Advent Women's Quiet Day
"Becoming Still and Getting Ready"
Saturday 12/14 at St. Paul's
*Child Care Provided ($5 donation requested)
Take a morning to go deep into quiet. We will spend some time with the Scriptural stories of Advent and their themes of preparation, hope, and expectancy; we will have sessions of deep stillness and rest. Wear comfortable clothes and shoes that slip off easily. We’ll end our time together with lunch.
Cost of the day is $10 to cover lunch and materials.
Please RSVP to: email@example.com
Christmas Eve Pageant
12/24 at 5pm
It's time to sign up for the Pageant! All kids are welcome and encouraged to participate. Certain roles for older kids require attendance at the short rehearsal on 12/22 right after the 9:30am service, and all participants should plan to arrive by 4:25pm on 12/24 to get into costumes.
Let me know what role your child would like to play (see options below). Otherwise, just come on 12/24 at 4:25pm and we'll dress them up in whatever is available (there's always plenty of spare costumes). We can't wait!
Here are the roles available:
Ages 5 and under: sheep
Ages 4-11: angels and shepherds, with optional speaking parts
Ages 7-14: wise people, camel, inn keepers (requires attending rehearsal on 12/22)
Saturday January 4, 9:30-11am
Home of Christina Coggins
Mom's Gathering is back! We will gather around warm drinks and light treats at the home of Christina Coggins. Join other moms as we open our hearts to each other about the challenges and joys of parenting. We make time both for personal sharing as well as discussion around a relevant parenting topic. Please RSVP to Cassie.
Topic for this month:
What are your hopes for your children's character formation in the coming year? And what might you or others do to contribute to it?
Ideas for future topics? Please send them my way!
News from the Pews
Church School in December
Children continue to gather in Adult Ed (behind the Parish Hall) while final details are completed on the Parish Hall. We're so close! We'll be in the remodeled Parish Hall in January!
For Advent, the kids are kept together for the annual Godly Play Advent series and are split into two groups afterwards to respond to the story (Primary Group: age 4 through 2nd grade, Intermediate group: grade 3-5), with the older group moving into the Preschool Teacher Lounge for their time.
Anchored Families: Parenting Resources
Advent Countdown Calendar
This resource was provided in your Advent Wreath kits, but if you didn't get it, or you prefer it electronically to share with others, please email me for it. (I'm not able to upload it here unfortunately!).
Use it as a means to deepen your time with your children, shifting your family's focus during the weeks of readying our hearts for the mystery of Christmas. The activities listed on the backside of the coloring calendar can launch meaningful discussions and help shape the habit of using Advent as a time to reflect and expand the compassion in our hearts.
Be Well, in every way!