Topic: Christmas

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Shining, Shining LivesA free Christmas devotion for children

Editor’s note: Today’s devotion is slightly adapted from the FREE packet of devotions included with CTA’s Starry Starry Night Countdown to Christmas mobile. Use this devotion during your children’s Christmas service and look for more kid-friendly Christmas resources at www.ctainc.com! Before the devotion, get a small bowl (a colander would be perfect) to show at the…

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Glad Tidings, Great JoyA free Christmas devotion for this week’s meetings

“I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.” (Luke 2:10 KJV). This Scripture verse has become the basis for dozens of Christmas carols. One in particular comes to us from 19th Century England: God rest ye merry, gentlemen, Let nothing you dismay. Remember Christ our Savior Was born on…

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The Children’s Christmas Service7 Ways to Make this Year Special

It’s a beloved tradition in many churches—the children’s Christmas service. You do it every year and everyone genuinely looks forward to it. It is always a wonderful event, but are you looking for ways to make this year’s program just a little bit different, a little bit more special? Here’s how: Send out invitations. The…

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God’s Bright, Bright Promisesa free Advent devotion for kids

Editor’s note: Today’s devotion is slightly adapted from the FREE packet of devotions included with CTA’s Starry Starry Night Countdown to Christmas mobile. Look for more kid-friendly Christmas resources at www.ctainc.com! Have you ever been outside on a dark, dark night—a night without a moon? Maybe you were camping with your family. Maybe you were walking…

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The Gift Is for YouA free Advent devotion for this week’s meetings

Editor’s note: In just a few days we will celebrate Christmas. For most of us, Christmas is more than just one day; it is an entire season filled with so many different sights and sounds and memories. As you experience this season, don’t forget the most important gift of all–the Gift of Jesus! Here’s a Christmas devotion…

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10 Ways to Bless Homebound Members at Christmas

Christmas is coming! What an exciting time of year with all of the special services, holiday parties, and school events. There is a lot going on and it is fun to be a part of it all. But what about the widows, the elderly, and other members of your ministry who don’t get out much….

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A Dark, Dark Daya free Advent devotion for kids

Editor’s note: Today’s devotion is slightly adapted from the FREE packet of devotions included with CTA’s Starry Starry Night Countdown to Christmas mobile. Look for more kid-friendly Christmas resources at www.ctainc.com! Why are children sometimes afraid of the dark? (Accept and affirm reasonable responses—we can’t see in the dark, we don’t know what may be hiding…

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Pause and Ponder God’s PeaceA free devotion for this week’s meetings

Editor’s note: This text originally appeared in one of CTA’s Christmas devotional books. Although the book is no longer in print, the message of peace that God has given us through Jesus Christ remains true today and every day. Let these words calm your spirit and multiply your joy this Christmas season! Peace! The Christmas…

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5 New Gift Ideas for Volunteers

As Christmas gets closer, are you looking for a thoughtful, yet inexpensive way to thank volunteers who serve in the church office, on your church music teams, as youth leaders, or in children’s ministry? Plan to remember them this Christmas by giving them one of CTA’s Ornaments of Faith®. CTA introduced the first Ornaments of…

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Starry, Starry Nighta free Christmas devotion for kids

Editor’s note: Today’s children’s devotion comes from CTA’s latest Christmas theme, Starry, Starry Night. This theme features 25 FREE resources to help you expand the impact of your ministry this holiday season. All of the resources can be instantly downloaded in CTA’s Resource & Idea Center. Look for Christmas programs, Christmas music, coloring pages, and much…

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