Celebration Day” festival. Choose any Saturday you like and plan a number of activities that praise God for His love, His salvation, His creation, and for all that He does for us. Include games, snacks, perhaps a Bible story puppet show, and be sure to include an area where this month’s opening devotion, “What Day Is This?” can be presented. To maximize your message, try to plan your celebration in a local park where families gather for ballgames or other activities. 

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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