If you have not already -- Click the UC Kids Advent Geocache graphic to get the directions
Once you have found the manger(cache), taken your item(tea light), signed your group/family name, then it is time to read and answer the questions below
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Manger- Jesus coming in peace
Verse: Luke 2:1-20
1.In those days Caesar Augustus issued a decree that a census should be taken of the entire Roman world. 2. (This was the first census that took place while[a] Quirinius was governor of Syria.) 3 And everyone went to their own town to register.
4 So Joseph also went up from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to Bethlehem the town of David, because he belonged to the house and line of David. 5 He went there to register with Mary, who was pledged to be married to him and was expecting a child. 6 While they were there, the time came for the baby to be born, 7 and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no guest room available for them.
8 And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. 9 An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. 10 But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. 11 Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord. 12 This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.”
13 Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying,
“Glory to God in the highest heaven,
and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.”
15 When the angels had left them and gone into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, “Let’s go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has told us about.”
16 So they hurried off and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby, who was lying in the manger. 17 When they had seen him, they spread the word concerning what had been told them about this child, 18 and all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds said to them. 19 But Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart. 20 The shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things they had heard and seen, which were just as they had been told.
Question: As you quietly approach the manger and the awe of God in the flesh as a newborn baby, I wonder what you are pondering after you read this and experienced what you did during this Advent Geocache. Share some of those things as you finish up.
“For each step that I might take Be my guide, O Lord of life For each load that I might bear Be my strength, O Lord of life For each mountain I might face Be my power, O Lord of life For each river that might impede Be my safety, O Lord of life For each place where I might rest Be my peace, O Lord of life For each sunrise and sunset Be my joy, O Lord of life” -John Birch, Celtic Prayer Resources
Take a tea light with you to remember the peace of Jesus' humble birth
What is next? Y
You have finished your Advent Geocache. I hope you enjoyed the adventure, the time spent with people you love, and the ability to explore and think about God's amazing love for us.
If you took any photos along the way please either tag @unionchapelkids or send them to firstname.lastname@example.org
Please take your 6 items home with you and find a shallow bowl or plate to place them in. Use the items as reminders of your ADVENTure and continue the discussions throughout the Advent season