Student Ministry – December 2017 – by Sid Ware

A few dates to mark on your calendar:

Student Christmas Party:

On Saturday, December 9th from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. we will have our Christmas service project and gift exchange.  We will travel to Bee Hive Homes in Edgewood where we will join the Children’s ministry to decorate Christmas cookies with the residents there.  Returning to the Loft, we will eat lunch, play games, and have a creative gift exchange ($5.00 limit) to wrap up the evening.

New Year’s Eve Lock-in:

This year, our annual New Year’s Eve Lock-in is going to move to the Edgewood Elementary Gym. Starting at 7:00 p.m. on New Year’s Eve, we will be engaged in activities all through the night. We will be busy all night and through the morning wrapping up at 7:00 in the morning on New Year’s Day.  Please mark your calendar, and let’s make this the biggest New Year’s Eve event this side of the mountains.

Please follow this link for additional information along with an article discussing holiday traditions.

   https://newsletter.dymapps.com/read/13767

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Children’s Ministry Events by Beth Aultman

KeepsakeChristmas_Logo_ mediumFamilies of children and preschoolers, mark your calendar for a great night of Christmas memory making called Keepsake Christmas – Making Memories at the Manger, on Friday, December 1, 2017 at 6:30 pm. This will be a fun interactive time not only to reflect on the Christmas story, but also to reminisce about your own family in a relaxed atmosphere designed to create memories your family will cherish for years to come.

During this engaging, approximately one-hour program, families will hear a dramatic retelling of the Christmas story from a cast of Mary, Joseph and an Angel. This will provide a unique look at how the amazing events unfolded on that first Christmas. Each family will create their very own keepsake nativity scene. You are encouraged to think of a family who you would love to share the Christmas story with and make plans to bring them along.

In addition to our Keepsake Christmas, we are planning a visit to the Bee Hive home in Edgewood with the Youth Department on the morning of Saturday, December 9, more details to come. We hope you will make plans to participate in each of these events.