Topic: Christmas

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Come to Bethlehem and Seea free devotion for this week’s meetings

Editor’s note: This devotion is slightly adapted from the free Ministry Message that accompanies one of CTA’s new Christmas themes, Come to Bethlehem and See. We pray that this devotion will encourage you as you fulfill your last-minute responsibilities at work and take time to celebrate Christmas with your friends and family. In the 1989…

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Planning a Children’s Christmas Servicethe final steps

We know that planning a children’s Christmas service is exhausting, but you’re almost to the finish line! Today, we wrap up our series with steps 6 and 7. Step 6: Hold a dress rehearsal You’ve been practicing for weeks, but now it’s time for the big practice. Have the children put on their costumes and…

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The Promised Saviora free devotion for this week’s meetings

Editor’s note: This devotion is slightly adapted from the free Ministry Message that is written to accompany one of this year’s Ornaments of Faith®: Promised Savior. You can see CTA’s entire lineup of Christian Christmas ornaments on our website. They are the perfect last-minute gift to thank faithful volunteers or church staff! The Christmas season…

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Come to Bethlehem and Seea free children’s devotion

Editor’s note: Today’s free devotion is the Ministry Message that accompanies CTA’s children’s Christmas theme: Come to Bethlehem and See. The gifts from this theme are perfect for the kids in your Sunday school or mid-week classes. Browse our website today and then use this devotion as your hand out the gifts. Getting Started Find…

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Rejoice!a free devotion for this week’s meetings

Editor’s note: Today’s free devotion is the Ministry Message that accompanies one of CTA’s Ornaments of Faith®. The theme of rejoicing is often seen throughout Christmas hymns and readings, but this devotion recounts the gifts that Jesus brings to us and the true reasons for our Christmas joy. Use this message as a devotion with…

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5 Ways to Celebrate Advent in the Classroom

Many liturgical churches recognize the four weeks leading up to Christmas as “Advent.” It’s a time to remember our need for a Savior and the way that God fulfilled that need—by sending Jesus as a baby in a manger. It’s also a time to look forward to the second coming of Jesus. It’s a time…

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Family Ministry Feature25 Ways to Celebrate Christmas

Editor’s note: The blogs we post on Tuesdays are usually specific to kids’ ministry, but this week we are shifting the focus to family ministry. We encourage you to print this blog and send it home with your students this week. The holiday season is a wonderful time for families to grow together in faith…

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The Nativity Stara free devotion for this week’s meetings

Editor’s note: Today’s devotion is a Ministry Message that accompanies one of our most popular Christmas gifts: Ornaments of Faith®. This Christmas, CTA is offering nine beautiful, pewter-finished ornaments that each come with their own gift tag. This particular devotion is based on the Nativity Star ornament. Getting Started Bring the morning’s newspaper or a…

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Planning a Children’s Christmas ServiceStep 5

There are only 45 days until Christmas. And probably even fewer days before your children’s Christmas program! Have you started practicing yet? Step 5: Practice Let’s start by taking a step back. Before you begin practicing your Christmas program as a group, you need to send the speaking and musical assignments home with the children….

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