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Ideas for Creative Activities
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Here are just a few of the hundreds of creative activities you and your women’s ministries group may enjoy. Let this be a springboard for your own ideas. Just remember—every activity should draw others to a closer walk with Jesus through fellowship, service, support and spiritual growth.
 
SPIRITUAL GROWTH
Ladies Bible Studies (mornings for stay-at-home moms and retired women and evenings for those who work)
One-day retreats
Women’s Day Sabbath
Spiritual Gifts seminar for women
Fruits of the Spirit workshop
Ladies’ SabbathSchool class
Prayer Chain
Moms-in-Touch Prayer group
Prayer Partners
Week of Prayer for and by Women
Prayer and Love Saves Study Groups
Special programs for Mother’s Day
 
SUPPORT GROUPS
Secret Sisters
Children of Aging Parents
Non-Christian Spouses
“Take Heart” Retreats for Abused Women
Widow Support
Divorce Recover
Weight Loss Support
Single Women Support
Working Mom’s Support
Substance Abuse Support
Dealing with Life Threatening Illness
Aids Support
Miscarriage/Abortion Support
 
OUTREACH AND SERVICE
Welcome Baby visits and packets
Friendship gatherings
Shut-in visitation
After school tutoring        
Cooking classes
Adopt-a-grandparent
Parenting classes for teenage Moms
Sex education for teens
Self esteem for teens
Scholarship Assistance to annual women and teen retreats
Community or Church Library volunteers
New Member ministry
Video evangelism – Women can do it!
Aerobics class/walking group
Prepare “quiet books” or bags for children to use during church worship
Baby showers for needy Moms
Give Women’s Devotional books or Women of Spirit subscriptions to 
"Heart Call" for Women who are not currently attending church
Prepare and ship SabbathSchool and church supplies overseas
Swap and Shop
Provide transportation for elderly and those with small children to medical appointments and health facilities
Meals for new Moms
Meals for the ill
Community volunteering awareness seminar
Help for crisis pregnancies
Provide layettes for the local hospital to give to needy babies
A greeting card ministry to the lonely and ill
Organize a branch of Women’s Ministries on each local college campus
Pairing and Sharing—helping women connect
Prepare and share a cookbook of favorite vegetarian recipes      
A Diaper Drive and give diapers to single mom’s and needy
Have a cookie bake and package up cookies for students away at school/military
 
SOCIAL
           Mother-Daughter events
           Friendship crafts—scrap booking, needlework, calligraphy, art, etc.
           Prayer Breakfasts
           Cookie exchanges and other holiday events
           Progressive dinners
           Picnic or similar outdoor events
           Brunches, luncheons, dinners, banquets
           Ladies’ Night Out
           Seasonal events – winter sledding parties/fall corn roasts/ Christmas caroling
           Nature related events with guides or authorities to share their knowledge
           Key into community events and share fairs, festivals, etc.
           A musical program featuring talented women
           Teas and fashion shows with a special theme
           Form a Women’s Chorus
           Visit local museums and places of interest with a guide
 
EDUCATIONAL
            Mothers and Others – mentoring
            1-Day Seminars on a variety of subjects like nutrition or parenting

            Classes:
            Understanding the Male Temperament
            Health Issues for Women
            Building and Maintaining Strong Families
            Image Enhancement
            Exercise
            Giving Bible Studies from a female perspective
            Vegetarian Meal Planning
            Money Management
            Easy Home/Auto Repairs for women
            Marriage/Family relationships
            Home Management and organization
            Building Friendships
            Seasonal Gardening
            Decorating on a budget
            Personal grooming and care
            Dressing to look your best on a budget
            Self-defense
            How to be a Christian on the job
            Stress Management
            Women in Evangelism
            Leadership Training
            Computer skills for women
            Dealing with the “Empty Nest”
            A book club
            Invite law enforcement to give a class on living safely
            Video seminars of special interest to women
            Abuse awareness workshops
            Ladies ABC Book review and sale
            Development of peer/lay counseling
 
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