Fall Party Recruitment Bulletin Boards

Fall Party Recruitment Bulletin Boards

Every year, we host a Halloween Block party in the front yard of one of our church members.  We serve hot chocolate, play some lawn games, and hand out candy bags and invitations to church.  While I do try to talk to as many people as possible to recruit directly, I also find a highly visible bulletin board helps with the recruitment process.  Here's a few quick snapshots of our recruitment board from 2014: Big Picture One each leaf was a specific job and a place for volunteers to sign … [Read more...]

Halloween Block Party: Getting the Candy Ready!

Halloween Block Party: Getting the Candy Ready!

For the third year in a row, we're taking ministry to the streets during Halloween. We've tried a few different events for the fall season (check them out here) and the block party has come out a clear winner.   This year, we're moving the party to a new house that is closer to the church.  Of course, one of the key elements of a successful party is CANDY!   The week before the party, we spend a little time getting the candy bags ready for the party.  Care to follow along? Getting Started For … [Read more...]

Halloween Block Party

Halloween Block Party

Hey Friends!  Don't worry, I didn't forget about the last day in my 31 Days of Bible Crafts series.  I wanted to post about our annual Fall Block party, but I wanted to wait until I had some good pictures to show you.  Of course, I always forget to take pictures while it's still LIGHT out, but I've got a few to share. Now, I'm not going to give some kind of speech on what Christians should do about Halloween, because frankly, I have no idea.  I can't decide where I stand, but I figured that I … [Read more...]

Pumpkin and Pajama Party {Halloween Alternative}

Pumpkin and Pajama Party {Halloween Alternative}

Looking for some Fall Festival ideas? Struggling to come up with a Halloween Alternative? Need a fun night during this autumn season? How about a Pajama and Pumpkin Party? Photo Credit: All rights reserved by Smooth Sailing Nancy Kids (and adults) come dressed in their pajamas (super simple), and you have a bunch of pumpkin related activities.  Here’s some ideas to get you started: Pumpkin Pie Tasting Contest This is a great way to get the adults involved in the party.  Select 3 … [Read more...]

Grab a Pumpkin. Join the Team.

Grab a Pumpkin. Join the Team.

I've heard the bulletin is the worst place to look for volunteers.  Personally, I read the bulletin cover to cover every week, usually during offering, so I'm still a believer.  It's a great place to INTRODUCE the congregation to a serving opportunity, but it doesn't always provide them with an chance to make a commitment.  Usually by the time the last hymn is sung, the crayons are gathered, the Bibles are packed and the hellos are said, the average person has forgotten all about their intention … [Read more...]

Parenting Resource Round-up

Parenting Resource Round-up

Here's some links to check out! Trick or Tracker Where will your kids be this Halloween?  Now you can pinpoint their location with this app! Find a Role Model There's nothing like a parent who's a little further down the road to ease your worried mind! Getting Started with Family Faith Talks Movies, outings, and more!  Creative ways to bring God into everyday living. Texting and Risky Behavior Is there a connection? Check out this article and find out! Happy Halloween! Is there … [Read more...]