Lower Left and Right: These are free Heartlight images - see my link column at left.
Discussion: The Blue Butterfly
2. How can we turn Christmas from a one day miracle into a year round miracle?
4. How do we encourage each other to respond to the "God stuff"?
Poem: Mary's Gift
Found at http://broadwayunitedmethodist.com/node/86 - second paragraph.
Story by Helen Flexner found in Imaging the Word Volume 3 edited by Susan A Blain, Sharon Iverson Gouwens, Catherine O'Callagan, and Grant Spradling, United Church Press, 1996, ISBN 0829810862, page 104 (pictured at right).
Give everyone a short piece of tinsel or a tree decoration of some sort to take home as a reminder that the God stuff/moments can be found on any day of the year, not just Christmas day. An extra option would be to give each person a small white card on which they could write a few words to remind them of the miracle of Christmas which could them be attached to the tinsel or ornament.
Found in Meditations from the Iona Community by Ian Reid, Wild Goose Publications, Trowbridge, 1998, ISBN 1901557022, page 71 (pictured at left). This goes well with the Galatians reading.