Dec. 17 Listen to the Bible Story

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We love to tell the story… Growing up one of my favorite parts of Christmas decorating was setting up our nativity scenes around the house. I always scrutinized the set up, where the camels should … Read More

Dec. 18 Crafts

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Fan Christmas Tree Materials needed: Green, yellow blue construction paper Stapler Glue stick Stickers/tree decorations Brown crayon Instructions: Fold the green construction paper into a fan (from 9 inch side) Staple one end of the … Read More

Dec. 19 Advent Family Devotions

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4nd Week of Advent – LOVE   (December 20)   Materials needed: handheld mirror, flashlight We have learned that Advent is the season when we get our hearts ready to welcome the Baby Jesus into our … Read More

Dec. 20 Stories from Near and Far

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Stories for the family…by the Rev. Nasel Ephraim  Week 4:  LOVE     (December 20) LivingOutValuedExperiences He sent his Son; He gave His Son so that we could be.  If that isn’t the ultimate example of love … Read More

Dec. 21 Customs & Traditions: Candle and Christingle

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The Moravian Christmas Candle The origin of the Moravian Christmas Candle began as an object lesson for children.  At a children’s Christmas Eve service in 1747 in Marienborn, Germany, Br. Johannes von Watteville conducted a … Read More

Dec. 22 Songs and Activities

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Sing to the tune of “Jingle Bells” Christmas bells,Christmas bells,ring, ring, ring today.Ring out newsthat Christmas meansit’s Jesus Christ’s birthday – ay! Celebrate,celebrate,have a party too.For Jesus Christwas born Christmasto give life to me and … Read More

Tableau Christmas Pageant

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Tableau Christmas Pageantby Evie Blum and New Philadelphia Moravian, Winston-Salem, NC Note: You are free to adapt this as needed for your congregation and to use the template link below to insert your slides.  Template … Read More