January/February 2017

Encouraging Others

This issue we want to help children see what it means to “encourage one another and build up each other” and how doing so may make a difference in someone else’s life.

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Using Jan/Feb with your Family

Here are some ideas for using the January/February issue of Pockets, on the theme of Encouraging Others, with your family:

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12/30/2016 at 01:45 am

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January

Conversation Starters

* What are you excited about in this new year? Is there anything new you’d like to learn or do this year?

* Are there new things you’d like for our family to do this year?

* What’s one way we could help others this year?

* Did you encourage anyone today? What did you do or say that was encouraging?

* Did someone encourage you today? What did that person do or say that was encouraging?

12/30/2016 at 01:30 am

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Advent Family Devotions

by Anne Broyles

The Advent Wreath: You can buy an Advent wreath or make your own by setting four candles in a circle and surrounding them with greenery. Advent wreaths usually have three purple candles and one pink candle, or four purple candles. If your wreath has a pink candle, light it on the third Sunday of Advent. A taller, white candle (the “Christ candle”), representing Jesus, goes in the center of the wreath. more

10/31/2016 at 08:09 am

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Family Time Lenten Sacrifices

During the season of Lent, people often give up things to remind them of the sacrifice Jesus made in giving up his life for us. Here are some sacrifices for your family to try during the six weeks of Lent:

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01/10/2016 at 09:00 am

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