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This month at our church we doing a series called “I’m dreaming of an Orange Christmas”. Through this church-wide series we are focusing on helping families discover and celebrate the true meaning of Christmas. Through this series we are offering the Advent Devotionals. In order to get families to get into God’s Word together, we will be demonstrating from the stage what family devotion time could look like as we have families from our church do a small 5 minute or less devotion with their children each week.
I am excited about this because last Christmas I did this online FAMILY ADVENT CALENDAR with my child and it was so much fun watching her fall in love with Jesus and come to an understanding of what Christmas is all about.
One of the Advent devotionals that we are doing that is focused on the family is called What is Christmas all about? : You can go each day of Advent and click on the corresponding day.
It is easy to remember —–> www.FamilyAdvent.com
Here are some things you may want to know from Kidmin Thoughts Blog
Each day families go to familyadvent.com and click on the Christmas light that coordinates with the date. They will then be linked to a devotional for that day. Each devotional includes:
– a few verses of Scripture to read together (there are even links where you can read it online and even have it read to you)
– some discussion questions and thoughts
– a suggested activity to do together
– usually some online activity, either a video to watch together or a game to play
– a prayer prompt for your family
The first devotion will be posted on December 1. A new one will be available each day through December 27. You can click back on previous days, but you can’t jump ahead. It adds to the suspense/fun for the kids.
We recommend that families block out about 15 minutes a day. You can make it as long or as short as you want.
What if we miss a day?
Not a problem. Just jump right back in. You can go back and read the missed day if you want, but you can also just keep moving ahead. The important part is to NOT QUIT.
What if we don’t want to do the activities or don’t have time?
That is absolutely fine. Just DO SOMETHING. Just reading the verses with your kids is huge. We know not every family can or will do every activity. Again, that is fine. Just do as much or as little as you want. Just do it!
SEE A SAMPLE HERE AT: jennyfunderburke.com