Nov. 24, 2020
Welcome to Advent!
For and About Children
Faith Together at Home
Welcome to Advent!

What an exciting time of the year! This is the time to make memories. What are your best memories as a child? Did they include making cookies? Christmas pageants on Christmas Eve? Tearing into gaily wrapped presents? Or was it putting up the tree and being sure you hung your favorite ornament in just the right spot?

As a parent of young children is it reading them a favorite Christmas tale? Seeing the awe in their eyes as the tree is lit? Putting out the manger and telling the old story once again?

As a parent of older children, is it making their favorite dinner as you wait for them to come home from college? Just being thankful to have the family all together?

For the next 4 weeks our Sunday School lessons will take your family through Advent and create opportunities for memory making. Each lesson has a short article about how Christmas is celebrate in another country. This week is is the Philippines. There is a craft.(This week goes along with our advent wreaths if you have one to make). There is an idea for service and a fun, more active suggestion. While you might not be able to do all of them, we hope your family will have fun with some of the ideas in conjunction with the devotional Pastor Ryan put out.
Faith Together at Home for this week. (Click here for this week's advent fun.)

Advent Wreaths (Two kids take a biblical, but humorous look at the meaning of the advent wreath)

While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks By Night (One of our devotion songs this week sung with pictures telling the story.)
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Tunes & Tales

No Tunes & Tales this week. Enjoy Thanksgiving with your family. Remember all the things you are thankful for.

See you next week when we'll be reading about SNOW!
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Gather Round

TIME: Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020 at 7:00 pm.

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

WHAT: Watch the excitement as Charlotte achieves her goal.

ENJOY: Enjoy time with church friends while hearing the delightful story about the importance of friends as we continue Charlotte's Web.

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

We will be taking a break through the end of the year with After School Zoomin'. See you in the New Year with new ideas and new fun! Happy Holidays!

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Advent

Don't forget to pick up your preordered Advent Bag with wreath/creche figure/crafts and treats either Saturday or Sunday from 11:00 - 12:30 at the church.

Thanks to Frank & Patty Miller & Emily Summers for their craftmanship and help in putting the bags together!

If you missed the Advent Bags, it's not too late to 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.

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He became what we are that He might make us what He is.

St.Athanasius
First Presbyterian Church of Libetyville 847.362.2174 www.firstpreslibertyville.org