Christmas

Decorating on a Budget for Church Banquets or Ladies Meetings

Here are a few ideas for making centerpieces: • Make luminaries for the tables. Fill white paper bags ¼ way with white sand. Place candles in small jars and place jars in bag. • Since real flowers are very expensive, use fake flowers. They are less expensive and look great. • Use helium balloons with …

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When God’s Gifts Aren’t Wrapped How You Hoped

Written by Paul Chappell  December 23, 2016 Life has a way of handing us unexpected and unwanted packages. A pink slip from your employer. A bad report from the doctor. An eviction notice from the bank. A harsh email from a strained relationship. Too often, the package delivered with your name on it isn’t a …

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It’s Never Too Late for a Children’s Christmas Program

I remember when we were living in Rhode Island, I planned some pretty intense Christmas plays. The nice thing about it, we had a Christian school, and we could practice every afternoon for several months. It took much  planning, hard work, and commitment for me and the children. Most smaller churches don’t have the resources …

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