Mother's Day is right around the corner and now is
the time to make sure you are ready for the big day. This
five-point checklist will help you cover all your bases so this
Mother's Day is memorable for all the right reasons.
1. Amplified Attendance. Be
prepared for an above average attendance. Surveys show that Mother's Day is the third largest day for church
attendance, behind only Christmas and Easter. Have extra
chairs, snacks, and handouts ready for a bump in your turnout.
2. Meaningful Message. If
you're still looking for a way to tie Mother's Day into your
service, here are a couple of simple devotions you can use or
modify to fit your needs. First, is Thanks, Mom that brings Proverbs 1:8-9
to life. Give Mom A
Hand was included in a list of uncomplicated Mother's Day
activities. If you are looking for an easy, quick devotion, this is
3. Give Gifts. One of the
Mother's Day highlights at the church where I worked was handing
out small devotional books or other small gifts to all the mothers
in the room. We also gave out special prizes recognizing special
mothers such as the one with the most kids or the newest mother.
Giving out small tokens of appreciation is a great way to show
mothers that you care. Also, remember that
sometimes the perfect gift isn't tangible.
4. Creative Crafts. In case
you missed it, make sure to check out 5 Mother's
Day Ideas for Children's Ministry. You'll find five super-fun
crafts your kids will love to make and give to their moms.
5. Other's Day. I intended
for the "M" to be missing.
Nearly 5 million children live in a household without their
mother. Chances are you have a child who may have recently lost
his or her mother, or is living in an arrangement without their
mother. Be aware of these different situations. Help kids who have
lost their mothers to remember and honor their mother. You can also
recognize those people God puts in our lives to act as a mother
figure. This day can be for them too!
What are you planning on doing for Mother's
Day? Share with us using the comment section below!