Bearers of Encouragement
Women's Ministry Theme
Posted September 26, 2012
This theme was originally posted to my blog.
Being an encouragement to others.
Theme Verse Suggestions
Bear ye one another's burdens, and so fulfil the law of Christ. Galatians 6:2
Make Life Bearable by Julia
Bear Lesson Handout
Includes the outline to the above devotional.
Just Because by Julia
Are You Sowing Seeds of Kindness? Survey available in the CLM Resource Shop
This resource is a set of 32 questions regarding the everyday things that we do relating to our kindness shown to others.
See details here.
Alternative Theme Titles
Bearers of Encouragement
"Bear" Necessities (focus on the essentials of the Christian life)
Bearing and Sharing
Friends Make Life Bearable
Grin and Bear It
Love Bears All
Teddy Bear Picnic (for mothers and young daughters)
Give your theme a rustic cabin feel.
Use plaid blankets, natural centerpieces, etc.
Bears shape silhouettes
"Do not feed the bears" signs
Natural centerpieces - twigs, grasses, drift wood, etc.
Bear Knowledge Game
What a Fellowship
If you are having a cabin/camping type theme, sing campfire songs.
Mini jar of honey
Teddy graham crackers
They now have them in bear paw shapes as well as the teddy bear shaped. (individual packs or baggies with toppers)
Bear shaped cookie cutter
See my blog for creative favor ideas.
Box of greeting cards (to encourage others such as "thinking of you" ones.)
Box of stationary with pen (to encourage letter writing to uplift others)
Honey jar (to hold honey) with honey dipper
Jar of honey (tie with a bow)
Box of bear claws from a local bakery
Gift certificate for a manicure or pedicure
Fill with a devotional book, bookmark, small writing notebook, pen, large candy bar, and various treats. Anything to give someone a lift of encouragement.
Just for Fun
Cards to Encourage Others:
Have a list of people within your church or community that needs encouraging. (names and addresses)
Have greeting cards available. ("praying for you" "thinking of you")
Have postage stamps available.
Have everyone choose a card and someone to send a card to or assign a name.
Give time for everyone to write a note of encouragement, sign, and address card.
Be sure to have someone responsible for mailing the cards.
Food and Serving
Bear shape cookies
Use Honeycomb Cereal, Teddy Grahams, mini pretzil rods, and raisins.
Skip the nuts in case of allergies.
Trail Mix Bar
Have all kinds of small treats. Various dried fruits, seeds such as sunflower seeds (shelled), small pretzel rods, Honeycomb Cereal, teddy shaped crackers/cookies, various sweet chips (butterscotch, chocolate, etc.), small candies such as M&M's.
Fun Labels for Camping Foods
"Twigs" - small pretzel rods
"Logs" - large pretzel rods
"Sleeping Bags" - rolled tortillas filled with meat and cheese or spread with cream cheese and crushed pineapple.
"Campfire Flames" - Cheetos (the large puffy ones)
"Forest Berries" - fruit snacks or fresh berries of any kind
"Fishing Bait" - gummy worms
"Tree Trunks" - pinwheels (Little Debbie type)
"Trees" - Broccoli heads and dip
Copyright ©2012 Julia Bettencourt
Any Scripture quoted is in the King James Version.
Credit: Artwork for printables by Trina Clark. DigiScrapKits.