The Manger Project is a one-of-a-kind Christmas tradition that helps families focus on the true meaning of Christmas while building a wooden manger. This hands-on experience gives parents a chance to teach their kids hard work, perseverance and most importantly, why the manger is so important to their faith. This simple wooden structure will evoke curiosity and will spark some interesting discussions. We ask for a $10 fee which covers all of the materials (wood/nails), assembly instructions, and a colorful 96-page “Journey to the Manger.” This book contains an Advent poster, Bible character stickers, daily faith activities, readings, kids’ puzzles, and more. It’s a fun way for families to go on a journey to the manger and together see the birth of Christ with fresh eyes.
The Manger Project is a family tradition that can be repeated every year.
– Parents and children work on the manger together which provides them with a fun, shared experience and fond memories.
– Families can set the manger they built either in front of their Christmas tree, in front of their house, or other desired place as a visual reminder of what Christmas is all about—God coming to earth as a baby.
– After Christmas, families may turn the manger into a gift basket by filling it with baby products and taking it to a local women’s shelter or crisis pregnancy center, or they can fill it with non-perishable food and take it to a food pantry.
Families can register thru November 15 while supplies last. Pick up day is November 15 after church or during the week November 16 – 19, 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. and November 20, 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.