This affordable little family book uses the growth & manufacturing process for chocolate as a metaphor for talking about spiritual growth during Lent and Easter. These little devotions are perfect for busy families - includes short readings and prayers for each Sunday, plus optional suggestions for simple family activities during the week. This flexible design means you can choose whether you want to try to use the devotions weekly, daily or even just sporadically as your schedule allows.
Volume discounts available --- order for all church families!
Also available: Know Chocolate for Lent ---- the companion book for Sunday School teachers, clergy and other group leaders. This book includes lesson plans, sermon ideas, banner designs and ideas you can incorporate into your worship and education programs. Also available as a reproducible e-book (PDF file).
Know Chocolate for Lent helps the entire congregation reflect on the significance of the gifts that they often take for granted-the gift of chocolate and the gift of faith. Through their participation, people of all ages will experience the connections between the growing process of chocolate and the growing process of being a Christian. They will connect God's gift of the rainforest and God's gift of the Church. In addition, they will understand that what they often take for granted-whether it is chocolate or faith-is much more satisfying when they know the story behind the traditions they celebrate.
Know Chocolate for Lent provides the focus for a wide variety of seasonal experiences including: creating visuals, decorating worship centers, providing special holiday services, preaching sermons, reading Scripture, sharing children's messages, and making visual and concrete the goodness of God's gifts. It includes Adult Education sessions and a Women's Retreat called "A Chocolate Feast: Celebrating God's Goodness" (which could be used for any group). In addition to weekly worship helps, the book includes family devotions and activities.