Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Advent - 16 days until Christmas

Today's activity:

Do something nice for the pastor and his family, and your Sunday school teacher.

We do this one for the pastor's family every year. This year has been especially difficult on his family so we are really going to try to do something nice. In years past he still had children at home, and now all but one are at college. We've done simple things. Each of us would take a family member (or pair up) and get them their meals and drinks and take their trash. There aren't enough of them left this year....


I added the Sunday school teacher to the list. I actually really like this. We'll see what everyone comes up with. We ARE Sunday school teachers, so Jeff and I won't have anyone to serve besides the pastor's family.

Please offer ideas if you have any. We like simple gestures that can easily be done tonight at church. Just to let them know we love them and how important they are to us.

Yesterday for the blessing box we drew out:

Let someone play with your toys.

Can you believe no one did this? The little ones ALWAYS share, but the big ones aren't so great. We gotta work harder at this!


Trudy said...

I like this idea for sure! I am going to have to stay tuned to your comments to see what others have for ideas.

Stephanie Faris said...

Wow. How nice of you...and this is a great project. I always try to do something at Christmas for a needy family.

Mom's Place said...

In our church, I'm the leader over all the 8-11 year old girls. At our last activity of the year (which happens to be tonight), We always make something for the our families. Our Bishop (like a pastor) is included as well.
Last year we made cookies. This year we are making giant Christmas cards that will include pictures.