Early - Up with Chrickens Theme Ideas

Up with the Chickens!
Women's Ministry Theme

Julia Bettencourt

Posted January 25, 2003

This was originally called, "Early Will I Seek Thee"

This page has been updated periodically.

Spiritual Application

This theme centers around waking up and walking with the Lord and having a closer relationship with Him. 

A great time to stress having a devotional life and have an emphasis on morning prayer. 

A fun time to serve breakfast or brunch.

You could turn it into a prayer breakfast.

Theme Verse Suggestions

Cause me to hear thy lovingkindness in the morning; for in thee do I trust: cause me to know the way wherein I should walk; for I lift up my soul unto thee.  Psalm 143:8

O God, thou art my God; early will I seek thee: my soul thirsteth for thee, my flesh longeth for thee in a dry and thirsty land, where no water is;  Psalm 63:1

My voice shalt thou hear in the morning, O LORD; in the morning will I direct my prayer unto thee, and will look up.  Psalm 5:3

Devotional/Lesson Suggestions

Waking Up To The Good Stuff by Julia

Daily Walking Close To Thee by Julia

Quiet Time Handout

Quiet Time Handout

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 in the KJV and referring to deer and not to heart.

More Devotionals by Julia

Alternative Theme Titles

Up with the Chickens

Early Will I Seek Thee

Waking Up to the Good Stuff

Mornings With the Lord

Seek Him Early

Thy Lovingkindness in the Mornings

Daily Walking With the Lord

Waking Up With Jesus on My Mind

Perking Up!   See the CoffeeTheme.

Good Morning SONshine!


Color:  any

Gather up all the chickens and roosters you can find to decorate with.

 Use alarm clocks, egg baskets, and anything geared for mornings.

Farm Items

If you want, you could even make the whole thing have a farm appeal to go along with the chickens and roosters. 

A few hay bales or a little straw. Some chicken crates standing about and anything that has chicken wire on it. 

A section of free-standing fence with a wooden or stuffed rooster attached to the top fence rail might be fun. 

Milk cans, weather vanes, even a few other farm animals could be used to bring it all together.

Throw in a few kitchen appliances such as toasters, etc.  

Simple arrangements in mason jars

Table Top Display

If you only have room for a table top display, you could use mini size hay bales (like you get at the craft store), chicken-wire crates, roosters, chickens, and alarm clocks, basket of eggs, along with a nice size Bible and even some devotional books could be used.

Morning Window (for larger event) 

Make a window scene with a morning sun. 

You could paint a scene with the sun coming up to be seen through the window. 

Having a light shinning on the scene to look like light coming in the window would make a nice effect. 

Don't forget to hang some curtains. 

If you are going the farm route you could make them country style curtains out of gingham or a country print.

Morning Farm Scene Mural (for a larger event)

Paint a farm scene mural. 

Have the sun coming up behind a scene of barn, fence with a rooster, and a few farm animals or farm accents


Sunflower Seed Count

If you've decided to use sunflowers for accents, fill up a mason jar with sunflower seeds and have everyone guess the total number.

Choose as small a jar as you can so you don't have to count too many for preparation.

Ringtone Sharing

Have some of your ladies share what their alarm ringtone is on their phone.   

Use as a conversation starter about mornings and what wakes us up spiritually.

Icebreaker Index


God is So Good Chorus  (God answers prayer...He loves me so)

Day By Day

Just a Closer Walk With Thee

Ere You Left Your Room


Biscuit Cutter/Recipe Card

Find a good biscuit recipe and make up on nice recipe cards. 

Tie a biscuit cutter to the card with ribbon.

Egg Timer

Devotoinal booklet

Package of instant coffee or coffee pod (attach a verse tag)

Miniature Jelly Jars

Use miniature jelly or canning jars. 

Fill with your choice of jelly or apple butter. 

Make circle jar covers out of country prints and pink the edges.

 Place on a label with your event information and tie up with raffia or ribbons.

Coffee cup

Large speciaty muffin

See my blog for creative favor ideas.

Door Prizes


Alarm Clock

Gift certificate for a restaurant that serves breakfast

Gift certificate to Starbucks or coffee shop

Subscription to a morning paper

Container of maple or specialty flavored syrup

Waffle iron


Egg poacher

Egg timer


Bag of coffee (specialty coffee flavors would be fun)

Box or bag of doughnuts

Coffee Gift Basket

Fill with specialty coffees, coffee mugs, sugar and creamer set.

Morning Gift Basket

Choose from breakfast things such as, pancake mix and flavored syrups. Muffin mixes or pre done muffins wrapped up in cellophane. 

Miniature boxes of cereal with cereal bowels, specialty coffee, kitchen towels, kitchen utensils such as whisk, spatula, etc.

Door Prize Ideas for Women

Door Prize Tips

Just for Fun

Recipe Book Group Project:

Make a recipe book of breakfast foods

This is a do ahead project.

Gather breakfast recipes from your ladies ahead of time such as biscuit recipes, etc. 

Make up a cookbook of the recipes to pass out at your event. 

Make sure you note who submitted each recipe.

Food and Serving

Serve Breakfast or Brunch

Hospitality in Women's Ministry

Copyright ©2005 Julia Bettencourt
Any Scripture quoted is in the King James Version.

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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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