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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Mandala Pattern for December Family Time

Here’s the mandala pattern for families to use with our December Family Time activity. (For the full activity, see “Color-Your-Own Prayer Circles,” Pockets magazine December 2017, p. 48.) more

12/01/2017 at 09:45 am


Conversation starters

* What do you think people mean when they talk about “Christmas spirit”? What do people do that shows that they have the Christmas spirit? more

11/30/2017 at 02:24 pm

Using December 2017 in Families

Here are some ideas for using the December issue of Pockets, on the theme of Waiting and Welcoming, in your home:


11/30/2017 at 02:23 pm

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Your Bible verse, joke or pet photo could be chosen for the Pockets website! What would you like to send us?