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A fun-filled book of activities to help young children learn about the seasons of Advent and Christmas. The activities, which can be used by families at home or in the pews, or in church school classes, will help children ages 4-7 come to a better understanding of the true meaning of this liturgical season. Formatted in the same way as What We Do in Church, the book contains a variety of activities including mazes, crossword puzzles, connect the dots. Forty one-page activities will be followed by a four-page parent guide.

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Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
Author: Anne E. Kitch
Publisher: Church Publishing, Inc.
Release: 2006
File: 48 Pages
ISBN-13: 0819221953

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Threshold Bible Study is a thematic Scripture series designed for both personal study and group discussion. The thirty lessons in each study may be used by an individual for daily study over the course f a month or they may be divided into six lessons per week, providing a group study of six weekly sessions. Through the spiritual disciplines of Scripture reading, study, reflection, conversation, and prayer, readers will cross the threshold to a more abundant dwelling with God. Ideal for Bible study groups, small Christian communities, parish leadership teams, adult faith formation, student Scripture-study groups, RCIA teams, catechumens and candidates, catechists and teachers. "The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light" 9Is 9:2). Advent is a time for new understanding, for putting different pieces of God's revelation together so as to see the divine plan more clearly. We listen to the words of the ancient prophets, to the wisdom of Jesus, to the stories of his birth and infancy, and we make connections. Then we connect those truths to our own lives and our world and see how God is acting anew, how God continues to reveal the coming of Jesus today. Our best model for this Advent search for understanding is Mary of Nazareth. By making connections between the ancient and the new, between her people Israel and her own life, Mary grew in understanding of God's plan and responded to God's will with her acceptance: "Let it be with me according to your word" (LK 1:38).

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Genre: Religion
Author: Stephen J. Binz
Publisher: Twenty-Third Publications
Release: 2004
File: 113 Pages
ISBN-13: 1585953164

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In the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, it’s easy for families to forget the true meaning of the season. In this new book of faith practices for Advent, Christmas, and Epiphany, parents, grandparents, Sunday School teachers, pastors, and anyone who cares about kids will find 100 easy, fun, and meaningful ideas for bringing the sacred back into the season. Divided into three sections of prayers, practices, and lessons, with pages decorated with whimsical Christmas doodles from the cover, Faithful Families for Advent and Christmas will delight kids and adults alike and offers families an abundance of ideas for making the Christmas season sparkle with faith and spirit.

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Genre: Religion
Author: Traci Smith
Publisher: Chalice Press
Release: 2020-08-18
File: 128 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780827211377

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Genre: Seventh-Day Adventists
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Release: 1856
File: Pages
ISBN-13: WISC:89082583501

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Brief, affordable, practical resources to help all who plan and lead in worship.

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Genre: Religion
Author: David Mosser
Publisher: Abingdon Press
Release: 2012
File: 87 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781426748226

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Author: Henry Parry Liddon
Publisher:
Release: 1891
File: Pages
ISBN-13: BML:37001103892027

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Usually when we think of the Advent story, Mary, Joseph, and the angel Gabriel come to mind. Okoro approaches Advent a little differently, inviting us to sit for a while with Zechariah and Elizabeth and the story of how they came to bear their only son, John. "The Advent story we so often associate with the joy of Christmas actually begins with deep sorrow and longing. But thankfully, in the kingdom of God, there is always more to the story than meets the eye," Enuma Okoro writes. Zechariah and Elizabeth were good people. They had maintained faith and hope in God for many years, despite Elizabeth's inability to conceive, a condition considered shameful in their time. So they were quite familiar with the universal human experiences of longing and waiting. Even though this couple's story takes up only one chapter in Luke's Gospel, it contains enough lessons about faith and life to last for weeks. In her beautifully written, imaginative meditations for each day of Advent, Okoro looks closely at the doubts and longings of Zechariah and Elizabeth. As you explore their story, Okoro guides you to reflect on your own experiences of waiting and longing, of grief and the need for community, and of hungering for God. These poetic and poignant meditations will linger with you long after Christmas. Reflection questions and a prayer challenge accompany each week's meditations. A perfect book for individual or group study.

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Genre: Religion
Author: Enuma Okoro
Publisher: Upper Room Books
Release: 2012-09-01
File: 128 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780835811705

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This talented and imaginative writer offers a unique perspective on the season of Advent. Along with Scripture readings and prayers, he offers four weeks of meditations that focus on the growth of Jesus in the womb of Mary as he approaches the day of his birth, learns his mother's voice, responds to the presence of light and dark, and begins to position himself for birth. What does this teach us about our own spiritual journey through Advent? That waiting and preparation is essential to the Christian life. By reflecting on our own birth experiences and Jesus's own progress through the womb, Christians learn how to remain intimate with God, how to approach the light, and how to get ready for new birth in Christ.

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Genre: Religion
Author: Mark Bozzuti-Jones
Publisher: Church Publishing, Inc.
Release: 2007-08-01
File: 128 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780898698121

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Add The Advent Storybook to your family holiday traditions and enjoy the rich images and thoughtful retellings of ancient stories that feature God’s recurring, faithful promise to rescue us. A simple question at the end of each story helps readers engage in understanding the bigger story God wants us all to know—the good news of Jesus coming to save us. Parents and children alike will delight in the biblical messages of joy, hope, and peace every day as they look forward to celebrating Jesus’ birth.

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Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
Author: Laura Richie
Publisher: David C Cook
Release: 2018-10-01
File: 64 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780830777136

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A Listening Season: Sermons for Advent and Christmas by L. Ted Smith

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Genre: Religion
Author: L. Ted Smith
Publisher: Lulu.com
Release: 2010-10
File: 62 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780557721931

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