December 2014


We want this issue to help children begin to understand how Jesus’ birth, God’s incarnation, is made new to us each Advent and Christmas.

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Where in God’s World is Ghana?

Fascinating Facts about Ghana

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This country on the west coast of Africa is a little smaller than the state of Oregon and is home to about 20 million people.


11/25/2014 at 08:00 am

Using Pockets in Groups for December

Though Pockets is primarily a resource for children’s personal use, the magazine can be used in groups as supplemental Sunday-school material or with weeknight groups or Pockets clubs. Here are suggestions for using the December issue, on the theme Behold! in weekly segments.


Week One:

Read: Colorado Christmas (pages 2-4) more

11/25/2014 at 07:57 am


About the December issue

December 2014—Behold!

In truth, the December issue of Pockets hardly needs an assigned theme. The Advent themes of waiting, hope, welcoming, joy, peace, and love are all we need to guide us on our journey to find Emmanuel, God with us. We hope this issue will help children begin to understand how Jesus’ birth, God’s incarnation, is made new to us each Advent and Christmas and how this sense of God with us guides our lives throughout the year.


11/25/2014 at 07:56 am

Where in God’s World is Switzerland?

Fascinating Facts about Switzerland


Located in Europe, Switzerland is a mountainous country about the size of New Jersey. It is located in central Europe, landlocked between France and Italy. more

10/31/2014 at 11:42 am

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Let All People Praise God!

Let someone read Psalm 67.

One: God is gracious to us and blesses us.

All: Let all people praise God!

One: God’s face shines upon us.

All: Let all people praise God! more

10/31/2014 at 11:41 am


The List

7 Ways to Discover Your Gifts

by Karen Leet


Do you have gifts? Yes! God created us and gave each of us special gifts. Not sure yet what your gifts are? Here are some ways to begin discovering them. more

09/30/2014 at 02:17 pm

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5 Ways To Beat Worry

by Karen Leet


Are you a worrier? Sometimes it seems like there’s just so much in our world to worry about, but you can use these tips to get rid of those worries. more

08/01/2014 at 01:15 am

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So Much To Be Happy About

Read Psalm 97:1-2, 9-12

One: Lord, you created us.

All: And you want us to be happy.

One: Things happen sometimes that make us sad or upset.

All: But you have blessed us so much, and there is so much to be happy about, also: more

07/01/2014 at 06:00 am

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The List

7 Signs It’s Not Funny…


Everyone likes to laugh, but not all laughter is the same. Sometimes we’re surrounded by so much mean-spirited “humor” that we don’t stop to think about the ways we joke around. Here are some signs that the “hilarious” thing you wanted to say is not so funny after all.


07/01/2014 at 01:45 am


We Are the Light of the World

Let someone read these words from Matthew 5:14, 16:

You are the light of the world. … Let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father in heaven.

Leader: Jesus said that when we follow his teachings we are the light of the world. more

05/31/2014 at 01:31 pm

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