December 2017

Waiting and Welcoming

This issue should help children begin to understand how Jesus’ birth, God’s incarnation, is made new for them each Advent and Christmas and how this sense of Emmanuel, God with us, guides our lives throughout the year.

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Advent Calendar

Pockets Advent Calendar

12/01/2017 at 09:44 am

Advent Devotions

An Advent wreath has four candles (usually three purple ones and a pink one that is lit on the third Sunday) in a circle. A taller, white candle, the Christ candle, goes in the middle. You can buy an Advent wreath or make your own. You could use these devotions with your family or in another group setting.

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11/30/2017 at 02:30 pm

About the December 2017 issue

December 2017—Waiting and Welcoming    

The December issue of Pockets takes on a life of its own as we prepare to welcome Jesus once again. We turn to Advent themes such as waiting, hoping, preparing our hearts; and Christmas themes such as sharing love, joy, and peace. This issue should help children begin to understand how Jesus’ birth, God’s incarnation, is made new for them each Advent and Christmas and how this sense of Emmanuel, God with us, guides our lives throughout the year.

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11/30/2017 at 02:25 pm

The List

10 Great Things To Do While You Wait

by Karen M. Leet

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11/30/2017 at 02:23 pm

Using December 2017 in Groups

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 some suggestions for using the December issue, on the theme of Waiting and Welcoming, in weekly segments. In addition to the activities below, you can do the devotions on pp. 22-23, 26 in your group.

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11/30/2017 at 02:21 pm

Where in God’s World is Italy?

by Tina Tocco

 Fascinating Facts about Italy

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11/30/2017 at 02:20 pm


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