Apples of Gold
Women's Ministry Theme
Posted January 10, 2003
This is an old theme but always prevalent. It revolves around Proverbs 25:11 and the tongue and words we speak which is always a timely subject.
Theme Verse Suggestions
A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in pictures of silver. Proverbs 25:11
Apples of Gold by Julia
Take it Slow! by Julia
Tongue Survey - Do you Have an Unruly Tongue?
This resource contains 4 life situations where you are faced with what you would do if certain Sisters encountered you with gossip. Sister Roast, Sister Wag Her Tongue, Sister Stir Up Trouble, and Sister Gossip Through A Prayer Request all want you to listen to them. What would you do? There are also questions concerning our speech and ends with an evaluation of how we use our tongue and mouth.
Alternative Theme Titles
Apples of Gold
Use My Voice Lord
A Woman of Fit Words
Taming The Tongue
A Guarded Tongue
Don't Be A Bad Apple
Tip of Your Tongue
A Word Fitly Spoken
Color: accent with silver and gold
Lots of yellow apples (real or fake)
Lots of silver and gold. Candlesticks, vases, decorative trays--anything silver you can find.
Use yellow construction paper apple cut-outs spread out on tables.
Use yellow apples cored out for candle holders to place votive in.
Silver frames with theme verse in them.
Drape pieces of silver material on table tops and place yellow/golden apples on top
Make some apple trees on murals or make them using craft/butcher paper (the kind on the roll from the paper supply stores).
For the apples cut out apple shapes out of yellow or gold paper.
Table Top Display
Make a table scape using different heights covered with silver material.
Place a bushel basket overturned with golden apples flowing out.
Place in a Bible and a few simple flowers such as daisies.
Add in your theme verse in a large silver frame.
Take my Life Frances R. Havergal
Apple nutter in small jars. Tie ribbon and Bible verse to them.
Apple novelties - Find apple items such as key chains, pins, or magnets that would make great favors.
Real yellow apples - Wash and shine! Try to get ones with the stems on them so you can tie your theme verse hang tag on with thin ribbon.
Apple cider mix packet
See my blog for creative favor ideas.
Lunch Bags for gift bags
Dictionary --it's full of words you know:)
Apple scented items such as candle, soaps, hand creams, etc.
Basket of Apples
Apple art (such as a photo or poster)
Apple craft or home decor item (pillows, rugs, clocks, etc.)
Bottle of apple juice - Tie a big bow around it:)
Apple shaped notepad
Apple pie plate with an apple pie recipe written out on a nice recipe card and taped to the inside.
Ladies Devotional Book
Just for Fun
Have everyone tell what their favorite apple food or dish is.
Share some recipes made with apples.
Share some apple trivia. (Check online for sources.)
Do an apple related craft for a Craft Workshop.
Apple Shape Tickets
Make door prize tickets out of apple shaped paper. Write a number on one side of them and give them to your ladies as they arrive. You can make them out of yellow construction paper or you may find an apple shaped notebook to use (check school supply stores).
Food and Serving
Apple desserts and dishes.
Apple juice or cider.
Apple slices with fruit dip.
Copyright ©2003 Julia Bettencourt
Any Scripture quoted is in the King James Version.