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What is Your Church Doing For Community Mothers on Mother's Day Weekend
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Moms everywhere need to be reminded, or told for the first time, in practical ways, that God loves them, that He sees them, and cares for them. God does that through us, His followers, and through His church.

 

Mother's Day Weekend (May 8-10, 2015) is a special time, in which people across the North American Division territory (United States, Canada, Bermuda, Guam and Micronesia) celebrate and honor mothers. It is a time that our church must use to show the Love of God and the Compassion of Jesus to the women who continually do so much to bless humanity. Don't let this weekend go by without doing something big for the mothers in the church, as well as for the mothers in the community outside the four walls of the church. Be creative showing them the Love of God and the Compassion of Jesus. This is Evangelism.

 

As you prepare to minister to mothers during Mother’s Day, please keep in mind “The Wide Spectrum of Mothering”.


The Wide Spectrum of Mothering - By Amy Young (http://messymiddle.com)

To those who gave birth this year to their first child—we celebrate with you

To those who lost a child this year – we mourn with you

To those who are in the trenches with little ones every day and wear the badge of food stains – we appreciate you

To those who experienced loss through miscarriage, failed adoptions, or running away—we mourn with you

To those who walk the hard path of infertility, fraught with pokes, prods, tears, and disappointment – we walk with you. Forgive us when we say foolish things. We don’t mean to make this harder than it is.

To those who are foster moms, mentor moms, and spiritual moms – we need you

To those who have warm and close relationships with your children – we celebrate with you

To those who have disappointment, heart ache, and distance with your children – we sit with you

To those who lost their mothers this year – we grieve with you

To those who experienced abuse at the hands of your own mother – we acknowledge your experience

To those who lived through driving tests, medical tests, and the overall testing of motherhood – we are better for having you in our midst

To those who have aborted children – we remember them and you on this day

To those who are single and long to be married and mothering your own children – we mourn that life has not turned out the way you longed for it to be

To those who step-parent – we walk with you on these complex paths

To those who envisioned lavishing love on grandchildren -yet that dream is not to be, we grieve with you

To those who will have emptier nests in the upcoming year – we grieve and rejoice with you

To those who placed children up for adoption — we commend you for your selflessness and remember how you hold that child in your heart

And to those who are pregnant with new life, both expected and surprising –we anticipate with you

This Mother’s Day, we walk with you. Mothering is not for the faint of heart and we have real warriors in our midst. We remember you.