December 2018

Waiting and Welcoming

The focus of this issue is on helping children understand what Jesus’ birth means for them and for the world.

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Advent Devotions

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”) goes in the center of the wreath.

First Sunday of Advent                                                    more

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The List

12 Ways to Have More Christmas Spirit more

11/29/2018 at 01:23 pm

About the December issue

December 2018—Welcoming Jesus

Advent, the four weeks before Christmas, is a time of great excitement. This issue should help children understand that there is a much greater reason for excitement than the activities of Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. more

11/29/2018 at 01:22 pm

Using December 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 Welcoming Jesus, in weekly segments.


11/29/2018 at 01:20 pm

Where in God’s World?

Fascinating Facts about Slovenia


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