This Christmas season let’s keep it simple and connect!
Connected Christmas will help your church families lean in and connect with each other in new ways. You’ll get resources for...
This Christmas season let’s keep it simple and connect!
Connected Christmas will help your church families lean in and connect with each other in new ways. You’ll get resources for a kickoff event and 4 weekly Bible stories and themes with family activities, all focused on connection.
Families will experience a weekly Christmas Bible story, along with the opportunity to do simple and fun activities, worship together, and have meaningful conversations. Throughout the Christmas season, let’s make sure we’re connected to what matters!
Here’s what you can expect—whether meeting in person or sharing with families at home:
Big Idea: We can trust God’s plan and be part of His family.
Big Idea: We can thank God for sending Jesus to be our Savior.
Big Idea: We can share the Good News about Jesus with others.
Bible Story: The Magi Worship Jesus (Matthew 2:1-12)
Big Idea: We can worship God for the gift of Jesus.
This fully digital kit includes:
You’ll have everything you need to plan and execute this fun, simple family Christmas experience.
- Introduction Video
- Comprehensive Leader Guide—with preparation tips and checklists, gain ideas for creating physical kits for families and ideas for sharing resources digitally
Celebration Event Guide, including:
- Event planning timeline
- Event schedule and resources
- Welcome script
- Connected Christmas celebration video
- Worship playlist
- Games, activities, crafts, and snack ideas with scripts and instructions
- Supply lists with decorating ideas
- Volunteer resources, including:
- Volunteer roles and role descriptions for the event
- Serving invitations and reminders
Family Communication Templates, including:
- Event and experience invitations—announcement emails, texts, social media posts, printable posters, and postcards leading up to the experience
- Weekly theme digital reminders—emails, texts, and social media posts
Weekly Family Resources to Share
Share 4-weeks of activities with families through links or by creating physical take-home packets!
- Bible Story Videos
- At-Home Activities—simple, hands-on ideas for crafts, activities, conversation starters, and worship for various ages, skill levels, and schedules
- Printable Activity Files—including a puzzle, Advent calendar, recipe card, and song lyrics
- Word Documents (fully editable)
- 6 Videos
- PDFs of Printable Files
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Ministry Practitioner Highlight
Lynne Howard Lynne Howard is a children's ministry leader, mother of two sweet kids, and creative thinker. Originally from Indiana, she's a midwestern transplant to the South. She resides in Alabama, where she spends her time leading children's ministry in her church, writing and creating children's ministry resources, playing with her kids, and creating delicious recipes in the kitchen.
Lynne has a BA in Children’s Ministry from Indiana Wesleyan University and has been a children's pastor for over 15 years in churches ranging from 60 people, to 600, to 18,000 people. She has been a children's ministry curriculum writer and editor and has contributed to children's ministry books, magazines, and podcasts. She is currently working at Grace United Methodist Church in Birmingham, Alabama. And in case you're wondering, Lynne cheers for the Alabama Crimson Tide.
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