advent | peace

4th Sunday of Advent:  Peace

Story:  Why do we call it Christmas?

Bible Verse:  “Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.”  Ephesians 4:32

Prayer:  Dear Jesus, thank You for being the perfect gift.  I give you my heart and pray that you will help me forgive others, just as you have forgiven me.  Amen

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advent | love

2nd Sunday of Advent:  Love

Story:  Baby Jesus is Born

Bible Verse:  “Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; He is Christ the Lord.”  Luke 2:11

Prayer:  Dear Jesus, thank You for being the perfect gift.  Thank you for coming to earth as a baby so that someday I can live with you forever in Heaven.  I love you.  Amen

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advent | hope

Story:  The Angel Appears to Mary

Bible Verse:  “For his Holy Spirit speaks to us deep in our hearts and tells us that we are God’s children.”  Romans 8:16

Prayer:  Dear Jesus, thank You for being the perfect gift.  Thank You for choosing me to be a part of Your family.  Help me to trust You and be willing to do whatever You want me to do.  Amen

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advent | 12.13

3rd Sunday of Advent:  Joy

Story:  Follow that Star!  The wise men were filled with Joy when they found Jesus

Our Garden friends followed the star to find baby Jesus, just like the wise men!

Bible Verse:   “I seek you with all my heart; do not let me stray from your commands.”  Psalm 119:10

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IMG_20151213_115002565Our K-Street friends had to clues to seek for all the parts of the nativity.

Prayer:  Dear Jesus, thank You for being the perfect gift.  Thank You for having a plan for me.  I pray I will seek You and follow You my whole life.  Amen

IMG_20151213_121246990We’ll be making an ornament each week of Advent.  Your child is welcome to hang theirs on our Bright Beginnings Christmas tree after class to help us decorate!

IMG_20151213_082409314A sweet member of our church body made snowmen for our Bright Beginnings children this Christmas. There are still a few left, so if your child would like one, please ask at the Bright Beginnings check-in desk! 

advent | 12.6

2nd Sunday of Advent:  Love

Story:  Baby Jesus is Born:  A Gift of Love

Bible Verse:   “Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; He is Christ the Lord.”  Luke 2:11

Prayer:  Dear Jesus, thank You for being the perfect gift.  Thank you for coming to earth as a baby so that someday I can live with you forever in Heaven.  I love you.  Amen

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We’ll be making an ornament each week of Advent.  Your child is welcome to hang theirs on our Bright Beginnings Christmas tree after class to help us decorate!

advent | 11.29

1st Sunday of Advent:  Hope

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Story:  The Angel Appears to Mary, Bringing a Message of Hope!

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Bible Verse:   “For his Holy Spirit speaks to us deep in our hearts and tells us that we are God’s children.”  Romans 8:16

Prayer:  Dear Jesus, thank You for being the perfect gift.  Thank You for choosing me to be a part of Your family.  Help me to trust You and be willing to do whatever You want me to do.  Amen

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We’ll be making an ornament each week of Advent.  Your child is welcome to hang theirs on our Bright Beginnings Christmas tree after class to help us decorate!

epiphany!

Happy Epiphany!

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Today is the Twelfth Day of Christmas, Epiphany.

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Today we celebrate the fact that God invited the Magi, the outsiders, to The Party.

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Today we are thankful that God sent His son for everyone!

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Today we can be like the Wise Men and Seek Him!

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Happy Epiphany!

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Happy Birthday, Jesus!

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I’m so glad it’s Christmas.

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All the tinsel and lights

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and the presents are nice,

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but the real gift is You.

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Happy Birthday, Jesus!

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I’m so glad it’s Christmas.

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All the carols and bells

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make the holidays swell

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And it’s all about You.

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Happy Birthday, Jesus;

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Jesus, I love You.

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