Mission Service Activity of the Month

October 2022:  Make a Pumpkin Floral Centerpiece for a Shut-In

woman holding pumpkin with flowers

Seasonal decorations often bring joy and delight to people that are shut-in. The October Pumpkin Floral Centerpiece activity can be easily made and may brighten the day of both the maker and the recipient. Prior to visiting the recipient of your gift, you may want to print off the devotion below and some LWML Fall Notecards to share with them.

For each Pumpkin Centerpiece, you will need:

  • 1 foam, carvable pumpkin (Often small ones can be purchased at dollar stores.)
  • A foam carving knife
  • Fall flowers and foliage
  • 1 small floral foam block
  • Scissors and glue
Centerpiece Directions: 

Cut off the center top of the foam pumpkin.
Glue the small floral foam block inside the cut out section of the pumpkin. 
Trim the flowers and foliage to the size that will flow out from the pumpkin. 
Stick the flowers into the foam, arranging the flowers and leaves in a lovely display.
The centerpiece is now ready to gift.

Extra credit: Take pictures of this service activity and submit them to share on your district website or in your district newsletter. 

Gospel Focus

Then he said to his disciples, “The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few (Matthew 9:37).

Devotion as You Plan:

As you plan this service activity, share the devotion, “Pray for a Bountiful Harvest”. This devotion is also available as a podcast, click here.

Prayer as You Plan and Prepare: 

Dear Heavenly Father, all praise and thanks are Yours for the fall harvest. You provide us with both the wonderfully nourishing, harvest in our gardens and fields, as well as the life-saving harvest in our mission fields. May our words and actions always be pleasing to You, always pointing others to Christ. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen. 

Download the printable PDF of this Mission Service Activity

Make a Pumpkin Floral Centerpiece for a Shut-In


The Gospel Outreach Committee would love to hear about, and share, your mission service activities! Please contact the Vice President of Gospel Outreach here. Thank you!

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