Wednesday, November 28, 2018, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location: Hill City Church Office, 323 N. Patton Ave, Suite 203, Springfield, MO US 65806
Advent season is a time to reflect on the promise fulfilled when Jesus came to earth as a tiny baby and a time of looking forward to when he comes back as The King. We have the opportunity to celebrate what has already happened and wait expectantly for what’s to come.
Families, you are invited to an open house style gathering where you will leave with all the materials to walk with your children through the Advent season using the tradition of The Jesse Tree.
What is a Jesse Tree?
The Jesse Tree is a way of telling the story of God’s plan to redeem His people by sending a Savior, Jesus. It follows the lineage of Christ and key people in the Old Testament that God uses to tell His story from creation through Christ’s birth. It is a countdown to Christmas through the telling of a story in the Bible and is accompanied by an ornament that acts as a symbol and visual reminder of the story. You will leave with a short devotional and a unique ornament to use each day in December leading up to Christmas.
What age children is this for?
Children of all ages are welcome! Jesse’s Tree is an Advent tool that can easily be adjusted to be simplified and short or in-depth and long. Which is why it works great for children of all ages! Even your littlest ones will enjoy the unique ornaments as you introduce Bible stories on their developmental level. This is a tradition that you can use for years to come!
What if I don’t think I can really commit to doing a devotional everyday in December?
THAT’S OKAY! The purpose is to help orient our hearts towards Jesus through the Christmas season, not to get caught up in feeling burden, heavy-laden, and guilt. This is meant to bring joy, not to burden. If you end up missing a day here and there or even several days, IT’S OKAY! Whatever you can get in over the course of the whole month of December, is still going to make an impact in the culture of your family.
Use this event as a fun family night out as you come enjoy live music, snacks, and hot chocolate! While you’re here, children will have the opportunity to create a few of the ornaments that will be used. Children of all ages are welcome!