Monday, December 02, 2013

December Daily: Plans for This Month

I thought I'd share our plans for the month. We always have plenty of things planned for December, and this year is no exception. We won't have any of the kids home for Christmas this year; we are instead going to visit them the first week of January. We figured it was cheaper for the two of us to fly there than for the four of them to fly here, so Wes and I are leaving to visit them on December 31st!

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But first, we have other things planned.

Tonight is our Ladies' Fellowship Christmas Party. This is the highlight of our ladies' calendar each year. We have it at the first of the month so people are free to do all the other stuff they have planned and not have to squeeze in our ladies' party. I'll have details in the next couple of days!

Friday night, the 6th, we're having our church Family Christmas Party. We usually have a party for the children, one for the teens, and one for the adults, but this year we're combining those three into one family party. We'll meet for a finger-foods potluck, then we'll load up on a bus for a tour of Christmas lights in our town, with Christmas music, hot chocolate, and coffee.

Did I tell you I'm teaching Patch the Pirate Club this year on Wednesday nights? Long story, but we have suspended our bus for all but the teens on Wednesday nights, and I have our church children, grades 1-6, for Patch Club. Although we're having a family Christmas party, I'm having a party for Patch Club on the 18th. I'm excited, and the kids are ecstatic! We'll have Christmas games, singing, and yummy treats. And some goodies to take home, too!

On December 22nd, our church is presenting Christmas, Family Style. We did this a couple of years ago and it was popular, so we're doing it again. Each family in our church prepares something special - a song, a skit, a reading, an instrumental presentation, a comedy routine - with a Christmas theme. Last time, it turned out to be quite comical - we seem to have a lot of comedians in our midst! I don't expect any different this year! Wes will sing, and I'll probably play an arrangement on the piano, and the Patch Club will sing their monthly song and a special Christmas song. We're inviting people from the neighborhood too as a part of our outreach program. All very informal . . . family style!

On Christmas, several families in our church get together for dinner at a church member's home. This is something I look forward to each year. It's pretty close to going to a family dinner!

Then, on New Year's Eve, we'll fly to California to visit our children! What a way to end the year!

What's on your calendar for the month?

Day 2 Scripture:
"In those days came John the Baptist, preaching in the wilderness of Judaea, And saying, Repent ye: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand." ~~ Matthew 3:1-2

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  1. Sounds like you have some really nice activities planned, Susan! I especially like the idea of the Christmas, Family Style. Thanks for sharing!

    1. That's been our favorite Christmas program thus far! Everyone loves to participate, and each family can practice as they have time, etc.


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