Advent and CHristmas Planning

Below you will find ministry ideas for both Advent and Christmas.  

(If you missed the online gathering, you can watch

the meeting HERE .....Password: v73#uHa5)

Faith Formation & Storytelling Ideas

  • Invite households to share favorite family traditions via video on social media or in your newsletter
  • Christmas recipe sharing
  • Record or Facebook Live singing or playing Advent or Christmas songs - share! 
  • Community Tree Decorating
  • Milestones Ministry Blessing of the Tree
  • Create a video: Christmas According to Kids, similar to this......Or this
  • Use toys to create your own nativity and retell the story - share images with your congregation
  • Have bedtime stories via phone or video chat with grandparents or "grandfriends"
  • Take a drive to see the lights! Ask those in your car questions/curiosities about the story of Jesus' birth.

Serving our Neighbors Near & Far

  • LWR Kits - provide a list of supplies and instructions for assembly; have a drop off spot at your church.
  • Food Pantry donations
  • Clothing donations
  • Make baskets of treats for local health workers, school staff, or emergency personnel
  • Snow removal
  • White Elephant or Secret Gift Exchange between households
  • Send cards or call all the elders in your congregation