Truth in the Tinsel: Amazing Resource for Families

Truth in the Tinsel: Amazing Resource for Families

It's that time of year again.  I can hardly believe the amount of snow that is pouring down as I stare out the window.  Especially since not four days ago, we were walking outside without coats in 65 degree weather.  Oh boy. With the coming of the snow, of course, comes the many thoughts of Christmas.  All the things that need to be done and also the ever plaguing question: How can I keep Christmas centered on Christ? Back in 2011, I heard about an amazing resource by Amanda White called … [Read more...]

Angel Gabriel Visits Mary (Christmas in July!)

Angel Gabriel Visits Mary (Christmas in July!)

It's the most wonderful time of the year! Okay, I know it's not Christmas time yet, but our church did just celebrate a "Christmas in July" week to draw attention to the Operation Christmas Child campaign and I thought I'd share a Christmas post in honor of the occasion as well. Last Christmas, in Children's Church, we learned about the angel Gabriel's visit to Mary (Luke 2).  We were using Tru Sunday School for our Children's Church curriculum and loving it. In our Children's Church … [Read more...]

Christmas Crafts & Projects for the Family

Christmas Crafts & Projects for the Family

Are you looking for a few quick games and activities for the family to do during your Christmas get together this year?  I've rounded up a few crafts we've been doing this month along with some of my other favorites from other blogs and websites.  Hope you find something that fits your family! Paper Plate Angel This is a super simple project even the littlest hands can do.  Just cut one plate into fourths (each quarter is a wing) and then cut another plate into a pizza shape.  Cut a head … [Read more...]

Children’s Ministry Christmas Party!

Children’s Ministry Christmas Party!

Time to Party!! Are you having a Christmas Party in your Children's Ministry program? Looking for some great games to play?   Take a look at our schedule for some inspiration! 6:30PM Welcome! 6:35 Reading of the Christmas Story Good News of Great Joy: The Amazing Story of Jesus' Birth 6:40 Group Games Mini Marshmallow Toss (kids lined up on either side of a table) Snowman Decorating Contest (5 minutes to make the best one) Parcel Pass (find directions … [Read more...]

Great Gift Idea: Magnificent Tales Book Series

I recently stumbled upon Kelly Pulley's illustrations in the Bible Story Favorites I Can Read Series.  My four year old daughter is showing an interest in reading, so I thought this might be a great series to check out for her.   I really loved Pulley's style of illustrations, so imagine my delight when four of his books showed up in my mailbox, courtesy of David C. Cook.  The books were part of the new Magnificent Tales series and I have to tell you, I am loving these books! The pictures are … [Read more...]

Day 20: Craft Stick Manger Picture {31 Days of Bible Crafts}

Day 20: Craft Stick Manger Picture {31 Days of Bible Crafts}

I hope you've been enjoying the 31 Days of Bible Crafts series!  Today's craft is based on the Christmas story, and though I realize it might be a little early for Christmas crafts, you can always stash it away in on Pinterest until you need it. However, if you're anything like me, you've already begun Christmas play practice and this craft would be a great activity for those kids who aren't as heavily involved in practicing.  Ready? What You Need: Craft sticks (4 for each child) Star … [Read more...]