Purse Event Theme

In the Bag (purse)
Women's Ministry Theme

Julia Bettencourt

Posted February 04, 2007

(This page has been updated several times over the years.)

Spiritual Application

With handbags and purses as an inspiration, this theme revovles around what we carry with us on a daily basis as a Christian woman

Theme Verse Suggestions

I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God,  who loved me, and gave himself for me.  Galatians 2:20

Devotional/Lesson Suggestions

What's In Your Purse? by Julia

Purse for All Seasons Handout

Purse for all Seasons Handout

Download in a PDF File

More Devotionals by Julia

Alternative Theme Titles

In the Bag

What's In Your Purse?

What's In The Bag?

Having Purse-on-ality

The Contents of Me!

What I Carry

Bag Day


Color:  any

Decorate using lots of handbags, purses, totes, and any type of bag.

Shopping bags with flowers for centerpieces

Helium filled balloons tied to bags (shopping bag type) or to purse handles.

Small arrangements in purses.  A little greenery or silk flowers poked into the tops of them.


What's in Your Purse? Game

What's in Your Purse Game Printable

Download in a PDF File

Purse Scavenger Hunt
Purse Scavenger Hunt

Download PDF File

Purse Get Acquainted Icebreaker

Purse Game

Download PDF File

In the Bag Icebreaker

In the Bag Game

Download PDF File

Icebreaker Index


Search Me O God (James E. Orr)


Mini Purses or Tote Bags

Purse size calendar

Anything to go inside a purse - tissue packs, mints, etc.

Mint and Gum Purses/Totes.  See directions on this blog post.

Purse Mint Holder Idea

Purse Clutch Lip Balm Holder.  See directions on my blog post.

Clutch Purse Craft

Papercraft Purse.  See directions and template link on my blog post.

Bling Purse Craft

See my blog for more creative favor ideas.

Door Prizes

Purse or tote bag

Purse size umbrella 


Purse Purse "Basket".

Fill a purse or tote bag with several fun purse size items. 

Put in any item you would find in a purse such as gum, mints, lipstick, small compact mirror, etc.

Door Prize Ideas for Women

Door Prize Tips

Just for Fun

Charity Purse Project.

Collect used purses for a women's shelter.  

Fill with goodies.  

See details here.

Do a Group Project: Decorating kraft paper bags or tote bags.

Do a Group Project: Do a brown bag craft such as brown bag photo albums, etc.

Copyright ©2007 Julia Bettencourt
Any Scripture quoted is in the King James Version.

Permission given to print this material for personal and local church use with copyright information and website url intact.  No reprinting of this material online in any way.  Please share the page url instead.  See the Terms of Use for more information.

Credit:  Artwork for some printables by Trina Clark.  DigiScrpKits.

This theme is geared for you to take a few ideas for a small meeting or take several for a larger event. These are suggestions for you to build upon.  Be creative...Julia

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