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Tuesday, December 10, 2002

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THE HUMAN CHRISTMAS TREE And More Christmas Games

by Jonathan McKee
December 10, 2002

December's already here- here's some quick games in the spirit of the season!

The Human Christmas Tree:
You can play this as an up front game or, if you have a small group, just divide your group into teams. Have as many teams of 3 or 4 as you want. Designate one person "the Christmas tree," and the other team members "the decorators." Each decorator has a bag full of ornaments, lights, and/or any tree decorations. Give each team 5 minutes to decorate their team member. When finished, turn off all the lights and plug in the "Christmas Trees." The student lights up like a tree. It's hilarious in a dark room.
Added by Blaine

FIND MORE CHRISTMAS GAMES ALL OVER OUR GAME PAGES. TRY OUR ANYWHERE GAMES PAGE: http://www.thesource4ym.com/games/anywhere.asp AND SCROLL DOWN ALPHABETICALLY FOR:
  • Build Your Own Snowman
  • Christmas Quiz
  • Elf Defense
  • Human Snowball
  • Melt That Ice-cube Mixer
  • Song Endurance

NEXT WEEK - MORE CHRISTMAS GAMES! SEND IN YOUR BEST- MAYBE WE'LL POST YOURS: gameadds@thesource4ym.com

TOP 10 SIGNS THAT YOUR PASTOR'S WATCHING WAY TOO MUCH STAR WARS

by Jonathan McKee
December 10, 2002

Every once in a while we just like to have a little fun . . . and one way we do that is through our Top 10 Lists. Here's my most recent list, the "Top 10 Signs That Your Pastor's Watching Way Too Much Star Wars." - Jonathan -

    10. He brags that the church van "did the Kessel run in three parceps!"

    9. He ordered small brown hooded robes for the children's choir.

    8. When he's working in his office he posts a sign on the door, "Le Jabba no botha."

    7. Last time a Jehovah's Witness came to his door he retorted, "Hokey religions and ancient weapons are no match for a good blaster at your side, kid."

    6. When his secretary calls him on his intercom, he demands being addressed as "Red-5."

    5. You catch him talking to his garbage can saying, "I suggest a new strategy, R2: let the Wookiee win."

    4. He tells you that the jr. high room smells like bantha poodoo.

    3. When the children's director shares her fear of recruiting teachers, he responds "Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering."

    2. When he's late for a board meeting he says, "When 900 years you reach, see how on-time you will be!"

    . . . and the #1 sign that your pastor is watching way too much of the Star Wars Movies . . .

    1. He tried to sneak an Ewok into the manger scene in the Christmas program.

Use the following link if you want to see the collection of rejects that didn't make this list. . . if you get these you are truly a film geek! http://www.thesource4ym.com/starwars.asp

HAVE YOU SEEN PAST TOP 10 LISTS FROM JONATHAN? HERE'S A FEW:

Top 10 Signs that You Grew Up in the 80's &
Top 10 Signs that You Grew Up in the Church in the 80's: http://www.thesource4ym.com/archives/archivestore/2001/arc20010328.aspx

Top Ten Gifts Your WIVES DON'T want for Christmas &
Top Ten Gifts Your HUSBANDS DON'T want for Christmas: http://www.thesource4ym.com/archives/archivestore/2000/arc20001219.aspx

Top Ten Signs That Your Youth Leader Has Been Watching Too Many Reruns of Starsky and Hutch: http://www.thesource4ym.com/archives/archivestore/2000/arc20000830.aspx

Top Ten Ways That Jr. High Youth Workers Are Just Like Jr. Highers &
Top 10 Ways Jr. High Youth Workers and Jr. Highers are Actually Different:
http://www.thesource4ym.com/archives/archivestore/2000/arc20000816.aspx

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KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK!

God Bless,

Jonathan

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