Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Hanging of the Greens

On the weekend, our church held a ceremony to decorate the hall with greenery traditionally associated with everlasting life in preparation for the coming Christmas season. The service centred around children, and ours were very happy to get involved. For instance, they each got to hang a Chrismon ornament on the church tree. Chrismon ornaments use Christian symbols to convey meaning and help us share our faith. They are always white and gold to represent the purity and glory of God.

Manger (Luke 2:4-7)

Star (John 1:3-5)

Crown (Revelation 15:3-4)

Fish (Matthew 4:19)

Dave (Philippians 4:7)

Triangle/Trinity (John 1:1-2, 14)

Cross (Matthew 1:21)

After the tree was decorated, Pastor Harry asked the children to help him set up the wooden nativity scene.

Christmas is coming!


  1. Hey Renee, still enjoying the blog. I really like the look of that wooden nativity set, it's very cool.
    Oh, and I thought that Dave looks more like he's bungee jumping than peaceful! ;)
    Craig L.

  2. How beautiful! I love how you noted all the corresponding Bible verses to the decorations.

    Our Christmas tree is up (early for us), but we're currently wrestling with the mass of knotted hanging lights! Geoff and the girls and I spent ages last last trying to untangle them - we still have a way to go!!

    One Christmas (and birthday) parcel in the mail on the way to our favourite family ...