Come Home for Christmas: Dec. 1 (Week 1)

Read and reflect.

Family Tree Project – Create a family tree using any materials you wish. This could be something you draw, paint, or sculpt. Find a way to label your tree with the names of the members of your family. You may choose to include people who are biologically related to you and/or people you name and claim as family. As you create your family tree, pray for each person on your tree. Consider including family members with whom you have difficult relationships.

Questions for discussion

  • Present your family tree. What materials did you choose to use? What are the pros and cons of your choices? What would you do the same? What would you do differently?
  • How did you decide to define family? What parameters did you use? Did you choose to include people with whom you have difficult relationships?
  • How did the practice of praying for your family members affect your relationships or your sense of those people?
  • How has this project affected you? Your relationship with someone else? Your relationship with God?