A CHRISTINGLE For Advent
The word Christingle means “Christ Light” and originated from the Moravian Church custom of giving children lighted candles on Christmas Eve in a small church in Marienborn, Germany in 1747. The minister wanted a simple symbol to bring home the message of Christmas for the children. He gave them a lighted candle tied with a red ribbon while praying, “Dear Lord Jesus, kindle a flame in these dear children’s hearts.”
What we used to make our Christingle:
* A large orange – represents the world
* A small candle – as a reminder that Jesus is the Light of the World(the candle is missing and will be added at home)
* A red ribbon tied around the orange - Represents the Love of Jesus for each and everyone of us.
* Four Toothpicks with Dried Fruit or candies - Represent the four weeks of advent; Hope, Peace, Joy and Love
Here are the almost completed Christingle "advent" wreath's that we made in Youth Group today!