Topic: Christmas

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Happy Birthday, Jesus!

Counting down to Christmas is exciting, especially for children. They’re looking forward to playing in the snow, putting up the Christmas tree, and, of course, opening the presents. With all of that excitement, how can they sit still and learn during those last few school days before Christmas vacation? The good news is they don’t…

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God’s Promise to Josepha free Advent devotion for families

Editor’s note: CTA has a brand-new children’s theme for Christmas, God’s Promise Came True. You can order books, ornaments, goodie bags, magnets, Advent calendars—everything you need to draw children and families closer to our Savior this Christmas season! Today’s devotion is one of four FREE devotions that accompany the Countdown to Christmas Children’s Activity. (Bring…

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Come to Bethlehem and Seea free devotion for Advent

Editor’s note: This devotion is slightly adapted from the FREE Ministry Message that accompanies one of CTA’s Christmas themes, Come to Bethlehem and See. This theme features gifts and resources for children’s and adult ministry. Check it out today! In the 1989 movie National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, Clark Griswold festoons his house with 250 strands of lights—100 bulbs…

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Children’s Christmas Service?Start your planning here!

Is it true that Christmas is only a few weeks away? Time is flying! For those of you planning Christmas services for your children’s ministry, it is time to get everything in order! Have you seen CTA’s two, brand-new children’s Christmas services? The theme is God’s Promise Came True and each service (one for elementary…

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God’s Promise to Marya free Advent devotion for families

Editor’s note: CTA has a brand-new children’s theme for Christmas, God’s Promise Came True. You can order books, ornaments, goodie bags, magnets, Advent calendars—everything you need to draw children and families closer to our Savior this Christmas season! Today’s devotion is one of four FREE devotions that accompany the Countdown to Christmas Children’s Activity. (Bring…

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Ornaments of Faith®– The Tradition Continues

CTA introduced the first Ornaments of Faith® in 1999 and customers immediately fell in love. Since then, the ornaments’ themes have changed from year to year, but the beautiful artwork, high-quality pewter-finished construction, and Christian meaning always remain. This year, CTA is adding three new Ornaments of Faith®: Glory to the Newborn King–an angel-shaped ornament…

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Glory to the Newborn Kinga free devotion for this week’s meetings

Editor’s note: This week’s devotion comes from one of CTA’s Christmas themes, Glory to the Newborn King. You can download this Ministry Message and several other FREE resources in CTA’s Resource & Idea Center. All of the materials coordinate perfectly with the Glory to the Newborn King gifts. Look for the bulletin cover, full-resolution artwork,…

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Countdown to Christmas

The countdown is on! With only 90 days left until Christmas, have you laid out a plan for your children’s ministry programs? Head over to www.CTAinc.com and browse through the children’s gifts in the brand-new Christmas theme, God’s Promise Came True: An activity book for kids ages 7 to 11 A softcover book that comes…

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I’m a King’s Kida free devotion for kids

Editor’s note: Continue the excitement of Christmas with this devotion from CTA’s children’s ministry theme, King’s Kid. This ministry message and more kid-friendly devotions can be downloaded for FREE in the Resource & Idea Center.  Prepare Bring along a “masterpiece” to show. For example, a picture drawn by a child you love, a photo of a vehicle…

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A Prayer for the New Year

Editor’s note: We celebrated Christmas yesterday, but the joy of the season still lives in our hearts! This prayer was written by faithful pastor Walter E. Schuette, who has since gone to be with the Lord. As we draw closer to 2017, we pray that his words will strengthen your faith and bring you confidence…

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