Christmas movies have a way of changing the way you look not only about Christmas but also about life as we see characters on the screen transform from unbelief to belief, from stingy to generous, or from cold-hearted to compassionate. For the month of December, we’re taking a quote from one of those famous movie lines and “Triple-Dog-Daring” kids to show compassion to the people around them and even across the world.
We define compassion like this: caring enough to do something about someone else’s need. But when it comes to compassion, no movie even comes close to the greatest story of all time, THE Christmas story. The Christmas story can really be summed up in one verse of Scripture. And this is the verse that we want every child to memorize this month and carry with them the rest of their lives. It’s found in John 3:16: “God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son. Anyone who believes in him will not die but will have eternal life” (NIrV).
If you look at the Christmas story, it’s easy to see that one aspect of God’s character is compassion. God saw our greatest need, and He met it in the most remarkable way. To get kids thinking more about this we’re taking the entire Christmas season to talk about compassion and ask a different question each week to get our CITY and ALLEY kids and families thinking about how they can show compassion this Christmas.
December Week 1 Small Group – December 5th/6th
December Week 1 Activity Page – December 5th/6th
Christmas Party Overview – December 12th/13th
Kids attend service with their parents – December 19th/20th/23rd/24th
December Week 4 Small Group – December 27th
December Week 4 Activity Page – December 27th