Monday, December 13, 2010

Here We Come A-Wassailing

I suppose this is a day late and a dollar short for those of you who have already had your church Christmas programs. Our church had it's Christmas Cantata this past weekend. Besides the beautiful music and message, there was such a beautiful atmosphere. And it was made even more sweeter by the youth group serving Wassail and Hot Chocolate in the foyer before the service began. There wasn't a wasn't a fundraiser. Just bright and eager teens serving church members and visitors alike.  It was a special touch for a special morning. 

Just a bit of advice. Our group had cups with lids, which I found to be very practical. I believe they served Hot Chocolate made with mix and Hot Apple Cider instead of Wassail. Wassail is a bit more involved, but has wonderful results.

Here is a recipe for Wassail.  It is probably more practical with a larger congregation or group to serve Hot Cider. But it sure is extra special!  This would be great to serve at a Christmas Caroling party or small group.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

I've Been Gone For Far Too Long!

Imagine my surprise one day when I came across my own blog in a Google search for an activity for Children's Church. I will (with great shame) admit that this particular blog has been sadly neglected. I really don't have a good excuse (maybe a few, but nothing life changing). I have a personal blog "There Will Be A $5.00 Charge For Whining" (which you can find the link to on the sidebar) that I am fairly faithful with and this little blog has sat neglected. So you can also imagine how surprised I was to see that I had several followers and many of you had commented.  I know how much these kinds of ideas mean to the church planner (of any occasion) and promise to do better to update as I can. I have changed the look a bit and have tried to organize some of posts better. I know I need to go through and test some of the links I have given you...just to be sure they work. Thanks for reading!