The Manger Project
The Manger Project is an event where families come together to work on building wooden mangers together. Once the mangers are built, they go under the Christmas tree as a reminder of the true meaning of Christmas.
Leading up to Christmas Day, family members gather for a time of reflection, prayer, and to add a little bit of straw to the manger in anticipation of the birth of Jesus.
On Christmas day, they place a doll or item that represents baby Jesus into the manger and celebrate God's marvelous gift.
After Christmas, they fill the manger with baby items for a crisis pregnancy center or food items for a food bank or homeless shelter or socks for inmates. Thus a manger becomes a gift basket and a reminder that the heartbeat of Christmas is emptying ourselves for others. Along with the manger, a devotional guide is provided to help participants enjoy looking forward to celebrating our Savior's birth.
Registration is required by Nov 29th. The cost is $10 per manger kit which includes advent book, hot cocoa and cookies, and craft. Social distancing measures enforced. To go kits available as well.