Christmas Countdown

To make sure you get a full dose of Christmas Spirit this December, Maize Manor UMC has planned some new and exciting ways for us to celebrate the holiday together…even though we will be physically apart. 

The Maize Manor Advent Guide and Christmas Countdown Calendar have simple daily activities we can all do in our homes as Christmas approaches. 

Packets are available to pick up outside the sanctuary doors on the north side of the church building. 

You can also follow along below or download the printer-friendly PDFs:

NOVEMBER

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1st Sunday of Advent

Make Your Own Advent Wreath

Materials: 5 candles (3 purple, 1 pink, 1 white), plate, wreath/garland 

Instructions: Place candles on the plate. One candle in the center and the other four in a square around the middle one. Place the wreath/garland around the outside of the candles. Follow the 2020 Advent Guide.

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Start an Advent Calendar Chain

Materials: 6 sheets of construction paper (red and green suggested), stapler or clear tape, pen

Instructions: Cut the construction paper into strips roughly the same size. Label each strip with numbers 1-25 (for Dec. 1-25). Each day, write something positive on the strip for that day (ideas: favorite things about Christmas; a compliment for a member of the family; things you’re thankful for; ways God has blessed you; etc). Make each strip into a circle, linking it to the circles already made in order to form a chain.

DECEMBER

1

Drop off a donation for the Christmas Market

Maize Manor UMC is collecting new hats, gloves, and scarves to give out to the community at our Christmas Maize Manor Market. Donations may be dropped off at the Preschool Entrance, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm, Monday-Friday through December 11th.

2

Dress Up & Take a Family Photo

Dress up and take a family photo!

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4

Invite a Friend to Online Worship

Even as we practice social distancing, we can still be inviting people to hear the truth of the Gospel through Church Online! Text or tag someone today!

www.maizemanorumc.org/invite

Share to Facebook

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2nd Sunday of Advent

Advent Guide & Scripture

Follow the 2020 Advent Guide.

7

Sing Christmas Carols

Join in some caroling live on Facebook at 7:00 pm!

8

Watch the movie “A Christmas Carol”

12

Make Christmas Cookies

Use your own recipe or try a new one!

13
3rd Sunday of Advent

Advent Guide & Scripture

Follow the 2020 Advent Guide.

14

Go Drive By Christmas Lights

15

Dance to Christmas Music

17

Christmas Sweater Day

Wear your favorite Christmas sweater – ugly or not – and email a picture of you wearing it to the church!

19

At Home Christmas Movie Marathon

Christmas Movie Marathon

20
4th Sunday of Advent

Christmas Sunday
Advent Guide & Scripture

Online worship service will include our choir’s annual Cantata and a children’s Christmas Story.

Follow the 2020 Advent Guide.

21

Make Paper Snowflakes 🔗

22

Light a Candle in Memory of Loved Ones Lost

23

Call or Facetime Someone You Love to Wish Them Merry Christmas

24
Christmas Eve

Come enjoy the music, lights, and displays from your vehicle throughout the church parking as we celebrate the birth of our savior! 6:00 – 7:00 PM in the church parking lot.

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Christmas Day

Advent Guide &
Light the Christ Candle

Light the Christ candle, read the Christmas story, and celebrate the birth of our savior. 

Follow the 2020 Advent Guide.