Mother’s Day is the third most attended church day in the U.S., just behind Christmas and Easter. Naturally, moms want to spend the morning going to church with their kids and this is the church’s chance to show moms how much they love them. One of the best ways to do that is to create a visually-appealing Mother’s Day service with professional graphics and videos. Visuals and media are an important way to reach people for Christ and Mother’s Day is an opportune time to do this. To have the most impact, you should have your media buttoned up and everything branded cohesively for the big event.
With that being said Mother’s Day is a huge opportunity to let the moms of your congregation know that they are loved and appreciated. This year, make your Mother’s Day service shine with your ultimate Mother’s Day resource list for church and Sunday School. From the adult service to your kids ministry, these ideas are guaranteed to bless the hearts of every mom that sets foot on your church campus.
Mother’s Day Inspiring Videos
Top 10 Mother’s Day Quotes
This collection of quotes are a powerful reminder of why moms matter! Find your favorite and read them before service, include them in your church bulletin or hand them out on printed cards to mothers as they drop their kids off for Sunday School.
- “When your mother asks, ‘Do you want a piece of advice?’ It is a mere formality. It doesn’t matter if you answer yes or no. You’re going to get it anyway.” – Erma Bombeck
- “Motherhood: All love begins and ends there.” – Robert Browning
- “When you are a mother, you are never really alone in your thoughts. A mother always has to think twice, once for herself and once for her child.” – Sophia Loren
- “All that I am or ever hope to be, I owe to my angel mother.” – Abraham Lincoln
- “A mother understands what a child does not say.” – Jewish Proverb
- “I realized when you look at your mother, you are looking at the purest love you will ever know.” – Mitch Albom
- “Mother love is the fuel that enables a normal human being to do the impossible.” – Marion C. Garretty
- “A mother is a person who seeing there are only four pieces of pie for five people, promptly announces she never did care for pie.” – Tenneva Jordan
- “Mothers hold their children’s hands for a short while, but their hearts forever.” – Unknown
- “A mother’s love endures through all.” – Washington Irving
Top 10 Mother’s Day Bible Verses
At the heart of every Mother’s Day service should be the truth of Scripture. Consider sharing some of these verses during your weekend church service, or pick one for your children’s Sunday School memory verse.
- Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. I give thanks to my God upon every remembrance of you. – Philippians 1:2-3
- Teach your children to choose the right path, and when they are older, they will remain upon it. – Proverbs 22:6
- Love is patient; love is kind. Love is not jealous; is not proud; is not conceited; does not act foolishly; is not selfish; is not easily provoked to anger; keeps no record of wrongs; takes no pleasure in unrighteousness, but rejoices in the truth; love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, and endures all things. – I Corinthians 13:4-7.
- A kindhearted woman gains respect. – Proverbs 11:16
- Finally brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of a good report – if there is any virtue and if there is any praise- think on these things. – Philippians 4:8
- Children, obey your parents in the Lord, because this is right. Honor your father and mother which is the first commandment with a promise – that it may go well with you and that you may have a long life. – Ephesians 6:1-3
- Find a wife and you find a good thing, it shows the Lord is good to you. – Proverbs 18:22
- You made all of the delicate, inner parts of my body and knit me together in my mother’s womb. – Psalm 139: 13
- You should be known for the beauty that comes from within, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is so precious to God. – 1 Peter 3:4
- Children are a gift from the Lord; they are a reward from him. – Psalm 127:3
Top 10 Mother’s Day Special Events For Church
Mother’s Day is the perfect opportunity to incorporate some fun family-driven elements into your worship services. Take a look at these Mother’s Day special events and see how many you can bring into your weekend service.
- Sunday School Room Service: If your church is like most, moms are the backbone of your Sunday School volunteer team. Take the opportunity of Mother’s Day to make them feel special with some in-classroom service. During Sunday School, have the men of your church bring in a lunch for your serving moms. And then, after service, have them give your moms a dessert with a nice note of encouragement attached.
- Mother’s Day Brunch: Have the men of your church organize a Mother’s Day Brunch for families to attend after service. To take this event up a notch have men share poems, serenade, and read scripture during the event.
- Chocolate Greetings: As women make their way into service, have the greeters hand out chocolates from a silver platter. Who doesn’t like to start the day with a mouthwatering piece of chocolate goodness?
- Thank You Flowers: Your greeters have handed out chocolates on the way in, now have them hand out flowers on the way out. This way, your moms will feel blessed on the way in and on the way out.
- Mother’s Day Cards in the Men’s Bathroom: Yes, we know this one may cause your eyes to roll. But if the men of your church took advantage of this opportunity, then your church will have a great opportunity to bless moms with an unexpected surprise.
