Monthly Archives: December 2013

Experiencing Overflowing Joy in God’s Story, In Our Story: Family Experiences

The following are some activities excerpted from Faith UMC’s 2013 Advent book. Try including some of these experiences into your Christmas and New Year’s celebrations. TIME CAPSULE Make a time capsule for 2013.  Include things about your family.  Use the … Continue reading

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Experiencing Overflowing Joy In God’s Story, In Our Story: The Season of Christmas

“After Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea, during the time of King Herod, Magi from the east came to Jerusalem.” “But you, Bethlehem, in the land of Judah, are by no means least among the rulers of Judah; for out of you … Continue reading

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Experiencing Overflowing Joy In God’s Story, In Our Story: Christmas Day

Christmas Day “She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins.  All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had said through the … Continue reading

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Experiencing Overflowing Joy In God’s Story, In Our Story: What Does The Nativity Mean For Us Today

What does the nativity mean for us today? How can rediscovering Christmas change our lives & our world? The season of Advent is an opportunity for us to celebrate the wondrous moment when God entered our world to make things … Continue reading

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Experiencing Overflowing Joy In God’s Story, In Our Story: Advent Story Week 4 2013

The Story: The King Who Had It All “So give your servant a discerning heart to govern your people and to distinguish between right and wrong. For who is able to govern this great people of yours?  The Lord was pleased that … Continue reading

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Experiencing Overflowing Joy In God’s Story, In Our Story: Write An Advent Psalm Of Praise

WRITE A PSALM OF PRAISE Praise The Lord Oh My Soul Read Luke 1:39-56 Consider Mary and Elizabeth and their relationship with the Lord.   Reread Mary’s Song (vs. 46 – 55). Mary’s song of praise, known as The Magnificat, … Continue reading

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Experiencing Overflowing Joy In God’s Story, In Our Story: Advent Prayer Beads

Advent Prayer Bead Devotions Prayer beads are a set of beads designed to help people pray. Prayer beads give you something to hold on to and help you focus as you pray. These Advent beads were created to tell the … Continue reading

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