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Children & Family Ministry

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December 10 – Christmas Cookies

Cookies have been around celebrations for years.  It was the introduction of spices from the East into European recipes and the creation of cookie cutters that the Christmas cookies we […]

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December 9 – Stockings

Here is another strange tradition – hanging stocking (think socks) by the fire!  Sounds like this might be wet footwear.  Which is probably the case with the first set of […]

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December 8 – Elves

Elf on the shelf – a secret agent of Santa is all the rage.  But where does this idea of Santa’s elves come from.  The stories of magical unseen creatures […]

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December 7 – Santa Claus

Have you ever stopped to wonder why a jolly round man dressed in red with white fur trim and a fluffy white beard made its way into our homes and […]

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December 6 – Holly

I have to admit that I have a love/hate relationship with holly.  I love the color of the berries in the cold weather when so much is brown and barren.  […]

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December 5 – Ornaments

Well it seems in the history of Christmas trees (something we will explore more later) lights in the form of candles were probably the first decorations, but it wasn’t long […]

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December 4 – Snowflake

  https://holleygerth.com/meaning-snowflake/ Snowflakes are such lovely decorations and simple to make out of paper or coffee filters.  In my role as a children’s minister my team and I have had […]

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December 3 – Wreath

We love wreaths at Christmas time.  They hang in windows and on doors, we lay them flat on plates and put candles in them.  We might not realize it but […]

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December 2 – Candy Cane

Have you stopped to wonder why we eat a peppermint stick with a bent end at Christmas time?  Why the hook at one end?  Well the story goes that it […]

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December 1 – Sheep/Lamb

Welcome to Advent!  Our first symbol is a lamb.  We see them as ornaments and in nativity sets and numerous children’s Christmas books have been written from the lamb’s point […]

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