At Rainbow's End
Women's Ministry Theme
Posted October 14, 2002
Building up strength through God's promises.
Noah's Art theme.
Theme Verse Suggestions
I do set my bow in the cloud, and it shall be for a token of a covenant
between me and the earth. Genesis 9:13
Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: 2 Peter 1:4
Do a study on the promises of God
Promises Study Sheet
This printable mentions "lemons" because I originally made it to go with the "When Life Gives You Lemons" theme but it does have some of the promises of the Bible on it.
Do a study of Blessings
Do a study of the life of Noah
Alternative Theme Titles
At Rainbow's End
Strength Through God's Promises
Standing on the Promises
Holding on to God's Promises
Garden of Promises - If you'd like the same theme emphasis of "promises" but don't want to use the Noah's Ark decorating scheme, use a gardening one instead.
Color: Rainbow colors of course. You can go either way on the color wheel, either dark or light.
Decorate with Noah's Ark items.
Rainbow color floral centerpieces
Try covering your tables with different rainbow colors for each table.
Build An Ark Focal Point (for larger event)
Okay, maybe not a whole ark out of gopher wood, but you could make a place to set up a resemblance of the inside of the ark.
Use some large pieces of plywood to lay down on the floor with a little bit of straw scattered about.
Wooden trough or manger with straw could be added.
Use some large burlap bags to sit around for animal food. You can get burlap from the craft department and make your own feed bags. You can stuff with anything. Stencil "Animal Feed" on the outside of the bags in big letters.
Use some large baskets filled with grain. You don't actually have to fill the whole basket with grain. You may want to stuff the bottom with something and just use a layer of grain (feed corn) on top.
Add hand painted wooden animals or stuffed animals. You could draw animals on a mural. Remember to put two of each.
Large Rainbow Focal Point (for larger event)
You could do this on a mural or if you would like one to hang up somewhere, use a large piece of styrofoam insulation board and paint a large rainbow on it.
You could do one on plywood but the styrofoam insulation board is a lot lighter in weight if you need to hang it.
Two by Two:
Each lady should receive a card with an animal on it, and either a sound (moo, oink, meow) that they have to do, or a motion (laughing for a hyena, hopping for a kangaroo, etc.) and they have to make their sound/motion and find the other lady doing the same thing (two by two).
Thanks to one of our visitors for sending in the above Two By Two idea. Thanks Laura!
Have a "pot" (a large brass vase would work).
Set the pot at the end of a rainbow (See the "Focal Point" above for rainbow ideas).
Fill the pot with index cards with promise verses and have each lady pick one up as she comes in.
Throughout your event call on different ladies to share the promise of God from the card they selected.
Noah's Ark Games (for kids but sometimes we are big kids)
Standing on the Promises
Arky, Arky Song
Pack of Skittles Candy (Taste the Rainbow!)
Package of Animal Crackers
Check your local Christian bookstore for Noah's Ark novelty items such as bookmarks, keyrings, etc.
Anything in a "pair" such as a pair of gloves, socks, etc.
See my blog for creative favor ideas.
Anything with a Noah's Ark or Rainbow Theme.
Since Noah's Ark Collectibles are so popular, you will probably be able to find lots of goodies from anything from dish towels on up to lamps with a Noah's Ark theme.
Check your local Christian Bookstore. They usually have a lot of Noah's ark and rainbow related items.
Book on the Promises of God
A "Pair" of Stuffed Animals
Large Bag of Animal Crackers (Tied up with ribbon and large bow)
Just for Fun
Treat For Overnight Retreats
An idea for a treat could be a box of animal crackers placed on the beds of your ladies, or maybe even a beanie baby animal if you could find them at a reasonable price.
Thanks to one of our visitors for sending in the above Treat idea. Thanks Laura!
Food and Serving
This would be a great theme to serve lots of fresh vegetables and fruits.
Leafy platters of grapes and cheese, etc.
Set out a tray of animal crackers, raisins, and dried fruit.
Copyright ©2002 Julia Bettencourt
Any Scripture quoted is in the King James Version.
Credit: Artwork for Noah Printable by Trina Clark. DigiScrpKits.