Sunday, March 01, 2009

Getting Comfy: Ice Breakers #11 - Pots of Love

In honor of the start of Spring, the season of renewal, here is a wonderful Ice Breaker for your small group.

Allow each lady an opportunity to tell the others in the group what they can do to make her feel loved and encouraged. The hope is that the women will do just that, encourage one another. The suggestion this week is to make "Pots of Love." At the end of the meeting, each lady will have a decorated pot with ideas on how best to love their neighbor.

Have each of your women bring a medium-sized clay pot with them to the meeting. You should have some extras on hand for visitors. On each table, have paints, water, paper towels, and anything else they will need to personalize the pots. Also have on the table scissors and pens and paper. Prepare the paper ahead of time with the outlines of various flowers on them. Each lady will need to have one flower per woman at her table. If your group is small enough, they can do one flower per woman at the meeting. On each flower, have the women write the way(s) that they receive encouragement. Some ladies need verbal praise, others like gifts, still others respond to acts of service. While they’re doing the craft, teach the parable of the Good Samaritan in Luke 10:25-37.

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