Happy Advent, everyone!
If you haven't already constructed your paper chain, here are the color layouts for this year:
Week 1: 6 green strips
Week 2: 7 blue strips
Week 3: 7 yellow (gold) strips
Week 4: 7 white strips
Week 5: 7 purple strips
Week 6: 6 red strips
Do the Sunday reading* on the Sunday following each color week with the "red" reading being on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day.
This past week a World Vision catalog came in the mail and the kids were very excited about the idea of giving an animal to a suffering family. They decided they wanted that to be their gift to Jesus this year. However, instead of Pa and I just writing a check, the kids are working to earn money to pay for their gifts. What birthday gift are your kids/family giving to Jesus this year??
* (see the Nativity Fast section for more information on the weekly color schemes)