Boundless into the Holidays

 “Thanksgiving Activities for Church and Families” by Sharon Ely Pearson at gives 9 ways to integrate Christian traditions into the Thanksgiving holiday.  Some of the ideas included are making a blessing basket, creating a “God is Good” paper chain, and acting out the story of the Ten Lepers.

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Gratitude Menu from the United Methodist Church, Michigan Conference, provides fun activities for all ages to think about and discuss boundless blessings including a scavenger hunt, Pick-up Sticks Gratitude Game, Gratitude Stones, and more!

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Prophets and Promises: Devotions for Advent & Christmas 2022-2023 provides opportunity to reflect on the marvelous promises of God. Each devotion features a scripture reading (many from Matthew), accompanied by a photo, a quote to ponder, a reflection, and a prayer. The book also offers household blessings and prayer to enrich your preparations and celebrations.  A large print edition also is available.

Prophets and Promises: Devotions for Advent & Christmas 2022-2023 | Augsburg Fortress

“Seeking and Sharing Love this Advent” by Pastor Kimberly Knowle-Zeller is an article in Living Lutheran which reminds us to share Jesus’ boundless love with those around us as a way to observe Advent.

Seeking and sharing love this Advent - Living Lutheran