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Invite children from preschool to 6th Grade to hear the Christmas story, create Christmas gifts and prepare their hearts to celebrate the birth of Jesus. In six "departments" or "shops", children hear part of the Christmas story and make items for sale or gift-giving (Angel, Manger, Candy Cane, Star, Card and Bakery.) Each shop's craft activity offers easy, medium and advanced levels of creative difficulty to match all age-groups. An enclosed CD-Rom provides music, PowerPoints, Bible story scripts, scripts for use during worship, and patterns for crafts. (Note: Craft patterns are also in reproducible format in the book.)
Choose a program format that best fits your church's needs:
1. A large one-day event from 9:00am - 3:00pm that culminates in a closing worship service and sale of the crafts for missions support.
2. A weekend event on Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning with children involved with or leading the worship service.
3. A four-week Advent study in Children's Ministry on Sundays, mid-week services or kid's club group. Content includes lighting of the Advent Wreath for use each week.
Number of Pages: 112
Vendor: Abingdon Press
|Publication Date: 2012|
The Christmas Shoppe is a special place where you come to explore the story and the symbols of Jesus birth. Time in The Christmas Shoppe is spent exploring the Bible, making symbols of Advent as special gifts, and preparing for a presentation of the story of the birth of Christ our Savior.
While in the shop children of all ages will:
Begin with a large group Advent worship.
Divide into age-level groupings that will explore one important section of the shoppe.
Serve others by creating gifts for those whose hearts and lives may need special attention.
Prepare to be part of the presentation of the Christmas story.
Included will be an intergenerational worship that includes the presentation of the Christmas story and suggestions for making The Christmas Shoppe a one-day event.
The 112 page leaders guide includes:
4-weeks of lesson plans
Christmas presentation script
CD-ROM with music, Powerpoints®, patterns, and scripts
Symbols: manger, star, angel, and shepherd's staff.