Summer is flying by; at least for me it is! My son is getting married next week (I shudder when I realize that it’s just 10 days away!) We’ll have family in town…some will be staying with us. It’s bound to be a little crazy. And even though it’s a great occasion, it’s also a little stressful!  What I really need is a quiet minute to collect my thoughts. I wonder if any of you can relate? There may be plenty of women–even those in our ministry teams and women’s group– who feel the same way.

As I was thinking of what sounded refreshing to me personally, I think I stumbled on the perfect solution: A S’more’s party! All you need is a fire pit, some lawn chairs, a pot of coffee, and the “fixin’s.” This is the perfect way to slow down, reconnect with your team, and start dreaming about the upcoming year. I can hardly wait! If you need me, I’ll be the one by the fire with the melted chocolate on my face…
Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Graham Crackers (regular, chocolate, or cinnamon)
  • Marshmallows (the chocolate swirl ones are a fun twist!)
  • Chocolate Bars (Hershey’s are traditional, but try York Peppermint Patties, Reeses’ Peanut Butter cups, Nutella, or chocolate frosting too!)
  • Or if you want to go crazy, serve with white chocolate and some strawberries, bananas or other fruit of your choice!
  • Sticks/Kabobs
  • Paper plates and napkins


Sue Brage has been part of women’s team since 2010. She’s loves helping women’s ministry leaders consider new ideas to motivate and appreciate volunteers, get creative in their ministries and have fun! She has served the local church for more than 30 years.