Enduring the Winter
Women's Ministry Theme
Posted December 2, 2002
This theme concentrates on coming through the trials and "winters" of our lives.
Theme Verse Suggestions
For I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content. Philippians 4:11
And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose. Romans 8:28
Are You Winterized? by Julia
Change Happens by Julia
Crushed by Julia
Alternative Theme Titles
Catching the Drift
Enduring the Winter
Overcoming The Winter Wearies
The Chill Factor
Through the Long Winter
Through the Snow
Let It Snow!
Color: lots of white
Use items such as a sled, skies, snowmen, outdoor ornaments, painted wooden snowmen cutouts.
Lay down some white material or drop cloths under your snow capped trees and snowmen.
Take a clothesline and hang from one wall to another or corner to corner.
Make it high enough so people can walk under it and use clothes pins to hang up mittens clear across the room.
They don't need to match in pairs so odd ones will do. You could even pin them onto your trees here and there.
Hang a few winter scarves over your clothesline too.
Hang snowflakes at different levels from your ceiling if possible.
Make snowballs out of Styrofoam balls. Just spray paint white and place some in a bucket for decoration.
For a Large Display:
Make a winter wonderland using artificial Christmas trees and cover them with snow.
A great source for these is just after Christmas sales or even second hand shops.
Spread snowflakes out over the tables.
Use snowmen figurines, knick knacks or wooden snowmen on tables.
Fill tin buckets with white spray painted styrofoam balls and berry twigs. Place signs in the buckets with snow sayings.
In His Time by Diane Ball
Day by Day by Carolina Sandell Berg
Under His Wings by Cushing
Till the Storm Passes By
Snowman Soup (marshmallows and hot chocolate mix)
See my blog for creative favor ideas.
Anything with Snowmen or Snowflakes on it. Pillows, stationary, aprons, dishtowel sets, coffee mugs. You'll find almost anything with snowmen on it during the holidays.
Snow Globes. You can find all types of snow globes with all types of themes.
Craft or Decorative Snowman
Throw or blanket
Mittens or Gloves
Heat packs (the kind you activate and put in your gloves or boots)
Emergency Candles. Tie several up with ribbon and place in a basket.
Snow Shovel (Tie the handle with a large bow)
Bag of Rock Salt (Put a big bow on it)
Gallon of Antifreeze
Ice Scraper for car
Winter Emergency Kit
Jug of bottled water, flashlight, few cans of beans with a hand can opener, jar of peanut butter, crackers, etc.
Add in a few emergency candles. Be creative. Place everything in a large basket tied up with a bow or wrap up a large box.
Food and Serving
This would be a great theme to have a Soup and Sandwich Supper.
Anything to warm up the bones
Lots of white food such as white iced cookies, snowball cookies, dips, etc.
Copyright ©2002 Julia Bettencourt
Any Scripture quoted is in the King James Version.
See my Winter Pinterest Board for more ideas!