Thrift Women's Ministry Theme Ideas

Trash to Treasure
Women's Ministry Theme

Julia Bettencourt

Posted September 22, 2011

Spiritual Application

The emphasis of this theme is on how the Lord renews us.

This is an Thrift - Flea Market type theme.

Theme Verse Suggestions

Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me.  Psalms 51:10

And be renewed in the spirit of your mind; And that ye put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness.  Ephesians 4:23, 24

He restoreth my soul...  Psalm 23:3

Devotional/Lesson Suggestions

Finding Something Beautiful by Julia

More Devotionals by Julia

Alternative Theme Titles

Renew a Right Spirit

Renew, Refinish, Refresh

Rags to Riches

Out With the Old

A New Creature

Restore to Me


Color:  any

Thrift finds

Antiques, old items


Paint buckets


Antique bottles, jars

Be sure to check your local thrift stores and yard sales for some items to use for display

Flower arrangements in odds and ends containers, such as boxes, old shoes, old vases, etc.

Flower arrangements in old mason jars and other type of bottles.

Old antique like picture frames with Bible verses.


Thrift Find Makeovers:

Divide into teams.  

Give each item a thrift find such as as a small shelf, etc. 

Give each team a glue gun, some small odds and ends such as fabric, paint, crafting supplies, etc.  

Give them a time limit to make over their object.  

Have judges to choose the most useful, prettiest, most repurposed item, etc.  You can make up as many categories as you want.

Icebreaker Index


Something Beautiful (Gloria Gaither)

Remind Me, Dear Lord (Dottie Rambo)

Spirit of the Living God (Daniel Iverson)

Without Him (LeFerve)

Revive Us Again


Sanding block with verse attached

Small piece of sandpaper with verse attached

Mini pillows/sachets made from vintage fabric

Vintage/embroidered ladies hanky (The 99 Cent Store sometimes carries them.)

Anything "repurposed"

See my blog for creative favor ideas.

Door Prizes

Anything "repurposed"

Gift Certificate to a local thrift store (if available)

Home thrifitng/antiquing magazine

Home decor magazine

Door Prize Ideas for Women

Door Prize Tips

Just for Fun

Go on a thrift store outing, flea market, or meet on the weekend to go to yard sales together.

Do a "repurposed" craft together.  (use old picture frames, old buttons, old jewelry etc.)

Share some thrifting, antiquing, flea market shopping tips.  (Any ladies in your group that are experts that you can give the job to?)

Have everyone bring in an old item that they don't want anymore to swap.

Hold a white elephant or yard sale to collect funds for your women's ministry or a special project.

Copyright ©2011 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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