Countdown to Christmas – Day 19

December 19
{6 Days until Christmas}

Read Together

Read Matthew 2: 11-12  . Open your Bible together or use the scripture below.

  • Here is a fun way to memorize Matthew 2:11
    • The Wisemen: Point to your forehead.
    • Went to the house: Make the shape of a house with your hands
    • They bowed down: Bow.
    • And worshipped Him: Raise your hands to the sky.
    • They gave Him: Hold our your hands like you are giving.
    • Gold: Move your fingers like something is twinkling.
    • Incense and Myrrh: Make a sniffing sound. 

Discuss Together

The Wise Men followed the star.  They came to Bethlehem.  They found Mary and her young son, Jesus.  They were happy to find him, at last!  The first thing they did was to fall to their knees and worship him.  They knew he was a special child.  The next thing they did was to give gifts to him, to show their love.  The Wise Men brought gold and two good-smelling spices, frankincense and myrrh, as gifts to Jesus.

What gifts can you give Jesus? (worship, time, love) 

Do Together

  • Make Christmas potpourri.  Just about any mix of spices will do.  Let the kids mix spices together, then scoop a tablespoon into a square of fabric.  Tie it up with a Christmas ribbon.
  • Or make mulling spices.  Mix equal parts of crushed cinnamon sticks, whole allspice, chopped dried citrus peel, and whole cloves in small bowl.  Package in a zip loc bag to give away.  Print these directions on a Christmas card:  Simmer on stove 30 minutes before guests arrive.
  • Have fun with different types of Sensory Play 

Matthew 2:11-12

11 And going into the house, they saw the child with Mary his mother, and they fell down and worshiped him. Then, opening their treasures, they offered him gifts, gold and frankincense and myrrh. 12 And being warned in a dream not to return to Herod, they departed to their own country by another way.

The Holy Bible, English Standard Version® (ESV®), copyright © 2001 by Crossway, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers.


Countdown to Christmas – Day 18

December 18
{7 Days until Christmas}

Read Together

Read Matthew 2: 9-10  . Open your Bible together or use the scripture below.

Discuss Together

What did the wisemen do when they saw the star?  

Do Together

  • Learn how to draw stars. https://youtu.be/ftRvaGEpUXU 
  • Decorate a star as a reminder to your family to always look to Jesus for direction during this Christmas season and beyond.  

Matthew 2:9-10

After listening to the king, they went on their way. And behold, the star that they had seen when it rose went before them until it came to rest over the place where the child was. 10 When they saw the star, they rejoiced exceedingly with great joy.

The Holy Bible, English Standard Version® (ESV®), copyright © 2001 by Crossway, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers.


Countdown to Christmas – Day 17

December 17
{8 Days until Christmas}

Read Together

Read Matthew  2: 7-8 . Open your Bible together or use the scripture below.

Discuss Together

What did Herod say he would do when he found baby Jesus?

Do Together

  • Enjoy a family board game night in front of the Christmas tree 

Matthew 2:7-8

Then Herod summoned the wise men secretly and ascertained from them what time the star had appeared. And he sent them to Bethlehem, saying, “Go and search diligently for the child, and when you have found him, bring me word, that I too may come and worship him.”

The Holy Bible, English Standard Version® (ESV®), copyright © 2001 by Crossway, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers.


Countdown to Christmas – Day 16

December 16
{9 Days until Christmas}

Read Together

Read Matthew 2: 5-6 . Open your Bible together or use the scripture below.

Discuss Together

Where did the wise men say Jesus would be born?

Do Together

  • Have a family gingerbread contest. Buy gingerbread houses for the adults and kids or make from graham crackers. https://youtu.be/gt7cBo9VdhQ  Post pictures on your social media pages and see who gets the most like.  Tag cfbckids in your post.   

Matthew 2:5-6

They told him, “In Bethlehem of Judea, for so it is written by the prophet:

“‘And you, O Bethlehem, in the land of Judah,
    are by no means least among the rulers of Judah;
for from you shall come a ruler
    who will shepherd my people Israel.’”

The Holy Bible, English Standard Version® (ESV®), copyright © 2001 by Crossway, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers.


Countdown to Christmas – Day 15

December 15
{10 Days until Christmas}

Read Together

Read Matthew 2: 3-4 . Open your Bible together or use the scripture below.

Discuss Together

What did Herod the king hear and ask?

Do Together

  • Google search Christmas traditions around the world.  As a family, vote on a new tradition to adopt. 

Matthew 2:3-4

When Herod the king heard this, he was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him; and assembling all the chief priests and scribes of the people, he inquired of them where the Christ was to be born.

The Holy Bible, English Standard Version® (ESV®), copyright © 2001 by Crossway, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers.


Countdown to Christmas – Day 14

December 14
{11 Days Until Christmas}

Read Together

Read Matthew 2: 1-2 . Open your Bible together or use the scripture below.

Discuss Together

People were glad that Jesus was born.  Mary and Joseph loved their little baby.  Happy shepherds came to see him the very night he was born.  And in the sky, a bright star was leading other people on a journey from a faraway land, to see Jesus, too.  The star was one of the biggest and brightest stars ever seen before!  For many years, Wise Men had studied stars in the sky.  When they saw this star, they knew that it was a sign from God to them that a king had been born.  “Let us go to see this new king”, the Wise Men said.  So they began a long journey and followed the star day after day, until the star finally led them to Bethlehem.

