If you're like us, you have a lot of moms who volunteer to teach
in your Sunday school and give all they can in their ministries at
home and church. They need your love, support, and encouragement as
they struggle to balance the demands of all the hats they wear.
This year following your services on the Sunday before Mother's
Day, have a Hats Off to You luncheon for this special
group of volunteers. Ask your church's men's group or men in your
church to serve the food and provide child care.
Before the event, collect enough big colorful hats for each
teacher to wear one. Plan the menu and pray for an afternoon of
affirmation and encouragement. Serve each mother a sandwich, a bag
of chips, and a canned soft drink in a plastic hat (available at
party supply stores). Dessert can be a cake in the shape of a hat
with iced flowers and decorations all over it.
During the meal, remind these mothers that God sees all they do
to touch the lives of children with Christ's love through the many
hats they wear.