A church bulletin board in the vestibule or another prominent location can welcome church members and remind them of upcoming events. In December, church bulletin boards can display Christmas greetings and remind people of the religious side of the holiday. You can even use this bulletin board to display the work of Sunday school students for all church members to see. Kids will be proud to see their Christmas crafts on display at church.
Advent includes the four weeks leading up to Christmas in Christian denominations, signifying a time of penance in preparation for Jesus' birth. Many denominations use an Advent wreath during this time, lighting one of four candles around the wreath each week leading up to Christmas. Create an Advent wreath bulletin board using construction paper cut-outs symbolising the wreath and candles. Each week, add a flame made of orange and yellow construction paper to the candle for that week, and include a Scripture passage from that week's readings. This bulletin board serves as an instant reminder of the season---and shows the congregation how many weeks of Advent remain before Christmas.
Many churches work with local charities around the Christmas season. Use your bulletin board to make your congregation aware of ways to help families in need during the holiday season. Perhaps your church has adopted a family to provide them with Christmas gifts. You can use the bulletin board to include pictures of the family members and information about their likes so that church members can buy them gifts they'll love. If you're collecting canned goods for a Christmas food drive, keep track of how close you are to your goal on the bulletin board. Even if your church isn't involved in a charity, you can point church members to annual Christmas charity drives like Toys for Tots, sponsored by the U.S. Marine Corps.
Display your youngest church members' artwork on a Christmas-themed bulletin board. Sunday school classes can work on a variety of Christmas art projects, and teachers can update the board weekly with class work. You can use a traditional red and green background to display the crafts. For example, students can draw or colour pictures of the nativity or create handprint Christmas wreaths using red and green construction paper. Be sure to include each child's name on her artwork so that her parents can find it easily.
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