A True Christmas

Christmas without all the hoopla…

Tuesday, Dec 1, 2015

The Week of Hope

What is Advent?  Advent Candles

small plant sprouting in cupped hanfs

images adv pages candlesLight the candle of Hope, the purple candle.

image advent ages scriptureThe people who walk in darkness have seen a great light…For a child is born to us, a son is given to us. And the government will be on His shoulders. These will be his royal titles: Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, and the Prince of Peace.”    Isaiah 9:2 & 6

image girl prayingLord, as we buy gifts this year please let our motives be pure. Let us give gifts not to show our generosity to others but out of true gratitude for what you have given us. In Jesus’ name we pray, Amen.

Have image adv pages activitythe kids and parents write
one paragraph each for the annual Christmas letter. Include not only what you did but share what you learned and how you felt about the events and changes that happened throughout the year. (Supplies needed: Stationary paper, pencil, pen or colorful                                           markers, envelopes, address book)

image advent pages craftsSpruced up garland When stringing popcorn for garland, add a few cranberries in between, alternating with popcorn. Try to find small cranberries so they are not too heavy, or use small red beads from the bead store.

image advent pages insp“Not what we say about our blessings, but how we use them, is the true measure of our thanksgiving.”  ~W.T. Purkiser

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