Mothers Day

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  1. Salty

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    In the good ole days a church would honor the oldest mother, the youngest mother, the mom with the most kids, ect.

    What will you be doing or not doing this Mothers Day.
     
  2. Tom Bryant

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    We quit doing the youngest mother present when the 15 yo girl was the youngest. Although we liked the fact that she didn't abort, we didn't want to make a big deal about her wrong.

    We do honor the oldest mother. But we chose to honor all women on that day because there were some of our ladies who could not conceive. We give a flower to every woman. We generally don't preach a message aimed at women choosing to just continue whatever series we are in.
     
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    We've never done oldest/youngest mother - I can see how that could cause issues.

    However, we do the same thing for Mother's Day and Father's Day and that is to have all of the mothers come to the front of the church, receive a gift and stand up front to be prayed for by the rest of the congregation. We always do it this way:

    First expectant mothers whether it's their first or not. This traditionally has been a fun way to announce a pregnancy. We announced our 6th pregnancy (fourth child) this way and the applause was astounding since everyone knew we struggled with infertility for years.

    The next is all mothers who are not grandmothers.

    Then grandmothers.

    Then great-grandmothers.

    And we've at times had to go to great-great grandmothers.

    It's a blessed time.
     
  4. North Carolina Tentmaker

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    We have done oldest mother/youngest mother but don't now.

    "Newest" mother and mother of the most children seems to work a lot better.

    I have seen mother with the most children, grandchildren, great- present done.
     
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    We will give every lady - whether a physical mother or not - a small token (last year we gave a plant).

    Now if a gift went to the most beautiful mother/grandmother, my wife would win annually and that would not be fair to the nice-but-plain other ladies in the church.

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  6. preachinjesus

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    the church I grew up in did all the bells and whistles...oldest mother, most kids, most recent...not sure if they do all of them still

    The church where I get to serve offer a gift to all mothers who desire it. Just makes everyone feel welcome in our context. :)
     
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    Hi annsni

    You said.......
    This sounds nice.

    We might try it.
     
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    Nice picture Dr. Bob, and a beautiful lady besides! You are one blessed man!
     
  9. Alcott

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    In the church I grew up in, we did something I have to consdier weird now, but at the time I suppose I didn't think much about it. This was for the 'kids' (and I'm not sure just what age groups were involved) to write the name of any mother in the church besides their own who they wish was their mother, and the winner would be recognized in the service.

    Otherwise, we did the things already mentioned. In the service that day identify the oldest mother and the youngest, and ask every mother present to stand-- but we didn't applaud or anything, as that was unkosher.

    To be honest, even though I have been in my present church for 14 years, I can't even recall anything 'special' we do for Mothers' Day.
     
  10. abcgrad94

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    Our church honors ALL of the mothers with a small token of appreciation. Last year it was a potted flower.
     

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