Sunday, December 11, 2011

A Christ-centered Christmas Round Up

 As part of the Christ-centered Christmas tradition we started, we are learning about each of the pieces of the Nativity. We started with Mary last week.

We talked about how special Mary was to be the mother of Baby Jesus. We read Thomas Kinkade's book, Away in a Manger, and thought about what she possibly pondered in her heart on the day that Christ was born.

and we sang "Silent Night" and decorated heart-shaped brownies.

The little one in our family was really excited about the red sprinkles... can you tell? ;)

These goofballs had a lot of fun together eating their very sugary creations!

This next week we will be learning about Joseph.

"Joseph represents the secret desires of our hearts. He reminds us of the secret acts of Christmas kindness given with sacrifice and love to the broken, weary, the lost, or the lonely." (A Christ-Centered Christmas by Emily Freeman)

The tradition for next week is to serve.

I loved these fun ideas...

Sharing Sweet notes of encouragement and kindness

Creating a 12 Days of Service Christmas Tree and doing one each day

Performing Random Acts of Christmas Kindness

I'd love to hear about any ways that your family serves others at Christmas each year. 

Do you have a special service tradition?

If not, this might be the year to start one.

Happy Sunday! PS- There are some beautiful Bible videos that share about the life of Christ here. We are loving them!

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