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Monday, Dec 21

The Week of Love

images adv pages candlesLight two purple candles: the candle of Hope, and the candle of Preparation. Light the candle of Joy, the pink candle. Light the candle of Love, a purple candle.

image advent ages scriptureTherefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience.  Bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances you may have against one another.  Forgive as the Lord forgave you.  And overall these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.    Colossians 3:12-14  

image adv pages activityTree Lights Wall Decor Take white tree lights and attach to a bare wall with adhesive hooks in a tree shape. Use one hook at the top and four at the bottom, to shape an upside-down triangle. Hang white stars or light-weight ornaments from the tree shape.

image advent pages craftsFellowship  Airplane 1. Thread rubber band through mints, with words facing out. 2. Thread chewing gum through rubber band ends.3. Insert roll candies between gum and mints. This should create an airplane with the gum as the wings, the Smarties as the body, and mints for wheels.

(Supplies: bonding-1 size 16 rubber band, WING-1 stick flat chewing gum, FUSELAGE-1 roll candies (Smartees), TIRES-2 circular mints)

The Lifesavers tell us that the good news is lifesaving.

The gum-represents prayer, which holds the church together.

The Smarties tell us that we’re smart to follow the word of God.

The rubber band reminds us that it is Jesus who holds it all together.

image girl prayingThe Bible tells us that you said “I am the light of the world.” Let our thoughts and actions reflect the peace and love of Jesus this day. Bring His light into our home today and every day. Amen.

image advent pages insp“Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace, and gratitude.”  Denis Waitley, 21st century American psychologist

Click here for a printable Advent Fun Page December 21

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