- Mother’s Day Worship Parade: This will take a little planning, but it will be worth it. The week before Mother’s Day, have your Kids Ministry create signs that say “I love my mom!” “Thank You Mom!” and “God Bless My Mom!” Then, during your Mother’s Day worship, have the kids parade these signs through the congregation. You can end this parade by having your children sing a special song.
- Giant Mother’s Day Foyer Card: Take a giant piece of poster board and fold it in half. On the front, write “Happy Mother’s Day” in huge letters. During your worship service, send this card to every Sunday School classroom. Have your children write notes and draw pictures inside. Display this card in the foyer for all moms to see as they leave service.
- Kids Video Quotes: In the weeks leading up to Mother’s Day, interview your children off camera. Ask them questions like “Why is your mom so special?” or “What do you love most about your mom?” Once you’ve got all your footage recorded, edit it together for a special Mother’s Day video that’s certain to get tears of laughter and joy.
- Mother’s Day Photo Booth: In your church’s foyer or courtyard, set up a family photo booth filled with silly props where families can take a photo together. After service, have these photos printed and available for pickup. What mom doesn’t like a new family picture?
- Mother’s Day Testimonials: Start your worship service by having fathers and children sharing some of the ways that their moms have impacted their life.
Top 10 Mother’s Day Crafts For Sunday School
There’s nothing moms love quite as much as a handmade trinket from their children. Check out this list of Mother’s Day crafts to find the perfect activity for your upcoming Mother’s Day Sunday School service.
- Cookies From the Heart: Pass out heart-shaped sugar cookies for each student to decorate. Have plenty of frosting and topping options for the students to choose from. When mom arrives to pick them up from service, she’ll get a sweet heart-shaped surprise.
- Give Mom a Hand: Have children outline their hand on a piece of construction paper. Have them decorate the paper and write down something that they love about their mom on the bottom. During class, they can share their paper with the class and then give the paper to mom after service.
- Connect the Dots: Have children draw a picture of their mom on a sheet of construction paper. Around that picture, have them make 5 to 10 dots with finger paint. Beneath each dot have them write something the love about their mom. Afterwards, have the students draw a line from each dot to their mom’s picture.
- Mother’s Day Bookmark: Have students cut out a bookmark (2.5″ x 11″) from card stock. Then, provide different colors of ribbon that they can glue to the cardstock. This beautiful craft will remind moms of their children’s love every time they open scripture.
- Coupon Book: Divide 8.5″ x 11″ sheets of paper into 6 rectangles. Have students write a Mother’s Day coupon on each page. These can include things like “wash the dishes,” “15 minute back rub” or “vacuum the living room.” After students have filled out their six cards, staple them together into a Mother’s Day coupon book.
- Mini Potted Flowers: Give each child a mini clay pot to decorate. After they have decorated their pot, have them fill it with soil and plant some seeds inside. Consider including 2 Peter 3:18 to a card attached to the pot.
- Mother’s Day Magnet: Take pictures of students and then laminate them. Use hot glue to attach the laminated photo to a clothespin. Then hot glue a magnet to the bottom of the clothespin. Have kids insert a special note or bible verse inside the clothespin.
- Handprint Bouquets: Have children dip their hand in green paint and then place a green handprint on a piece of construction paper. At the tip of each finger print, have them glue bunched up tissue paper. When complete, they will have a bouquet of 5 flowers on their construction paper.
- Window Heart: Have students fold a sheet of cardstock in half and then cut out a half teardrop on the crease. This will form a heart-shaped cutout when the card stock is opened up. On the back of the paper, have students glue different sheets of tissue paper across the heart cut out. Then punch a hole in the top of the cardstock. Have the children tell their mom to hand this in front of a window where the sunlight will illuminate the heart.
- Mother’s Day Letter: Have students write a special note to their mom on a sheet of lined paper. Encourage students to draw pictures or decorate their letter with markers, stickers or glitter. Once they are finished, have students place their letter in an envelope. Give each student a heart-shaped sticker to seal their envelope shut.
Mother’s Day Sunday School Lesson
In the story of Baby Moses (Exodus 2:1-10), we find an incredible account of a mother’s faithful love and a sister’s steadfast obedience. This incredible story is filled with action and adventure as we watch Moses’s mother demonstrate incredible faith to save the life of her son. Meanwhile, Moses’s sister (Miriam) watches over her baby brother to make sure that Mom’s sacrifice was not in vain. This Sunday School lesson for kids is packed full of fantastic Mother’s Day content, including a stunning kids Bible video, volunteer-friendly curriculum, teaching slideshow and tons of fun activity printouts!