The Fruit of the Spirit is JOY
And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field,
keeping watch over their flock by night.
And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them,
and the glory of the Lord shone round about them:
and they were sore afraid.
And the angel said unto them, “Fear not: for, behold,
I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.
For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour,
which is Christ the Lord. And this shall be a sign unto you;
Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.
And suddenly there was with the angel
a multitude of the heavenly host praising God,
and saying, “Glory to God in the highest,
and on earth peace, good will toward men”
The boys and girls at the Preschool will learn about the great joy of Jesus’ birth this month during our Pastor Storytimes, in their classrooms, and in our specials classes. All of our classrooms will have a nativity set (some call it a crèche or manger scene) and a Christmas Tree! Every child will create a handmade Christmas present for their parents and the wrapping for it. They’ll each have the opportunity to participate in retelling the joyous Christmas story in our Christmas Pageant by dressing as an angel, sheep, shepherd, King, Mary, or Joseph and sing songs of the season. The children really enjoy ringing their jingle bells!
Our Extended Day Class will make a visit to “Kirkside,” the house next to the church, where a few senior citizens live, to carol and share a special baked Christmas goodie.
The North Branch Reformed Church welcomes you to any of their three Christmas Eve services at 5pm, 8pm, or 11pm to celebrate the joyous birth of Christ Jesus.
Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas!
-By Jennifer Landrieu, Director