Advent and Christmas update

December at Lydia’s House was full of fun Advent and Christmas activities! So, here are some of our photos from the holiday season.

The house went on two outings, first to the Children’s Museum,

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and then to the Cincinnati Zoo.

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We painted Christmas ornaments, made some Christmas gifts, decorated Christmas cookies and stockings:

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And on Christmas Eve, we had a dinner, a small prayer service with hymns, and a gift exchange:

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Thanks to everyone who participated and made all of this possible!

Christmas Card Outtakes

Lately, we have been putting together and mailing our Christmas cards. We included our Advent calendar, and a photo of the group, in every card. Getting a good picture of everyone, with a self-timer, turned out to be quite the challenge!

Advent Begins!


Since Advent began this week, Lydia’s House has started our Advent calendar. Each night at dinner we light the Advent candle and have a brief reading or reflection that helps us prepare for the coming of Christ at Christmas. Other days we have fun Christmas crafts or activities. We are inviting anyone who is interested to join us, either from their home, or in person for one of the activities (which are listed in bold)!

Click below to download the full Lydia’s House calendar.

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