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6 Easy Ideas for Mother's Day Event & Programs at Church

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Show honor to moms in your church with these 6 simple ideas.


At my church, we celebrate Mother’s Day by hosting Muffins with Mom.  This is usually an hour before Sunday School begins.  We invite all mom’s and their children to celebrate her special day with muffins, juice, milk, and coffee.  We finish by taking a picture of Mom with her children and either make a bookmark or a small magnet to give her the following week.

Idea #1: Encourage everyone from volunteers to kids to dress up for Mother’s Day. Moms do love to see us in our Sunday best, don’t they? Make it extra fun by encouraging kids to wear hats too! Have a hat parade to show off the outfits.

Idea #2: Ask children to introduce their Moms to everyone in the room during take in and pick up. Handout special name tags that say, “#1 Mom” or “Best Mom.”

Idea #3: Invite a Mom to lead the worship service, (if one doesn’t already.) Invite a few ladies to attend the worship service to wave flags or help toss beach balls.

Idea #4: Have donuts and juice available for families to enjoy. It’s a nice way to recognize mothers and curb the hunger pains while they are waiting on that special brunch.

Idea #5: Resist the temptation to get too sappy. Kids are so tenderhearted, especially when it comes to mothers. Keep the service upbeat and happy. Tell a few “mom” jokes or funny mom stories before your lesson. (Also, be sensitive to special circumstances like the loss of a mother or grandmother. Acknowledge these losses but don’t linger on them. Do encourage kids to talk to you if they need you.)

Idea #6: Before the service, secretly give Moms questionnaires to fill out. During the Mother’s Day service, read some of the answers and let kids guess who the mothers were. It’s pretty funny when they get it wrong.

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4 thoughts on “6 Easy Ideas for Mother's Day Event & Programs at Church”

  1. WE ARE HAVING A MOTHERS’ DAY CELEBRATION. THE SAT. BEFORE MOTHER’S DAY.. WE NEED IDEAS FOR A SHORT SIMPLE PROGRAM.WE ARE A OLDER GROUP OF LADIES AND THERE ARE NOT MANY OF US TO PLAN THIS. HOPE YOU CAN HELP. GOD BLESS YOU, THANKS.

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  2. We have a program every year at our church for mother’s day Last year our teme was Time for Mom The Moms received watches and I decorated a table with a clock theme A few of our young people sung a special song While ushers escorted the Moms in Every Mom also received a flower. A few days before we made a program listing the characteristics of each Mom as they were escorted in, It was read by the emcee of the program Such as cheerful hospitable It was really a sweet program.

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  3. This year we decided that instead of spending money on gifts we would encourage each mother to bring an unwanted gift and we would set it out on a table and have a gift exchange.
    This being done in preparation for next year when we will ask each mother to think of a mother who does not enjoy being spoilt on Mother’s day and buying a gift for that person. The lesson being to learn the art of giving and enjoy the blessing that comes from giving instead of receiving. We have for decades in our church always bought gifts for the moms. We do however seek sponsorships and have a good relationship with a magazine printing company so we do give our mothers a magazine even if it is dated by a month

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  4. Thank you for the wonderful suggestions for Mother’s Day!!! I ave six children ages 3-8!! I plan to have the kids make bouquets with paint!! Also, use the scriptures in Bible for Moms…..Praise God for Ministry to Children!!

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