Follow the Star Volunteer Email 3 - Grow Youth & Kids Ministry Curriculum

It’s almost Christmas, and we’re excited to celebrate Jesus with the kids alongside you! Thanks for being the greatest crew of volunteers in history. 

Here’s what’s coming up in our ministry . . . 

ADD YOUR OWN DATES: A GINGERBREAD CHRISTMAS
We’re creating an opportunity for families to come together and have fun while learning the true meaning of Christmas! We hope to see you there!

ADD YOUR OWN DATES: GIVING WAR
This month, we’re serving our community together by collecting donations for a charity. 

ADD YOUR OWN DATES: VOLUNTEER CHRISTMAS PARTY
Let’s celebrate the holidays with a little fun, food, and friends! Come hang with us. There will be games, presents, and zero meetings.

FOLLOW THE STAR: A 4-WEEK SERIES ON CHRISTMAS
WEEK 3 BIG IDEA: God gives a Savior to guide us.

SERIES OVERVIEW:

It’s the time of year when Christmas decorations begin to fill our homes. From the twinkling lights, to the sparkling stars, to the glittering snow, there is light all around us! The very first Christmas didn’t have Christmas trees or ornaments, but it did have something special: light! Just like a star in the sky led the wise men to Jesus on the very first Christmas, today our Christmas lights remind us to continue looking toward Jesus, the One we celebrate each Christmas. In this 4-week Christmas series, kids will discover the many ways God gets our attention and guides us toward Him: through His directionthrough other peoplethrough our Savior, and through the hope Jesus has given us.

DOWNLOAD THIS WEEK’S ELEMENTARY LESSON GUIDE
DOWNLOAD THIS WEEK’S PRESCHOOL LESSON GUIDE

For many of us, Christmas is one of the busiest times of the year. There are parties, never-ending to-do lists, decorations to put up, cards to write, events to attend, and more! While it’s easy to throw ourselves into every Christmas event and tradition, remember to slow down when you can, and spend time abiding in God’s presence, worshiping, and focusing on Jesus. Read the Christmas story from the Bible. Then let your heart’s focus be Jesus even in the midst of the hustle and bustle of the holidays. 

At least once this month, choose a volunteer to celebrate. Add their picture and a few sentences about what makes them awesome!

What’s your favorite Christmas tradition? We want to know! Reply to this email and let us know.