Hello Creative Friends,
Sharing an idea today to hold an Accessory Swap for a women’s ministry meeting.  We all have accessories we collect, were given as gifts, bought and thought we’d like and never wear.  I have lots of things like that myself.  Why not choose one to wrap up and bring to an Accessory Swap so someone else can take it off your hands?  They might really love it more than you do and might even actually use it.

Tell the ladies in your women’s group to bring in one wrapped gift of one of their scarves, hats, jewelry, purses, gloves, belts, or any ladies accessory they can think of.   You should tell them all to make sure their items are in good condition.  If it’s junk–throw it out.  Don’t bring it to the Swap:)

Plan out a fun time of sharing and you’ll all be in for a good time. Exchange the gifts by assigning them numbers or exchange in anyway you wish.

Helps for this event:

Fashion Devotional Starters
What Not to Wear Devotional
What’s in Your Purse? Devotional
A Purse for All Seasons  Study Sheet
Thumbs Up! Devotional
An Earring in a Pig’s Snout Devotional
Fashion Theme Event Ideas Women’s Ministry Theme
In The Bag (Purse) Theme Event Ideas Women’s Ministry Theme

If you have more ideas to share for this theme, just leave a comment on this post.  (FYI – your comments don’t automatically post-they are previewed first).

Have a creative day!



21 Responses to Accessory Swap Ladies Meeting Idea

  • Joan Black says:

    This is one of the best websites I’ve found for ideas for a women’s group! We are planning a one night retreat for our Christian Women’s group the very last Friday in November, as the Christmas season begins, and it’s difficult to find material for such a short event. I LOVE your ideaas. I am an avid scrapbooker, and always try to include something that the ladies can make to take home as a reminder of the spiritual bond that we have and the good times we share. Thank you very much for sharing your talents with us!

  • wanda says:

    our ladies mininsty has been together about 4 years we have never done a retreat. could you tell me what the retreat is all about and what are some things that you do at a retreat. thank you so much wanda

    • Julia
      Julia says:

      Hi Wanda, Usually a woman’s retreat is just a ladies get together that’s a little more detailed than a regular one. You can plan them to be an all day event or even last a few days with various sessions and workshops. Sometimes infusing skits, ice-breakers, etc. You can have one special speaker for main sessions or various speakers. You can have it just for your own church ladies or even invite the ladies of other nearby churches. I know our church has even went to a camp and roughed it for a two day retreat before. For retreats, most churches charge a fee for attendance so that they are able to serve a meal or snacks, and be able to handle any expenses. There’s a sample agenda on the website. http://www.juliabettencourt.com/download/eventschedules.pdf
      Hope this helps.

  • Judy Hotton says:

    I have used “Chocolate & Friends” theme for a Fun & Fellowship with ladies from all other churches in the community. It was a real sucess with 95 in attendance & most left asking when our next one would be held.
    I am planning a Christmas fellowship “Gingerbread Girlfriend Night Out ” . I will keep you posted as to how it goes. This will be the test…maybe it was the chocolate!!!
    Thanks for your great site, I spend hours on it.
    God Bless

  • Dianna Zometsky says:

    As I prayed to God and asked him for help for starting a ladies prayer meeting, this website popped up. God will certainly bless you for donating the hours of time effort and money to organize this wonderful website. I will be a frequent user and you will be in my prayers. Thank you soooo much.

  • Nancy says:

    Thank you Ms. Bettencourt for the generous sharing of your ideas and the time it takes you to do this blog so that other women can serve the ladies in their own churches.

  • This is such an awesome website for our taking. I have used it numerous times for our Women of El Shaddai ministry. I plan to use the What is in your Purse theme in August. May God richly bless you for sharing your heart with many women!!!

  • Judy Mills says:

    I can’t tell you how much your website ministry has blessed our Women’s Ministry! I couldn’t imagine not having the resources from your website to make our meetings so much more enjoyable, fun. and most of all your devotions speak to our hearts! God always knows which one we need at the time. Thank you for allowing us to be part of your ministry!

  • R.A. Charles says:

    This website is such a blessing. I am just about starting up a women’s ministry in a rural area where my husband was sent to pastor. I was feeling pretty lost but this website lends a lot of creative ideas which is great as I don’t like anything typical or boring. This website is neither. God bless your talent and creativity and thank you for blessing others with it.

  • Faith Oakes says:

    I have used ideas from your website several times in our ladies mininstry. It has blessed our meetings tremendously. We would like to thank you for your dedication to this website. Thank you again and may God richly bless you for all the work you put into it.

  • Fran says:

    You website is awesome. We are having our first senior women’s monthly get-together next week. I needed ideas & you have given me some great information . Thank you so much.

  • Carla says:

    This weBsite is a godsend! I have jUst started a woMen’s grouP for our church!
    You have been sUch a blessing, thanks for allowing god to use you to bless others!
    God bless?

  • Bertha moher says:

    Thank you,, Julia for your ministry to help others. We just had our annual retreat, & planning a brainstorm meeting next few weeks. Have already shared your website to the church director for her review. I am excited to get their approval to use your themes for either more regular women events and/or our next retreat. Thank you for your devoted commitment to honor God through your work providing this for all. We will honor your policies gladly. God bless you and yours.

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