For unto us a Child is born, Unto us a Son is given; And the government will be upon His shoulder. And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Isaiah 9:6 

This is one of my favorite versus going into the holiday season. How awesome is our God, to have given His son to save us? Us. Take time for that to sink in…and perhaps take some extra time to sit in prayer this week and thank Him. Also reflect on the all the wonderful things God has brought us throughout the year and to look forward to the coming new year.


This Friday we will have our annual Christmas Paint Party! We are having Bubbles and Brushes come in a help us create a masterpiece. I’m sure it will be something you’ll want to hang above your fireplace 😉 RSVP is required for the painting to ensure we have enough supplies.  If you signed up at your table last week, you’re good; if not, let your table leader know if you plan to come and paint.  If you can’t RSVP for sure, you can still come hang out for food and fun! It will also be an ugly sweater party…time to run out to the thrift store or put those crafting skills to work.

Each of us will be bringing food to share this meeting so please bring one of your favorite dishes!

This week instead of giving you a list of activities happening in the area I have listed some Christmas books you can read to your children this month. Take time to sit down and enjoy some time with those kiddos!

Who is Coming to our House? By Joseph Slate

The Crippled Lamb By Max Lucado

Jesus is Born By Debby Anderson

O Holy Night! By Joan Peterson Tietz

Living Lights: The Berenstain Bears and the Joy of Giving By Jan Berenstain

Benjamin’s Sling By Eileen M. Berry

God Gave Us Christmas By Lisa Tawn Bergren