• This is part 3 of a 7-part series on Advent by Toni and Brian Becker. [Play Christmas worship music before gathering to set a special tone. You can even play the four songs you are going to sing during the service to familiarize everyone to the songs.] Opening Prayer Lord God, Creator of all of heaven and earth, we gather in Your holy Presence during this sacred season to remember and celebrate the birth of our precious Savior, Jesus. Open our hearts to hear Your voice of love and truth so that this time spent in Your presence will make us better examples of Your love in this world. Forgive us of every sin so we can worship you with

    Nov 27,
  • This is part 2 of a 7-part series on Advent by Toni and Brian Becker. An Advent wreath can be as simple or as elegant as you desire. Traditionally there are four candles for the four Sundays leading up to Christmas plus a candle for Christmas Eve (or Christmas Day). If you want to purchase one, you can choose between modern or traditional. Here are a few places to get you started on your search:

    Nov 21,
  • This is part 1 of a 7-part series on Advent by Toni and Brian Becker. One very special way our family celebrates the Christmas season is to have “Advent time” together in our home. Advent is a season where believers in Jesus Christ remember His arrival on earth as a baby in Bethlehem and ready our hearts for His return to earth as the Lord of all. Some of our favorite family memories were born during these sacred, and dare I say, silly moments huddled around our fireplace, reading from the Bible by candle light.

    Nov 21,
  • The seven parts of this series are: Advent: Reclaiming the Spirit of Christmas Advent: How to Make An Advent Wreath Advent: The First Candle - Advent Service Advent: Lighting the Second Candle - Advent Service Advent: Candle #3 - Advent Service Advent: Lighting The Fourth Candle - Advent Service Advent: The Christ-Child Candle - Advent Service

    Nov 21,
  • Whether your child is a ghost, goblin, Spiderman or fairy princess this Halloween, please make safety your first priority.  I scoured the web for the best tips and compiled a list of the most useful information from my favorite sites, here are things you might remind your children before heading out:

    Oct 17,

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