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Rotation Star !Welcome to our expanding collection of Advent and Epiphany lessons, ideas, programs, and teaching resources.  Pick a topic and add your ideas.  New 2020 Topic: Ideas for celebrating Advent & Christmas during the COVID pandemic

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View and Share our Advent "At-Home" Resource Presentation featuring many of our favorite at-home videos, lessons, and activities collected from our website and placed on one handy-page with links. The presentation and select resources are especially "share-able" with friends and families in your church.

Most Recent Post View and Share the Advent Resource Presentation!

A new and expanding collection of new, adapted, and "curated" Advent and Christmas ideas, lessons, and resources we think will be especially helpful to churches preparing to celebrate Advent with COVID restrictions and disruptions in 2020.

Most Recent Post Best Advent Videos for in-church and at-home "Sunday School" viewing during the 2020 COVID pandemic
Preparing for Advent and Christmas 2020 in the COVID Pandemic - Resources, Ideas

Isaiah 7 (Immanuel), Isaiah 9 (Wonderful Counselor...), and Matthew 1 (you shall name him Jesus). This revised and improved "WT" lesson set was previously titled, "Birth of Jesus through the Eyes of Isaiah." 

Lesson summary and Bible background open to all.
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Most Recent Post (WT) Advent: Isaiah Promised, Jesus Fulfilled ~ Bible Skills & Games
Writing Team Lesson Set: Advent ~ Isaiah Promised; Jesus Fulfilled

Everyone can read the Lesson Summary for this set, which lists all of the workshop lessons included in this lesson set.  However, one must be a Supporting Member to view the individual Writing Team lesson plans in this set.  Become a Supporting Member today.

Most Recent Post (WT) Mary Accepts, Magnifies, Ponders ~ Bible Skills & Games
Writing Team Lesson Set: Mary Accepts, Magnifies, Ponders

Luke 2's story of the Angels Announcing Jesus' Birth to the Shepherds

Most Recent Post (WT) Shepherds and Angels ~ Drama Workshop
The Writing Team's "Shepherds and Angels" Advent Lesson Set

The Writing Team's "Jesus is Born!" lesson set is open to all! 
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Scripture in this set: Matthew 1:18-25 (Angel's Announcement to Joseph) and Luke 2:1-7 (Decree, Journey to Bethlehem, and Birth).

Most Recent Post (WT) Jesus is Born! ~ Art Workshop
Writing Team Lesson Set:  Jesus is Born! - Open to All Guests and Members

The Magi Lesson Set from the Writing Team has six uniquely creative workshop-style lessons on the Matthew 2:1-12 story. Each emphasizes important life applications. Everyone can read the Lesson Summaries and Bible Background. Supporting members can access the lesson plans. Join today

Adaptable by all types of Sunday School. Great ideas for Advent Programs too.

Most Recent Post (WT) The Magi ~ "Selfie" Drama (Photography) Workshop
Writing Team Lesson Set:  The Magi

This forum is for workshop lessons and ideas related to the prophets' hope for a Messiah, and Isaiah's prophecies. "On them has the light shined." "Immanuel," "Wonderful Counselor," "Prince of Peace."

Most Recent Post (WT) Advent: Isaiah Promised, Jesus Fulfilled ~ Bible Skills & Games
Jesus' Birth foretold by Isaiah and the Prophets

Mary and Joseph's story, the Annunciation of the Angel, Mary's Song of Joy. Mary and Elizabeth. Elizabeth and Zechariah. Many lessons here also include other parts of the Birth story.

Most Recent Post Zechariah, Smells, and the Altar of Incense in the Temple
Jesus' Birth, with Mary, Joseph, Elizabeth and Zechariah stories

Workshop lessons, ideas, and resources featuring the story of the shepherds, angelic host, and Jesus birth in the stable. Some lessons here may include other parts of the Birth story as well.

Most Recent Post STORYTELLING, "SCIENCE" & OTHER Workshop Lessons & Ideas for Shepherds, Angels, Stable
Jesus' Birth through the Eyes of the Shepherds, Angelic Host, and the Stable

Resources in this "general" Jesus' Birth forum tend to cover the "entire" story of Jesus' birth, rather than specific parts and persons, such as shepherds or Magi.

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Most Recent Post VIDEO and MUSIC Workshop Lessons, Ideas and Resources for the Birth of Jesus
Jesus' Birth ~ General Lessons and Ideas

This forum is for sharing ideas and resources for celebrating Christmas in the church: "Advent Programs" (pageants, special worship, skits, etc) and Advent projects.

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Most Recent Post Christmas Pageant and Christmas Program ideas, scripts, questions, resources
Celebrating Christmas: Programs, Pageants, Scripts, Projects ideas

In this topic we are collecting Advent resources and ideas that don't seem to fit in our other more "story-specific" topics, including "Christmas around the world," Advent calendars, wreaths.

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Most Recent Post ADVENT and CHRISTMAS devotions and at-home family worship resources
More Advent Resources, Ideas, Christmas traditions, Misc.

3 KingsLesson ideas and resources for celebrating New Year's and "Three Kings Day" (Epiphany).   For the Matthew 2 story of the Magi/Wisemen go to our public Magi forum or see the Writing Team's Lesson Set about the Magi.

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Most Recent Post Epiphany (Three Kings Day) January 6th
Epiphany, Three Kings Day, New Year's ~ Lessons and Resources
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