S.H.I.N.E. - Christmas H.O.P.E. USA Coloring Contest
Share His Incredible News Everywhere
Shine USA Christmas H.O.P.E.
We celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ as a reminder of God's love sent to Earth through the Savior.
As believers, we are to share this message of H.O.P.E. (Heaven's Own Promised Emmanuel) to everyone. That is why this year's USA theme is S.H.I.N.E. (Shine His Incredible News Everywhere), based on the scripture Matthew 5:16.
"Let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in Heaven." Matthew 5:16 ESV
Do your kids like to color? Can they express what Christmas really means? We thought so and that's why we held a Christmas H.O.P.E. Coloring Contest.
All Proceeds go toward the Christmas H.O.P.E. Program.
Christmas Hope is for Everyone!
Learn more about Christmas H.O.P.E.
HOPE - it's what we all share in one way or another. Some have hope for a new job or home, hope for a lasting relationship or enough money to pay the bills w...
Then Jesus said ...
Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth Me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life. (John 8:12)
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Chirstmas H.O.P.E USA Gift Packs - Children received these items.
The Matthew 5:16 Message
Children love the folding activity card. It has activities for the family that will build their faith. Geared for over age 7. Based on Matthew 5:16.
Each Gift Pack Included:
Although the gift changes each year,
these items remain the same:
Activity to be done with parent
Bible Activities coloring/reading/puzzles
Letter to Parent & Bible Study
Crayons & or Pencil
Faith Moments Devotionals
Glow-in-the-Dark Zipper Pull
Shining the Light
Another prize given to the children was a fun keychain.
The glow-in-the-dark, 1-1/2" tall cross-shaped zipper pull is fun for adults also. It can be hung on clothes, book bags, lunch boxes, Bible covers, phone covers, etc. Psalm 119:105 (KJV) is on the front.
Not for children under the age of 4.
Shine Jesus Shine -This Little Light of Mine - Let there be LIGHT
Shine Jesus Shine (Chipmunks Version)
Shine Jesus Shine by Hillsong ( with Lyrics )
This Little Light of Mine - Christian Songs for Children
African Children's Choir - This Little Light of Mine
This was Christmas H.O.P.E. USA Coloring Contest
Highlights of A Christmas H.O.P.E. USA Contest
To help our children learn that through the birth of Jesus, S.H.I.N.E., we have given out gift packs that tell of what God did because He loves us. In each gift pack there is a coloring page contest. Each child was given instruction on the rules and personal information they needed to include with their entry.
The USA Christmas H.O.P.E. contest closed December 20th. Prizes and winners for USA entries were determined by the Pastors Jim and Cher.
African Children's Choir sing "This Little Light of Mine"
Christmas H.O.P.E. U.S.A. Coloring/Essay Contest Rules
Children were given a coloring page of a scripture Christmas Tree. This coloring page and an essay was to be used for the Christmas H.O.P.E. contest. For each child who participated, there were two parts to the contest. (See more details at http://pastorcher.hubpages.com/hub/shine-his-light)
Part 1: Color the scripture Christmas Tree coloring page.
Part 2: Write an essay of 100 words or less on the back of the coloring page answering this question: "What is Christmas?" Adults may assist younger children. Use only the back of this coloring page for the essay.
Part 3: Mail in your coloring page and essay. Contest Rules for Participants: Any child between the ages of 5-18 may enter.
The three age groups and levels are as follows:
K-3rd grade school level (ages under 9 years old)
4th-8th grade school level (ages 10-13 years old)
9th-12th grade school level (ages 14-18 years old)
Judging the Contest for the Winners were selected, by SOFFY Ministries. Prizes listed online. All participants coloring page and essay were postmarked by December 20th or earlier. One entry per child. Coloring pages were not returned and become property of SOFFY.
Chirstmas H.O.P.E. Coloring Contest Official Color Page
Sample Information Sheet Entry Form
PRINT. Entry Form to Be Completed for Prize eligibility.Age/Grade: _______________________________________
Child's Name: _____________________________________Mailing address only: _______________________________City:______________________________________________State: __________________________ Zip: _____________________Parent's signature for permission to enter:___________________________________________Mail coloring page/essay to:Shield of Faith Ministries P.O. 1890, West Plains, MO 65775
Truth Seeker on CD-ROM
Hillsong Kids Music DVDS
Canvas Nativity Tote
Lighting Our Way
Adjustable Drawstring Backpack: Features Bible verse Matthew 5:16 (ESV). Share His Incredible News Everywhere, even on your back! (13" x 17" polyester for ages 4+)
Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth Me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.
S.H.I.N.E. Glow in the Dark Shoelaces
Lighting Our Path
Shoelaces: God Lights Our Way glow-in-the-dark shoe laces are 36" long and feature Bible verse John 8:12. These were a big hit with the children and parents.
The light of the world (KJV). Keeps glowing year after year. Recommended for ages 4+.
S.H.I.N.E. Crossword Puzzle Activity
WORD BANK: shine, faithful, redeem, died, increase, glorify, incredible, abound
1. To get bigger or have more.
2. Loyalty, to keep a promise.
5. Praise or honor.
6. To give up life.
3. Overflow, to have more than enough.
4. What does S.H.I.N.E. stand for?
7. Absolutely amazing or wonderful.
8. To buy back something or ransom it.
© 2012 Pastor Cher