Christmas worship services are full of first-time guests and those who might tentatively stay awhile. There may not be a lot of time at these services to get to know someone new, but there is ample opportunity to set the stage for further conversations
Does your church offer a Christmas pageant? Whether you worship in a large or small community; lots of kids or just a few – there is an option out there for you. Not all Christmas pageants need to be full-scale productions. In fact, there are many ways to dramatize the Nativity story with a handful of costumes/props and willing set of actors.
A new book inspires children to see Christ reflected in their own faces. Conversation prompts and art activity help us see Jesus around the world.
Baking cookies offers an important component to bake sales, caroling, and gifts: cooperation, concentration…and sugar! Making cookies from scratch is not much more complicated than ripping open a box or slicing cookies from a tube. However, it is infinitely more satisfying, and teaches young people important kitchen skills.