A young woman named Mary was engaged to marry a man named Joseph. Joseph traced his ancestry in a long line all the way down from King David’s family. But before Mary and Joseph lived together, Mary up and found out that she was going to have a baby. Joseph felt down in the dumps about this news because he was not the father of the child, and he was up against a problem. He was an upright man and it would disgrace him to marry Mary under the circumstances, but he was also downright kind and did not want to embarrass her by stirring up a fuss. So Joseph made up his mind to quietly call off the marriage.
Then one night, Joseph lay down and went to sleep. In a dream, an angel from God came up to him and said, “Joseph, the baby Mary will have is from the Holy Spirit.
So calm down. Don’t be afraid to marry her. She will have a son, and it’s up to you to name him Jesus. He will save his people from their sins.”
This fulfilled God’s promise that had come down from the prophet who had said, “a virgin will have a son, and he will be called Immanuel, which means “God is with us.”
When the sun came up, Joseph woke up. He did what the angel said, down to the last detail. He and Mary were soon married. When the time was up, the baby was born, and Joseph named him Jesus.
“For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, which is Christ the Lord.” Luke 2:11 (King James Version)
Listen to the story of Jesus and create a tableau in Apostle's Playhouse
Learn some of the many names of Jesus and that Jesus is both human and God in Praising Puppets
In Holywood, watch “The King is Born”
Hear the story of Jesus’ birth and use the Game Wheel to answer questions in Antioch Arcade
Retell the Christmas story in a stained glass triptych format in Creation Station
Creation Station - Beth Williams
Holywood – Annette Homiller
Praising Puppets – Victoria Vojnovich
Antioch Arcade – Dona Woodard
Apostle’s Playhouse - Sara Saunders
Thank you to our Curriculum Design Team: Carole Rhodes, Lee Smith, Sara Ridings, Allison Connors, Angela Farthing, Robin Morris, Amy Woynicz, and Lori Houck.