As our exploration of the Beatitudes comes to an end and Advent begins, Children's Ministry is transitioning into a virtual Advent curriculum from Illustrated Ministry called Do Not Be Afraid, inspired by the angels' message in the first two chapters of the Gospel of Luke. This Advent, we invite families to explore what it looks like to hold hope when life feels uncertain, to bring peace in the face of fear, to practice joy when everything seems burdensome, and to choose love even when it is really hard.
The Advent devotions are written for children and adults of all ages. We hope that you will review the material, adapt it for your family, and find time each week to gather for the devotion.
Scripture: Look up each scripture and read it out loud together.
Reflection: Each lesson includes a brief reflection for the scripture texts.
Discussion and Coloring Page: Some of the best conversations happen while doing something creative. Try discussing the questions while coloring the week's coloring page.
Curriculum packets are available to pick up at any CSMSG outdoor Sunday worship service. You also may request a packet to be included with communion pickup or mailed to your home by emailing Mary Beth Tipton. For mailing requests, please include your mailing address.