Mar 17, 2016

Easter@Home – Family Resources

Throughout Church history, families have joined together to commemorate and celebrate the death, burial and resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ. No holiday season is more central to our faith or more important to emphasize with the next generation. Too often, however, we forget to create and capture moments at home that could make the

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Dec 24, 2015

Advent – The Lighting of the Christ Candle: Our Waiting is Over!

The Lighting of the Christ Candle should be completed on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day. For an introduction to Advent please see our first post: An Introduction to Advent. Also see the lighting of the First, Second, Third, and Fourth Candle. [Re-light the three purple candles and the pink candle] We Celebrate the Birth of Christ

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Dec 16, 2015

Advent – The Lighting of the Fourth Candle: Waiting for the Son

The Lighting of the Fourth Candle should be completed on or around the Fourth Sunday of Advent. For an introduction to Advent please see our first post: An Introduction to Advent. Also see the lighting of the First, Second, and Third Candle. [Re-light two purple candles and the pink candle.] We Remember the Meaning of

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Dec 14, 2015

Advent – The Lighting of the Third Candle: Waiting with Joy

The Lighting of the Third Candle should be completed on or around the Third Sunday of Advent. For an introduction to Advent please see our first post: An Introduction to Advent. Also see the Lighting of the First Candle and the Lighting of the Second Candle. [Re-light the first two purple candles] We Remember the Meaning of Advent

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Dec 7, 2015

Advent – The Lighting of the Second Candle: Waiting for Redemption

The Lighting of the Second candle should be completed on or around the Second Sunday of Advent. For an introduction to Advent please see our first post: An Introduction to Advent. For the Lighting of the First candle please see our second post: Waiting for the Shepherd [Re-light the first purple candle.] We Remember the Meaning of

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Dec 2, 2015

Advent – The Lighting of the First Candle: Waiting for the Shepherd

The Lighting of the First candle should be completed on or around the First Sunday of Advent. For an introduction to Advent please see our first post: An Introduction to Advent. We Remember the Meaning of Advent [Note: Someone can read or paraphrase the following. Or you might want to discuss the meaning of Advent

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Dec 1, 2015

Introduction to Advent

Introduction Advent is a season of waiting, expecting, and hoping. Beginning four weeks prior to Christmas and ending on Christmas Eve, Advent helps us prepare for the coming, or “advent” of the Christ child at Christmas. (The word “advent” comes from the Latin word that means “coming.”) For hundreds of years, Christians have used an

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Nov 16, 2015

Hungry, Hungry Thank You’s

Thanksgiving is just around the corner. We want to offer you a game to be more intentional with your family’s faith this holiday season. Start with this simple game designed to help younger children articulate giving thanks. This can be done during any mealtime the whole family is present. Gather the family together before sitting

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Oct 21, 2015

Pumpkin Parable – A Halloween Family Devotional

Every year my wife buys pumpkins to decorate our front porch. Our girls always ask if we can carve the pumpkins but it seems like we never have time. The pumpkins usually get tossed in the trash sometime after Thanksgiving, never realizing their full potential. This year we vowed to actually carve one, as our

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Apr 3, 2015

The Day Death Died – A Good Friday Family Devo

My oldest daughter is excited about missing school on Good Friday. In the car on the way to school she asked. “What is Good Friday?” I took the opportunity to briefly explain the significance of Good Friday and what it means for us as Christians, but I wasn’t satisfied with my short explanation. So I

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