Nov. 17, 2020
Light of the World is Here!
For and About Children
Faith Together at Home
Light of the World

The lyrics of a song by Lauren Daigle begin:
"The world waits for a miracle.
The heart longs for a little bit of hope."

Isn't that where we are right now? We are waiting for a miracle. We are waiting for things to get back to normal. We are waiting for peace to come to our towns and country. We are waiting for a vaccine to help end this pandemic. With the disruption of school, canceling of family gatherings for Thanksgiving, and not being able to meet together in person as a church, our hearts long for a little bit of hope - just a little bit - please Lord! Just a little bit of hope.

Where does our light come from? Have you noticed that the more earthly lights we have, the less we see our heavenly lights? When we are in a crowded city, the bright, manmade lights blot out the lights of the stars to the point they can't be seen. But, go way out to the country, away from the manmade lights, where it is very dark and look up. The sky is amazing! Filled with stars, we see the heavens and stand in amazement at the awesomeness of God. It is in the darkest nights that we are best able to see the stars.

Where is your trust? Who are you looking to for a miracle? Where is your hope? Are the manmade lights blotting out those of heaven?

Martin Luther King Jr. said, "Only in the darkness can you see the stars." Don't despair. The stars are out there, even when we can't see them. When things are darkest, the stars come out.
Faith Together at Home for this week. (Click here for this week's lesson)

This Little Light of Mine (Enjoy this rockin' spiritual from Wesley's Wuppet Puppets to bring a little bit of joy into your life.)

He is the Light! (Middle age kids explore caves and sing)
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Tunes & Tales

Join your preschool church friends on Thursday, November 19, at 9:00 a.m. for Tunes & Tales.

We are reading Something is Going to Happen. It will be happening here soon too. Do you know what it is?


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Gather Round

TIME: Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020 at 7:00 pm.

FOR: Kindergartners - Second Graders (or anyone that just likes a good story).

WHAT: Templeton hunts for more words, Charlotte creates her magnum opus, (We'll find out what that means on Wednesday.) and someone wins a blue ribbon.

ENJOY: Enjoy some time with your church friends and hear the delightful story about the importance of friends as we continue with Charlotte's Web. Parents do not have to be present - so take a break and let Mrs. Boyce enjoy reading to your kids.

We welcome new children. We'll catch you up with the story.
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After School Zoom Club

We had so much fun last week, we are going to continue our search for clues and mysteries. Hope you can join us.

All third through seventh grade friends are welcome as we take a break, share a snack, and play a game. New friends are always welcome!

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Advent

We have lots going on for advent this year. Though we can't be together for advent workshop, you can have one in your own home. Your own personalized kit with everything you need to make an advent wreath or creche figure will be ready for you to pick up at the church on November 28 or 29. Crafts for children will be included.

You can also participate in our Hope Persists home decorating project or be a part of one of our advent worship services.

Click on the advent link on the church website, Parish Life, or here to sign up.

This is for anyone who would like to participate. Thanks to Frank & Patty Miller and Emily Summers for their direction and help getting this together.

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Please fill out your Child Information Forms
(One per family)

You can fill it online and email it to Amanda Rau at arau@boxp.net.

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When I consider your heavens,
    the work of your fingers,
the moon and the stars,
    which you have set in place,
what is mankind that you are mindful of them,
human beings that you care for them?
Psalm 8: 3-4
First Presbyterian Church of Libetyville 847.362.2174 www.firstpreslibertyville.org