It Is No Secret- Revealing Secret Sisters


It Is No Secret –  Revealing Secret Sisters

Here is a unique way for revealing secret sisters.  At this point it need to be tweaked a little bit, but perhaps you could add some of your suggestions in the comment box.  Otherwise I will try my best to explain what we did for on this day it will be no secret who the secret sister is of each lady.

Fun Fun Fun

  We decided to have some fun with this and planned our meeting around the “Secret” Theme.  It turned out quite well and we had a great time!  My daughter was the “master mind” behind the “it is no secret” game and although it was a little long, it was still great fun!   Below is he gist of the plan:

  • Ladies involved in secret sisters brought a small gift to present to their secret sister after revealing
  • Tables were set with envelopes which included clues for finding out which secret sister belonged to who.

Secret Sister Reveal Game - It Is No Secret - Scavenger Hunt

  • As soon as announcements were made and everyone was welcomed, we began our game since it was going to make up most of the meeting.
  • The Game was a Secret Sister Scavenger Hunt.
    • Clues were placed into small envelopes and the envelopes were hid around the room.
    • On the “go” signal the ladies got up and began collecting the envelopes for their table.  The envelopes were marked in such a way that they knew which ones to collect for their table.
    • They were to match those clues with the information about the secret sisters which was inside the larger envelope that had been placed on their table.  The first table to get the most correct within the allotted time was the winner and each one at that table won a Chick-Fil-A gift card.
  • Below the ladies work vigorously at their clues!  Some were bewildered, others figured it out quickly.  Like I said, the game needs to be tweaked a little and we hope to do a little better version next year.  But over all it was a fun time and everyone enjoyed it!

 

Thoughts and Scriptures on the word SECRET

For Devotions the Lord laid on my heart some thoughts regarding the word Secret.  The thoughts are shared below:

Mrs. Bettie also sang It Is No Secret

The chimes of time ring out the news
Another day is through
Someone slipped and fell
Was that someone you?
You may have longed for added strength
Your courage to renew
Do not be disheartened
For I have news for you

It is no secret what God can do
What He’s done for others, He’ll do for you
With arms wide open, He’ll pardon you
It is no secret what God can do

There is no night for in His light
You never walk alone
Always feel at home
Wherever you may go
There is no power can conquer you
While God is on your side
Take Him at His promise
Don’t run away and hide

It is no secret what God can do
What He’s done for others, He’ll do for you
With arms wide open, He’ll pardon you
It is no secret what God can do

~Stuart Hamblin

I was able to catch part of the song on video.


Before enjoying our lunch we concluded the meeting by singing In the Secret of His Presence , for that is the best secret place to be!

In the secret of His presence
How my soul delights to hide!
Oh, how precious are the lessons
Which I learn at Jesus’ side!
Earthly cares can never vex me,
Neither trials lay me low;
For when Satan comes to tempt me,
To the secret place I go.

When my soul is faint and thirsty,
’Neath the shadow of His wing
There is cool and pleasant shelter,
And a fresh and crystal spring;
And my Savior rests beside me,
As we hold communion sweet;
If I tried, I could not utter
What He says when thus we meet.

Only this I know: I tell Him
All my doubts and griefs and fears;
Oh, how patiently He listens!
And my drooping soul He cheers;
Do you think He ne’er reproves me?
What a false friend He would be,
If He never, never told me
Of the sins which He must see.

Would you like to know that sweetness
Of the secret of the Lord?
Go and hide beneath His shadow;
This shall then be your reward;
And whene’er you leave the silence
Of that happy meeting-place,
By the Spirit bear the image
Of the Master in your face.
(Repeat the last line of each stanza)
~ Ellen Goreh

Of course, you can’t have a good ladies meeting without food!

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Below: Me with my daughter – she was my right hand helper for this meeting and the brains behind our game. Such a blessing to me!

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Jane Murphy - September 24, 2015

Hi, I LOVE these ideas for Secret Sister Reveal. Can you explain how the game worked exactly – what kind of clues you used, etc.?

THANKS so much, Jane Murphy

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    Ellen - September 24, 2015

    Hi Jane,
    Thanks so much for coming by. The question above was very similar and I had already replied to it. You can read that reply and hopefully it will help a little. If the master mind is able to recover her files one day, then I really hope to do a part two on this post and be more specific. Until then, I am open for other suggestions that might add to this.

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      Jane Murphy - September 25, 2015

      Sorry…didn’t see previous comments! Thanks for responding!!

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cmosher - September 24, 2015

Could you provide more information on the game? I would love to do something like this for my ladies ministry secret pal reveal.

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    Ellen - September 24, 2015

    Thanks for coming by. Boy would I love to give you more information on this game. However, we have a slight problem and that is the master mind behind this game had a computer crash and that is where all the files were stored. Hence, that is why the game is generalized for now. From what I remember, we took the information for each secret sister that was on file and from that made up clues that were specific to that individual. Those clues had to be matched up to another set of clues which were found in the envelope. Once each team had all their clues matched up and a name attached to it (actually they had two names attached which included the names of the secret sisters), then the answers were checked to see who completed it correctly first. I know this is vague and probably just repetitious of the post, but I have been pleading with the master mind if she could please try to remember more specifics so hopefully down the road that will happen.

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      Clmosher - September 25, 2015

      Thank you for your prompt reply. I found your post on Pinterest. Tell your Master mind that the world is waiting.

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Justine - July 13, 2016

Hi, I read the entire post along with the comments and am still somewhat confused, though I love the concept. Would you mind sharing some more details? For example, how did you match clues that were located to what was in the envelope? How many clues did you provide for each Secret Sister?
Etc.

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    Ellen - July 13, 2016

    I hope to get some more answers soon – possibly do a part 2 to this post. Thanks for your patience everyone although I know it has been a long time. But it will come one day and everyone will be surprised. 🙂

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Dianne - October 30, 2018

Thank you to Ellen and daughter for this great post! We spring boarded off of your ‘Secret Sister Reveal’ and the devotional for our own church Secret Sister Reveal party this evening!! Thank you for taking time to share about it!! God Bless!! 🙂

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    Ellen - October 31, 2018

    So Awesome! I’m glad you were able to work with it. I only wish we had saved better files when we did it. Do you have somewhere that you can share pictures of your secret sister party? I would love to see it.

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