December 15, 2018
- Sunday Highlights in December: Celebrating the Birth of Jesus
- Faith Trek: Wednesday Program-Dec. theme: Compassion
- Highlights from Advent Workshop
- Christmas Kids Night Out! Friday December 14 (6-10pm)
- Christmas Eve Worship Details
Kindergarten Nativity Artists!
5th Graders doing a “Christmas Message” Obstacle Course
“Angels” in the Cooking lab!!
Readers Theater in Drama and Learning about Prayer in Spiritual Practices!
December in Graceland: Celebrating the Birth of Christ: Throughout the month of December we’ll experience the Christmas story in creative and innovative ways! We’ll make crescent roll angels in the cooking lab, run in obstacle nativity relay races, follow a map and figure out the mileage of Mary and Joseph on the road to Bethlehem, make crayon resist watercolors and so much more! Scripture verses this month include: Matthew 1:18-24; Luke 1:26-38, 46-47; Luke 2:1-7. Our memory verse is Isaiah 9:6. Look these up as a family and talk about them this month as we enter this holy time of year together!!
On Sunday Dec. 23 we’ll all celebrate Jesus’ upcoming birth with a Nativity movie on the big screen! Don’t miss any of the fun, faith filled weeks ahead! Sunday School for k-5th graders is in individual grade level classrooms at 9am and in one one room schoolhouse style group at 10:45am each week.
Each week Miss Autumn teaches songs that tie in with our monthly theme! This Sunday, Dec. 16th we’re singing in the sanctuary at 9am!
Faith Trek Wednesday Program 6:30-8:00pm Throughout the month of December we’ll be learning about the importance of Compassion! Each week we’ll learn an important bible story which will help us discover that the best way we can carry on God’s message in the world is by sharing compassion with others. All activities, songs and small group lessons will help kids of all ages to explore and learn more about what compassion looks like and how to share it in our daily lives. On Wednesday December 19th we’ll have a cookie and ice cream sundae party in all classrooms! Join in on the fun each week!
Throughout the month in FaithTrek we’ll be collecting hats, mittens, scarves and socks for others living in temporary shelters at Sharing and Caring Hands in Minneapolis. Please add to our compassion mitten tree sometime this month. it will be in the gym by your child’s classroom each Wednesday in December.
Christmas Kids Night Out: Tonight!! December 14, (6:00-10:00pm)
Join us for a pizza dinner, games in the gym, ornament making, and a Christmas movie on the big screen with a bag of popcorn and candy! Friends are welcome too! The cost is $15 per child; $30 max per family. Registration is required. Click here to register today.
Monday, December 24
Hospitality Parking: We will offer complimentary parking for the 1:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. Christmas Eve services. Drive up to the front portico of the church and parking attendants will be available to park your car.
BUILD YOUR OWN NATIVITY
10:00 a.m. in the Sanctuary
Calling all kings, shepherds, and sheep! Help us re-create the Nativity in this child-centered Christmas service. Bring your own costume, or wear one we provide!
CHRISTMAS IN WAKEFIELD CHAPEL
10:00 a.m., 4:00 p.m., Chapel
A traditional service with organist, soloist, a homily, and a Christmas
message from Rev. Dr. John F. Ross.
CANDLELIGHT FAMILY CHRISTMAS
1:00 p.m. (Parables friendly service), 3:00 p.m., 5:00 p.m., Sanctuary
This wonderful experience for all ages includes music by our contemporary music team, Tapestry, a special Children’s Choir, Youth Ensemble, and Celebrations Choir, your favorite Christmas carols, candlelighting, a special moment for children, and a Christmas message from Rev. Dr. John F. Ross. *Childcare available for ages Birth-PreK for these services