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  • Advent
  • From my dear friend heidi at http://mthopeacademy.blogspot.com
  • Advent

    1. 1. <ul><li>Derived from the Latin word adventus meaning “coming” </li></ul><ul><li>Days of preparation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>For the celebration of Christmas </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Of our hearts for the coming of Christ </li></ul></ul>Advent
    2. 2. Goals in celebrating advent <ul><li>Keep it simple </li></ul><ul><li>Make it something you will actually do </li></ul><ul><li>Keep it Christ centered </li></ul>
    3. 3. Ways to celebrate advent <ul><li>Calendar </li></ul>
    4. 6. Ways to celebrate advent <ul><li>calendar </li></ul><ul><li>Paper chain </li></ul><ul><li>Candy rope </li></ul><ul><li>Scripture memorization </li></ul><ul><li>Cleaning </li></ul>
    5. 8. Ways to celebrate advent <ul><li>calendar </li></ul><ul><li>Paper chain </li></ul><ul><li>Scripture memorization </li></ul><ul><li>Cleaning </li></ul><ul><li>wreath </li></ul>
    6. 10. Candles <ul><li>Week 1-Prophecy or Hope-thank God for the hope we have in Jesus (Isa. 9:1-7) </li></ul><ul><li>Week 2- Bethlehem or Peace-in Bethlehem the Prince of Peace was born so that we sinners could be at peace with our holy God. (Luke 1:1-56) </li></ul><ul><li>Week 3-Shepherd or Joy-celebrates the good tidings of great joy that is for all people: Christ is born! (Luke 2:8-20) </li></ul><ul><li>Week 4-Angel or Love. Joining with the heavenly hosts that first Christmas night, we say, “Glory to God in the highest and on earth peace, good will toward men” (Luke 2:14). </li></ul><ul><li>Christmas Eve-Christ candle (white) Love entered our world through the birth of Jesus, born as a baby who came to die on a cross as punishment for our sins. Amazing love! (John 1:1-18) </li></ul>
    7. 12. Books <ul><li>The Adventure of Christmas (Lisa Whelchel) </li></ul><ul><li>Children Around the World Celebrate Christmas! (Susan Titus Osborn) </li></ul><ul><li>Handel's Messiah Family Advent Reader (Frances Lenzo) </li></ul><ul><li>Jotham's Journey/Tabitha's Travels/Bartholomew's Passage (Arnold Ytreeide) </li></ul><ul><li>ebook: The Glorious Coming  http://www.lulu.com/content/413823 </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.hubbardscupboard.org/christmas.html#OtherIdeas </li></ul>
    8. 13. Jesse tree
    9. 17. Advent re-cap <ul><li>We’re anticipating the coming of the Lord! </li></ul><ul><li>Christ centered </li></ul><ul><li>Simple </li></ul><ul><li>Celebrate! </li></ul><ul><li>Let kids be kids—enjoy them. </li></ul><ul><li>The joy of the Lord is my strength…… </li></ul>

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