Godparents’ Sunday could form an important annual event as part of the year-round ministry to families. But it doesn’t have to stop there. Keeping in touch continually throughout the year needn’t be time consuming and there are resources and ideas to help with this too.
Godparents’ Sunday could form an important annual event as part of the year-round ministry to families.
In response to this love and nurture, families, children, parents and godparents are encountering the love of God and becoming active disciples of Jesus.
We have loads of stories of how churches and congregations are embracing the opportunity to love and nurture those who come to the church at life’s special moments.
If you couldn’t take part in Godparents’ Sunday this year, or you want to do something different next year, these pages will always be online for you to refer to and help you plan. We have lots of resources to offer, and we hope you find them useful. If you think of something that could be added, then please do get in touch and tell us.
Powerpoint Slides to help you plan ahead
You might like to use these attractive slides in a PCC or other meeting to plan and discuss Godparents’ Sunday with others in your leadership team.
For the day, and all the days to come
Meanwhile, consider how you might keep in touch with families after Godparents’ Sunday. These are some ideas for the next opportunities to invite them back to church.
- Summer will be just around the corner after Godparents’ Sunday. If you’re having a Summer Fete, invite families back for that – perhaps even mention it at the Godparents’ Sunday service, or have a flyer ready to give out at the end of the service.
- Explore more opportunities for inviting families back over the Summer.
- If there’s another family-orientated service planned in the next month or so, consider sending an invitation to families with recently baptized children. You can do that at no cost through your social media channels, or go for big impact with a personal, printed invitation card sent in the post. There’s a generic invitation card you could use for this on the Church Print Hub.