Forest Women's MinistryTheme

The Trees of the Field
Women's Ministry Theme

Julia Bettencourt

Posted February 26, 2013



Spiritual Application

This theme is inspired by the quietness of the forest.

It focuses on our personal worship and praise with an emphasis on our Quiet Times with the Lord.


Theme Verse Suggestions

For ye shall go out with joy, and be led forth with peace: the mountains and the hills shall break forth before you into singing, and all the trees of the field shall clap their hands.  Isaiah 55:12


Let the field be joyful, and all that is therein: then shall all the trees of the wood rejoice.  Psalm 96:12

Let them praise the name of the LORD: for his name alone is excellent; his glory is above the earth and heaven.  Psalms 148:13

O worship the LORD in the beauty of holiness: fear before him, all the earth.  Psalms 96:9


Devotional/Lesson Suggestions

Let us Praise by Julia

Quiet Time Handout

Quiet Time Free Printable

Pick up in a PDF File

Note:  I have had numerous emails that the word “hart” (Psalm 42:1)  is spelled wrong on the second page of the pdf.  It is correct.  It is in the KJV and referring to "deer".


Study Psalm 96

Psalm 96 Handout (KJV)

Psalm 96 Handout

Pick up in a PDF File


Study Psalm 148

Psalm 148 Handout (KJV)

Psalm 148 Handout

Pick up in a PDF File


Study Psalm 104

Study Worship and Praise

Study Creation

Study Prayer

Study the Prayer of Hannah (1 Samuel 2:1-10)

Study The Lord’s Prayer (Matthew 6:9-13)

Having that Old Tree Age by Julia

More Devotionals by Julia


Alternative Theme Titles

The Trees of the Field

In the Beauty of Holiness (Psalm 96:9)

Let the Earth Rejoice (Psalm 97:1)

All Fall Down

Come Before His Presence (Psalm 100:2)

Worship the Lord

All Creatures Great and Small

Woodland Creatures Great and Small

Let Everything Praise the Lord!

Made to Praise

My God and I

The Tracks We Leave Behind

Harvest of Praise


Decorating

Color:  various shades of green

Mushrooms – Toadstools

Logs

Tree/wood slices

Branches

Vines

Potted trees

Use twigs to glue along edges of any signs used.

Flowers Butterflies Forest Animals (birds, foxes, bears, raccoons, squirrels, deer, owls, etc.)

Use animal garden statues such as frogs, squirells, bears, etc.

Spraypaint "critter" figurines from the dollar store with one color of paint such as all white.

Moss covered vases, urns, candleholders, stones, etc.

Vase fillers (smooth stones, twigs, grasses, leaves, moss)

Vines down table centers.

Bird nests

Small log slabs for candle lifts

Tree topiaries Aarrangements with lots of green moss

Natural arrangements (grasses, twigs, etc.)

Use a brown paper runner down the center of your tables.

Use a brown burlap material runner down the center of your tables.

Icebreakers


Making Tracks

Make up an animal track matching game.

Application: How much time we spend in our Bible and in prayer results in the tracks we make in life. 

Do you think people can spot that you are a Christian by the tracks you leave behind?


Guess the Number

Fill up a jar with gumi bears. 

Allow everyone a chance to guess the number. 

Give a prize to the one closest to the actual number.


Icebreaker Index


Skits

Little Mrs. Hood and Her Quiet Time

Little Miss Hood Quiet time Skit

The message is that things will try to hold us back from taking that time to spend with the Lord each day but we just have to keep at it.

Download PDF File


Music

How Great Thou Art  Songsheet

How Great Thou Art Printable

Download in a PDF File


God Answers Prayer

The Trees of the Field (Steffi Geiser Rubin & Stuart Dauermann)

I Sing the Mighty Power of God (Isaac Watts)

Joyful, Joyful We Adore Thee (James Johnson)

This is my Father’s World (Maltbie D. Babcock)

My God and I (Austris Whithol)

Favors

Bible reading schedules

Prayer journals

Tag Idea - Use a tree or forest animal rubber stamp on your tag.

Birdseed -  Package in mini envelopes or mini glassine bags.

Chocolate bird nests

Anything with a forest critter attached. (butterfly clip, etc.)

Forest animal shaped iced cookies such as a bear, fox, etc. 

See my blog for creative favor ideas.


Door Prizes

Tree seedling

Garden items such small animal statues

Birdfeeder

Wood xlice coasters

Anything embellished with "critters" such as butterflies, foxes, etc. 

Door Prize Ideas for Women

Door Prize Tips


Just for Fun

Go for a walk in the woods as a group.

Hold your meeting at a park.

Group Craft

Do a "natural" craft such as twig photo frames or modge-podging print-outs of Bible verses to wood.

Having daughters at a Mother-Daughter Banquet with younger girls present?

Have some forest animal coloring pages available.

Search online. There are lots to choose from.

Share a Few Forest Jokes (either aloud or insert into your program as fillers)

Q. How do you identify a bald eagle?
A. All his feathers are combed over to one side.

Q. What do you get if you pour hot water down a rabbit hole?
A. Hot cross bunnies

Q. What do you call a royal rabbit?
A. A hare to the throne

Q. What did the judge say when a skunk walked in to her courtroom?
A. Odor in the court


Food and Serving

Cupcakes decorated as Mushrooms

Trail Mix

"Twigs" (straight pretzels)

Dipped "Twigs" (Candy Dipped Pretzel Rods)

Nuts, fruit (anything from trees or bushes)

Picnic Lunch

Gumi bears

Bear Claws

S’mores

Hospitality in Women's Ministry


Copyright ©2013 Julia Bettencourt
Any Scripture quoted is in the King James Version.
www.juliabettencourt.com


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Credit:  Artwork for printables by Trina Clark.  DigiScrpKits.

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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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