Archive for May 2009

A unique connection

May 19, 2009

If you are willing to accept a challenge, take a look at the May 18 post at http://www.thinkdigitalfirst.com.

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Mother’s Day and Confirmation opportunities

May 5, 2009

How might Mother’s Day become an opportunity for sharing your faith in Jesus Christ?  Here are some ideas for you and your congregation:

  • Mother’s Day baby supply drive: the gathering of baby related supplies for a local women’s home/families in need/or the mom next door
  • Pass out Mother’s Day cards at a local nursing home (with a flower)
  • Host a Mother’s Day Baby shower at the hospital for new infants born that day
  • Mother’s Day Oil Change outreach

 Creative Communications for the Parish has many excellent resources for Mother’s Day and Father’s Day that you can share with moms and dads. Check out their Spring catalogue

You may want to introduce your unchurched friend to the JC Parent Zone – a website developed by Lutheran Hour Ministries.   The site provides news and notes about parenting from a biblical perspective. 

Many congregations have a Confirmation Sunday service during the month of May!  Confirmation presents you with an opportunity to encourage a young person in his/her faith.  Christian cards, prayer books, devotional booklets, Bibles, wall plaques, and Christian music CDs are excellent ways to reinforce their faith.  As you look for gifts for these Confirmands, you may want to visit the Concordia Publishing website

Something that could help them understand their faith would be Dr. Paul Maier’s Jesus: Legend or Lord available from Lutheran Church–Canada .