What did the wise men see and ask?  

Do Together

  • Bundle up and go outside after nightfall. Look at the stars— those are the same stars the shepherds saw in the sky the night Jesus was born. Take turns asking each other questions.  

The Visit of the Wise Men

Matthew 2:1-2

Now after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, behold, wise men[a] from the east came to Jerusalem, saying, “Where is he who has been born king of the Jews? For we saw his star when it rose[b] and have come to worship him.”

The Holy Bible, English Standard Version® (ESV®), copyright © 2001 by Crossway, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers.


Countdown to Christmas – Day 13

December 13
{12 Days Until Christmas}

Read Together

Review Luke 2: 8-20 . Open your Bible together .

Discuss Together

Treasure means to keep and value something, to store it away for future use. Ponder, to think about and reflect on. Treasuring and pondering are things we don’t do enough of. They give us time to think about things and let God, the Father, sprinkle His understanding over us. Even in a barn with a newborn baby, and shepherds popping in unexpectedly to interrupt the evening with their tales of armies of angels, Mary took some quiet time to treasure and ponder the day’s events.

Do Together

  • Come to Kids Worship today at 10:00 or 12:15 for a fun Nativity Escape Room.  
  • Have you registered for Christmas ADVENTure (Champions & North Klein) or Joys of Christmas (JV)? Todays the last day to registerChampions, North Klein and Jersey Village!
  • Family Challenge  Christmas Charades: Make a list of Christmas terms and characters. Be sure to include the people, objects and animals at Jesus’ birth. Take turns acting each out  item on your list while others try to guess what it is.  


Countdown to Christmas – Day 12

December 12
{13 Days Until Christmas}

Read Together

Read Luke 2: 18-20 . Open your Bible together or use the scripture below.

Discuss Together

Why did Jesus come? What is the Good News? 

When you see something amazing, you want to tell others all about it! Maybe you saw a beautiful sunset of orange and pink, or maybe it started to snow and you wanted to call a friend and tell him. When something wonderful happens to you, you want to tell others the good news! Maybe you got a new puppy or made a new friend at school. That is how the shepherds felt after they saw Baby Jesus. The men were so happy. They had heard the angels singing, they had just seen a wonderful baby, lying in a manger in a stable, just as the angels had told them. The shepherds were thankful to God for everything they had seen and heard. They were thankful to be a part of this wonderful night. As they went back to work, they told everyone they saw the good news that Baby Jesus was born.

Do Together

  • As a family, watch the movie The Star or any other Christmas movie together.  
  • Register for Christmas Adventure, December 20, at Champions, North Klein and Jersey Village!

Luke 2: 18-20

18 And all who heard it wondered at what the shepherds told them. 19 But Mary treasured up all these things, pondering them in her heart. 20 And the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all they had heard and seen, as it had been told them.

The Holy Bible, English Standard Version® (ESV®), copyright © 2001 by Crossway, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers.


Kids Sunday Registration (12/27)

Sunday, December 27th

No Adult or Kid Life Groups.

Preschool Ministry available for Babies-Three years during each Family Worship service, by registration.

Due to office closure the week of Christmas, registration closes at NOON on Monday, December 21st.

Champions

10:00am | English
Family Worship

12:15pm | Spanish
All Together @ Champions Campus

North Klein

9:30 | English
Family Worship

12:15pm | Spanish
All Together @ Champions Campus

Jersey Village

9:30 | 11:00 | English
Family Worship

12:15pm | Spanish
All Together @ Champions Campus

Conroe

11:00am | English
Family Worship
(no kids ministry provided)

12:15pm | Spanish
All Together @ Champions Campus

Photo Release: By registering your child, you give CFBC permission to take and use photos/video which may include your child. Contact your campus Kids Ministry with questions or concerns.

See our COVID Safety Procedures to prepare your family for Sunday morning.


COVID Safety Policies & Procedures

If your child is showing any of the following symptoms they may not participate – cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, loss of taste of smell, diarrhea, feeling feverish or temp greater than or equal to 100 degrees. Your child may not attend if they have been in close contact with someone who is lab confirmed tested positive for COVID19.

  • In case of emergency & unable to attend, email kids ministry 48 hours in advance so that people on the waiting list may attend.
  • Check in opens 15 mins before adult life group or worship services begin.
  • Temperature & symptoms will be checked before entering secured space.
  • If your child exhibits any symptoms please keep them home.
  • Parents please sanitize hands before entering secured space.
  • Only one parent/family member may enter secured space.
  • Parents may not enter classrooms.
  • Children will remain with the same group and hand washing will be part of our daily routine for the safety of your child.

Children May Bring:

  • Bibles
  • Diapers
  • Wipes
  • Formula and bottle with water
  • Pacifier
  • Change of Clothes
  • Medically Necessary Items
    i.e. Epi-Pens and if personal snacks necessary for health reasons.

Children May Not Bring:

  • Toys
  • Sippy Cups
  • Stuffed animals
  • Cloth Diapers
  • Burp Cloth
  • Blankets
  • Purses
  • Personal snacks
  • Car Seats & Strollers must be left outside secured space.

Kids Sunday Registration (NK)

December 27th
North Klein Campus

No Adult or Kid Life Groups

Preschool Ministry available for Babies-Three years during each Family Worship service, by registration.

Due to office closure the week of Christmas, registration closes at NOON on Monday, December 21.