You can use the symbol of fall leaves as your church's evangelism theme for the next few months. Depending on your geographical location you will soon see stunning shades of red, orange and yellow highlighting trees. Use the 'turning over a new leaf' theme to share the love of Christ. Ask members to bring their prettiest leaf to decorate the altar on a particular Sunday. Send messages to 'move ins' saying "this fall, turn over a new leaf.... Or print "turn over a new leaf" on the front of t shirts or on postcards printed over an image of a leaf.

In late fall you may want to shift the theme to "our Savior Lutheran recycles fallen leaves" to symbolize our sin and our new life in Christ. Youth groups and men's ministries can use this theme to rake leaves for seniors or members in the hospital or offer one free leaf raking for new move ins to your community.