I don’t know how I missed this, but the Main Street students sang a couple of songs for the Worship service the Sunday before Christmas. I completely forgot to grab the video camera, but managed to catch one of songs on my horrible cell phone’s video camera. The children, however, were far from horrible. They sang magnificently! Song: Big Night in a Small Town (Click here for the video on YouTube)
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This past December, for the Followers Christmas Parties, we made gingerbread houses. It was a blast! We had done this activity before, but this time we gave the students a little more freedom with what they wanted to create. There was a simple model example, which some students attempted, while others dreamt big and created stadiums!
Here is the recipe for the frosting/glue to hold the houses together:
- Beat the whites of 2 large eggs (we used “liquid egg whites” as a substitute, which worked well) in a mixer @ high speed
- When foamy, add 2 1/2 cups of confectionery sugar 1/2 cup at a time
- the process takes approximately 7-8 minutes
We used graham crackers, spice drops, M&Ms, lots of sprinkles, marshmallows, wafer bars, licorice, and candy canes.
Followers Christmas Party 2010:
Junior Followers Christmas Party 2010:
I know I’m a few days late on this, but I just came across it and felt it worthy to share!
I get this video every year around this time, and I always like it! The creator of this light show does a great job!
What a creative use of technology! The worship band @ North Point Community Church in Atlanta, GA used iPads to play Christmas music in their service.
Back in the Spring, The Wesleyan Church headquarters asked if I would write a 4-week series of children’s lessons on Advent. It was a fun project to write for an audience outside of my own ministry context.
- Week 1 – Hope: The Lord is With You
- Week 2 – Peace: Have No Fear
- Week 3 – Joy: Finding God’s Way
- Week 4 – Love: That Changes the World
Download the lessons here: Advent Kids-Advent 2010 Childrens Lessons (588kb, pdf) – Link restored12.8.10