The Christian Education committee is offering Advent Devotionals so that you might deepen your faith as you await the celebration of the birth of the Christ Child. The devotionals will be available on Sun., Nov. 20, on the table outside of the East Transept and on the Christian Education table on the Second Floor.
Look Around the Manger
Children (pre-school and younger)
This devotional booklet introduces different characters who are part of the Christmas story. Read a Bible verse each day and learn about the figures who gathered to welcome our newborn Savior. The devotional comes with a cut-out manger scene and stickers.
Let’s Go See the Savior!
Children (all ages)
This devotional booklet encourages children to accept the invitation of the angels, shepherds, prophets and kings to look for the promised Savior throughout Advent. Each devotional includes a Scripture verse, prayer, and reflection.
Lift Up Your Heads
Place this pop-up Advent calendar on a mantle or table. Lift up a numbered window each day, and when Christmas arrives, an entire nativity scene will appear where there was once an empty field—a wonderful reminder that Jesus was born to fill our emptiness with love and hope eternal.
From Heaven to Manger
Families or individuals of any age
This devotional explores the meaning of Advent through prayer, reflection, Bible verses, and action. This resource is wonderful for personal reflection or for discussion shared with loved ones as you Journey each day to Bethlehem.
Peace, Hope, Light
Deepen your Advent experience with insights from C. S. Lewis and reflections by Dr. Joel Heck. The daily Scripture, quotes, reflections, and prayers will enrich your Christmas preparations as you await the Savior who comes to offer peace, hope, and light for all.
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Thanks to the participants of all ages who came out for some meaningful conversation and tasty food as you talked about your dreams at the Great Exchange. Hope to see you again next time!
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Folks of all ages are asked to save the date when the young adults will host you for a delicious lunch and an even more tasty conversation! The Great Exchange is returning on Sunday, April 19 after the 11am service when sit together at multi-generationally mixed tables and talk about important, fun topics. This time we will be focusing on dreams. All are invited.
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Mentor and Mentee pairs making cupcakes with the dynamic Leah Baker-Fowler, owner of Cupcakes Most Wanted!
This week during Food for Thought Mentoring, 10 year old baker and entrepreneur Leah Baker-Fowler came to share her story with the group and to teach us how to bake cupcakes. The results were fun and delicious! But even more importantly as the group mixed butter and eggs they were inspired by Leah to dream big, to share their talents and to give back (Leah donates part of her profits to help people with caner).
Come enjoy some of the cupcakes we made after worship this Sunday … I bet you will be able to taste the love, laughter and joy that went into them!
I would also STRONGLY encourage you to consider Cupcakes Most Wanted next time you need cupcakes for an event or holiday OR stop into the Ujamaa Boutique in the Hill District and treat yourself to one or two of her delicious cupcakes.
Leah and her “momager” Tia Baker can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 412-853-7217
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Your attendance is requested at The Great Exchange: Testimonies THIS Sunday, February 23 at 12:30pm in the Music Room. Folks of all ages are invited to this fun, interactive event where we together across the generations will explore some fun and important discussion questions through our own testimonies. We will have a simple lunch while sharing our life experience and stories with one another. No prep necessary, just come and enjoy! Sponsored by the Young Adult Ministry.