December Orange Slices

Hi Parents!

     It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!  And my prayer this year is that you find ways to sloooooow things down a bit for your family and intentionally find ways to help your kids - and you - focus on the reason we celebrate... Father God's gift to us in Jesus, Emmanuel.... God with us. 
     Pinterest, Facebook, TV commercials, and even friends and family will tell you how to pull off the perfect holiday this year. Not that there's anything wrong with putting a little merry in your Christmas. But don't let the outside pressures define your family celebration of the Greatest Gift ever. 
     Any Sunday in December that your kids join us in Kids@First, we have a special FAMILY GIZMO for you to take home... a "Happy Birthday Jesus" party-in-a-bag!  That's what's in the photo above.   It's just one way to put the focus on Jesus instead of ____________ (fill in the blank) this Christmas. 
     Now is a great time to begin to pray for your friends who might be far from God... and invite them to join you at FCC.  Whether it's a Sunday morning, our Christmas Eve family service, or our exciting "New Year's Eve - Family Style"!  Choose one, or more, and invite another family to join you (maybe even offer to pick them up on your way!) and watch what God will do!
     God gave us the greatest gift in His Son because He loves us that much.  Go share His love this Christmas!

Praying for you and cheering you on,

                                             Jan Hanson
                                 Kids & Families Director