Christmas Tree Ornament Ministry
I've heard of lots of churches and groups passing out tracts around the holidays, sometimes even with plates of homemade goodies! But have you ever thought about making and giving away free Christmas Tree ornaments?
This post is part of our Kids Doing Ministry Series.
Last year our family and some friends spent several hours on several different days, cutting, gluing, printing, tying,and bagging our special Christmas tracts.
We bought green sheets of foam and traced a cookie cutter to get the shape, then cut out the trees and glued shapes of colored ornaments on them. We punched holes in the tops of the trees and in the top of the small paper with the color explanation and plan of salvation on it and strung them together with wrapping ribbon. Even the 2 and 4 year olds enjoyed helping!
The most excitement came however, when we loaded up and went downtown to pass them out. A busy saturday afternoon about a week before Christmas. We stationed ourselves at a busy intersection with lots of pedestrian traffic close to the town square.
Our kids were thrilled to give them to the passersby. It was fun to explain that this was a free gift with a special Christmas message for them. It amazed that all 250 of them (days of work) were handed out in a matter of 20 minutes!
We all agreed that we need to start the crafting process earlier next year, so that we can reach more people with the Good News of the real message of Christmas! Our goal is to make 3,000 this year. If you would like to help, you can click here to sponsor our Ornament Outreach 2013!
Does your family have a unique tradition for ministry to others at Christmas time? We'd love for you to tell us about it in the comments!
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