Faith Nurture, Family Ministry
Family Faith Formation Resources | Christmas
May 19, 2021
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This article is part of the Family Faith Formation Toolkit - a collection of resources for equipping ministry leaders, parents, and caregivers with family faith practices and resources, brought to you by Faith Formation Ministries.
In the following links you’ll find creative resources and practices for Christmas to use both in community and at home. These ideas can be seamlessly woven into existing church programs and into family life.
Christmas: In Community
Also check out the ideas on our Advent: In Community post.
For many college students and young adults, visiting their family for the holidays means attending worship at Christmas, even if they’re not in the habit of attending church. Remind everyone to roll out the welcome mat for returning family members by sharing Welcoming All at Christmas.
Include all ages during worship with a retelling of the Christmas story using either of these Two Intergenerational Christmas Participation Stories.
These Quick and Easy Christmas Dramas provide churches with theologically sound Christmas programs that adults and kids will love—and you can pull them off with only one rehearsal!
Looking for an appropriate book to read during the Christmas service? Check out these Christmas Story Books for Worship.
Christmas: At Home
Also check out the ideas on our Advent: At Home post.
Inspire families to start their own faith-forming traditions by sharing the ideas in these posts: 5 Household Rituals for Christmas Eve, A Birthday Cake for Jesus, Blessing Your Christmas Tree.
Welcome Home: A Christmas Devotional and this Christmas Participation Story are two versions of the Christmas story that could be read for family devotions or used with extended family during a Christmas gathering.
Parents, grandparents, and other gift-givers will appreciate having this list featuring A Christmas Collection of Children’s Storybooks.
Making family plans at Christmas can be challenging. The posts Ten Suggestions for Scheduling Family Holiday Gatherings and Keep the Joy in Blended Family Celebrations provide families with ideas to help combat stress that can come with competing family plans and traditions.
If you’re part of the Christian Reformed Church in North America and you have questions about how to equip ministry leaders, parents, and caregivers with family faith practices and resources, one of Faith Formation Ministries’ Regional Catalyzers would love to talk with you about ideas and strategies.
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