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              First Quarter Teams serve children, teens and young adults across our CrossLife




          Our amazing Kid’s Adventure Day Team (AKA Holiday Club Team) will be running
          fantastic Christmas Adventure days for primary school aged children at Young
          Discoverers Emmanuel on Wed 15  December and Young Discoverers Upper Coomera
          Tues 21  December. They will also be sharing the Christmas story and running some fun
          activities at the Upper Coomera Farmer’s Markets on the 19  December and Upper
          Coomera Caravan Park on the 21  December.

                                    ORANGE TIP*


                                    What do you celebrate? At this time of the year things seem to switch (way
                                    too soon) into celebration mode. Decorations go up in the streets,
                                    supermarkets fill their shelves with red and green and Christmas themed
                                    products including everything from chocolates to socks to vegemite! We also
                                    celebrate the end of things, the end of the school year, graduation, or,
          perhaps this year, the end of CoVid restrictions.

          Many of these celebrations involve and include family. Family, and our various relationships with them
          can make (or break) our celebrations. And it is within the context of family that our greatest
          celebration of this time of year unfolds. God chose to offer us the greatest gift we could ever receive,
          Jesus, God with us, in and through a family. Not a perfect family without difficulty – remember the trip
          to Bethlehem, no room in which to stay (someone messed up on organising the bookings) and having
          to become refugees in Egypt. As we prepare to celebrate God’s greatest gift, let’s also remember and
          celebrate the gift of family; biological, church and community, and like Mary and Joseph, welcome
          Jesus into our families by letting him live in and through us, letting his life impact those around us.

          -  DeanH

          *What is ‘Orange’? Orange is a visual reminder that to help our kids follow Jesus, the church and families
          need to work together.

          If RED represents the love and heart of families for their kids…
          And YELLOW represents the light that the church should be in the world…
          Then ORANGE is when we come together, work together and guide our children together.
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