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Ideas for Christmas Eve Family Church Service

by Molly Thompson
You've got a million things on your Christmas Eve to-do list, or at least it seems that way. One of them -- an important one, to be sure -- is going to church as a family. However, with the kids bouncing off the walls, dozens of gifts left to wrap and pies to make for Christmas dinner, the idea of s...

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From Dec. 1 to Dec. 24th each time you spot your child serving others you put coins or dollar bills in their pouch. On Dec. 24th you count the money and allow them to choose an item from the Compassion's gift catalog to give to someone in need.

  • Sara Anderson

    Tanyel Maberry This is perfect!!! This is like something I was thinking of because of what Pastor said about giving something to God!!!

  • kidecals

    This is a great idea!! Check out kidecals.com for personalized labels and stickers! It would be a cute add-on to these little pouches :)

The article is actually about making kids who don't want to come to the separate children's worship service want to attend it, but I think it could be easily adapted to make kids feel welcome in worship overall when you don't have a separate service.

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