What About Father’s Day At Your Church?

Maybe it’s just the timing, but it seems like Father’s Day gets less emphasis in most churches. If you have a great idea for this holiday, stop by this forum post and share what you know.

Share Your Father’s Day Ideas

Just leave a comment below and let me know what you’re planning. Do you have a special presentation for Fathers? Do you teach a special lesson? Does your pastor preach a father’s day sermon?


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  1. Marlena Pitts says

    For Fathers Day at my church we have all fathers escorted into the sanctuary before service begins by their daughters, wives, grandchildren etc as someone reads a poem as they walk down the aisle. Once the men are all seated on the first few pews, we honor them with a song by a youth and a liturgical dance.

  2. Jolene says

    I have an interesting situation in my Sunday School class. Not only do I never know how many students I’ll have (1-6), but NONE of the kids in my class have a “typical” home life. So either Mother’s Day, or Father’s Day, or both, are awkward when it comes to celebrating, or making little crafts to give their parent.

    Rather than not do anything, I started a few years ago, having the kids make the craft/gift for our church people, in recognition of how much they’ve helped the kids like a mother/father over the years! For Mother’s Day, all the ladies in the church get a creation from at least one of the kids. For Father’s Day, it’s the guys’ turn. If the child has parents or grandparents they want honor with one of the crafts, we try to make sure there’s enough to go around.

    Previously, I had a list of all the ladies or men in the church, and the kids each picked who they wanted to make and deliver a craft to. This Mother’s Day, I had them work together on all the gifts for each lady in the church, and then they worked together to pass them out between class and service.

    I do have difficulty coming up with unique, useful gifts that the kids can make/give, however. For Mother’s Day, I’ve had them make flower pens, decorate candles, or place stickers and sign their name on potted plants (this year). On each of the projects is some sort of card or tag, thanking the ladies of the church for “helping me grow”, or “helping me shine”, etc.

    For Father’s Day, we’ve done bookmarks decorated by the kids with tool stickers, a couple of verses about encouragement and building others up, and a note saying “Thank you for BUILDING me up”. Last year we gave key-chain tape measures – with a tag they colored in and attached, which said something similar.

    I like what we’ve done so far, but I’m running out of cool ideas, especially for the dads. :~/ I want something that they have the potential to actually use, not just throw away when they get home from church. Any new ideas?

  3. Marie says

    Our Church is in a similiar situation to Rachel’s. We will celebrate Father’s Day in Australia on Sunday 2 September. We may have 10 children between 3 and 12 years old – but on the day perhaps may have 6-8 more! Always tricky. We will have a 10 minute segment when the kids will give a short presentation which we will show as a power point and one of our special 6 year olds will sing a solo! Our pastor will present a very short presentation to the kids and we will then go downstairs for craft. Our cards will be two hands with a narrow strip of paper joining them together which says “Dad I love you this much”. I have been busy taking photos of the kids and we will prepare like a scrap booking page on a 23cm square canvas which they will decorate for Dad and make a collage of the photos. One dear boy will do one for his mum. We always have a special cake and one of the dad’s is elected to cut it and the kids sing “Happy Father’s Day to you…”

  4. Rachel says

    Our Sunday School has 5 or 6 kids only, between 2-11 years. 2 of the kids have dads who are serving overseas so Fathers Day is tough for them. Everyone else is excited and they miss their dad terribly.
    This time we’re combining the idea of the Fatherhood of God (he cares for each and every one of his Children, he wants to hear what you think, what’s great and what’s not, he wants to keep his very special bond) with a look at the Lord’s Prayer which all but the preschoolers recite without thinking about it.
    Then we’re doing a fun craft: make an Our Father tie from cardstock and colouring/sticking to decorate.

  5. BEE says

    We’re 1st performing a short skit. A mailman brings a father mail. Included is an envelope addressed to him w/ no return name nor address. Turns out it’s from his son. His son starts the letter stating that he’d been wanting to express these kind words but found it easier to do via a letter than in person. (a narrator reads the ltr) upon finishing the son walks in to actually “catch” his dad reading the letter. They exchange a few kind words-The End BUT-> We’ve gathered from each child whom has a father in our congregation, a fond memory/story, past or current and we will be sharing them with the congregation. As usual-a nice brunch after service.

  6. Loretta Tuff says

    We give out nice Fathers Day gifts, tools,Devotionial books, etc

    I would like to make it a little bit more special, maybe have the Ladies give out the gifts? call the Men up to the front and present them. if some men dont feel comfotable coming forward then one of the Ladies will goes to them!

    A nice scripture reading or a poem would be nice.

    Thanking you for your input.

    Loretta Tuff

  7. Misty says

    Last year we did a “Newlywed Style” how well do you know your dad game. We asked questions like, What is your dad’s favorite food? Who kills the spiders in your house? What is your dad’s favorite hobby? things like that. We also reversed in on how well Dad knew the kids too. We used notebooks and markers and had the fathers/kids facing opposite directions.

  8. Jerusha says

    This year for fathers day we collected a baby picture of all the days in our church. We will display it on our screens and all the dads have to identify themselves when their pictures comes onto the screen and come to the front of the church to collect their gifts.

  9. Renee says

    Last year we bought socks for all of the fathers. I rolled 2 pairs together so that the top of the sock would look like a poof. I tied a rafia ribbon around the top of the rolled part and put a tag on it that said “Men Who Walk with God, Never Walk Alone” and then I put this verse on the bottom: ….come ye, and let us walk in the light of the Lord. Isaiah 2:5t

    • Gwen says

      Thanks I like this ideal, I think I will do this for father day this year. Do you have a picture on how it looks?

  10. Katrina says

    We celebrate at our church by hosting an annual Father’s Day Fellowship Breakfast during the time church school is normally held. We have a full menu, buffet style – eggs, bacon, sausage, fried potatoes, homemade biscuits, fruits, pastries – the men are taken care of by the young people of the church. After breakfast we have a special worship service with musical tributes, storytelling, oportunities for everyone to share their fondest memory of their dad, also a guest speaker brings a short message designed to encourage fathers and men serving the Lord. Every man gets a boutoniere and a special gift. This breakfast celebration is wonderful and emphasizes the importance of fathers and men serving God.

  11. Amy says

    We gave our dads each a coupon for a free ice cream at a local family owned restaurant. They loved it!

  12. Robin says

    At our church we send a donation to an orphanage in Brazil that we support in lieu of giving the father’s a gift after the Sunday service.

  13. says

    This year we are inviting the fathers to Kidz Church during the services for a special Prayer Walk that will honour both our heavenly and earthly Fathers. We will have a pancake breakfast after that the kids will serve to their dads (or father-figures).

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