Available here: free holiday programs, readers' theaters, prayers, songs, litanies and articles from out-of-print Mennonite Women resources. (You will need Adobe Acrobat for those in PDF form.) Although they can be used by smaller groups, the programs are designed for groups of 25 or more women: a chance to invite women from your broader church fellowship, family members, or friends from the community.
All the programs on this page use hymns from Hymnal: A Worship Book (HWB), published in 1992 by Brethren Press, Faith & Life Press, and Herald Press.
"Blessed are the Peacemakers" - a peace program for women’s groups.
Choose the Joy of Christmas by Jill Kaufman
God's Extravagant Love by Barbara Nelson
Waiting for Living Bread by Donna Mast
International Christmas bread recipes to accompany "Waiting for Living Bread" program
The Gift of Light by Marilyn Houser Hamm
(Here are additional ideas for Christmas from Women Together, volume 1.)
Waiting: Keeping Vigil with the Women Who Followed Jesus by Wendy Miller
Experiencing the Tomb, Experiencing the Resurrection by Wanda Roth Amstutz
I Am With You Always by Pauline Bauman
Forever Changed by Jennifer Davis Sensenig
(Here are additional ideas for Easter from Women Together, volume 1.)
(One way to make all women feel included and welcome at your spring gathering is to celebrate Women's Day in lieu of Mother's Day.)
Lessons from Lydia by Susan Jantzen
Created in God's Image (a litany) by Irene Klassen
Called to Minister by Rachel Miller Jacobs
Resources for the installation of new group leaders
Called to Lead (a litany) by Susan E. Janzen
Take this Gift (a program) by Dodie Lepp
Servant Leadership: Putting on the Apron (a program) by Elizabeth Claassen
Even more programs by Cynthia Lapp (Christmas), Ann Weber Becker (Christmas), Elizabeth Raid (Easter), Lynette Wiebe (Easter), plus two leaders' installation litanies and a readers' theater piece, "Called to Serve," are found in Women Together 2.
Here's how to order Women Together 2:
U.S. residents: Send checks for $8 U.S. (payable to Mennonite Women USA) to the MW USA office.
Canadian residents: Order directly from the Canadian Mennonite Resource Centre; you will be billed $10 Cdn. plus postage and GST. E-mail your order or call toll free: (866) 888-6785.