Celebrating Christmas with your small group brings an extra layer of joy and helps you stay connected throughout the holiday season. Coming together with friends and fellow believers not only makes the festivities more fun but also reinforces the importance of community during this special time of year. Here are a few ideas for your small group to create cherished memories and be reminded of the true meaning of Christmas—the birth of Jesus Christ.
1. Watch the Prepare Him Room Virtual Event as a Group.
Join Kristi McLelland for the Prepare Him Room Virtual Event, an invitation to intentionally make space to seek Jesus amid the season. Discover that the Christmas story is better than we’ve ever known as you dive into its historical and cultural context. Host at your church, women’s small group, or make it a part of your personal Bible study December 1–31.
Join us as we celebrate the birth of our Savior and embrace the true meaning of Christmas. Prepare Him room this season—your heart will never be the same.
2. Have a night out and see Journey to Bethlehem in the theater.
Classic Christmas melodies and modern pop songs tell the story of a young woman with an unimaginable responsibility, a young man torn between love and honor, and a jealous king. Watch the trailer here!
3. Serve Together in Your Community.
Especially during the holidays, so many organizations are in need of volunteers. Do your research and contact a nonprofit whose mission aligns with what your small group is passionate about. You could volunteer at a homeless shelter or soup kitchen in your community, or you could simply collect nonperishable items as a group to send to a food bank.
4. Make a Christmas Spice Wreath Together.
Set the tone for the Christmas season by creating a lovely aromatic wreath (or garland or ornaments) you can enjoy all month long. Usher in holiday scents by using dried oranges, bay leaves, and cinnamon sticks. Do this activity on your own or make it a festive craft night with friends or family! If you have enough supplies, encourage everyone to make two—one to keep and one to deliver to a neighbor who might need a little Christmas cheer.
See the directions for how to make the wreath here!
This craft is an excerpt from our Lifeway Women Advent Bible Study.
5. Host a Gift Wrapping Party.
Show hospitality by making your home an oasis of calm and productivity during the crazy Christmas season by hosting a gift wrapping party! You have to wrap your gifts anyway, so you might as well wrap with friends. Read our blog post for more details here. And don’t forget to set the mood with a fun Christmas playlist! Check out the one we made.