Topic: Christmas

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Planning a Children’s Christmas ServiceSteps 3 and 4

In September, we encouraged you to begin planning your children’s Christmas service by selecting a program (step 1) and recruiting volunteers (step 2). Now that it’s October, it’s time to begin working directly with the children. Step 3: Assign speaking parts to children The children are in the spotlight of your Christmas service. You want…

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7 Steps to Planning a Children’s Christmas Service

Have you seen it? Most stores already have Christmas products lined up in the aisles and packed into the shelves. But it’s not even Halloween yet! Some people get excited by the early offering of Christmas items. It simply disgusts others. No matter your personal sentiment, one thing is for sure—Christmas is only three months…

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Christmas is Over. Now What?

Editor’s note: It’s easy to share a “Merry Christmas” or “God Bless You” during the holiday season, but now that Christmas is over, don’t let Christian witnessing grind to a halt. This article originally appeared in CTA’s Grab & Go newsletter. We invite you to take another look and use Pastor Snow’s encouragement to guide…

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Tell the Good News! Share the Great Joy!– a free devotion for this week

Editor’s note: Today we’re posting the final devotion of a series that is slightly adapted from CTA’s latest family ministry resource: A Night Like No Other Family Activity Sticks. This family activity features 48 prompts that will keep children and parents focused on Jesus’ birth amidst the busy-ness of the holiday season. They are ready…

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Be Still and Know–a free devotion for this week’s meetings

Editor’s note: We know how busy this month can be for volunteers and church staff. This devotion originally appeared in the December version of our Grab & Go newsletter, but we’re reprinting it here so that you’ll have a ready-to-go devotion for the last full week of the holiday season. As always, feel free to…

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Joy! Joy! Joy!– a free devotion for this week

Editor’s note: Today we’re posting the third in a series of free devotions that are slightly adapted from CTA’s latest family ministry resource: A Night Like No Other Family Activity Sticks. This family activity features 48 prompts that will keep children and parents focused on Jesus’ birth amidst the busy-ness of the holiday season. They…

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Christmas beyond the Church

Christmas church services provide some of the most idyllic scenes of the entire year—the brightly burning candles, the peaceful manger scene, the angelic singing, and the children decked out in matching outfits or frilly dresses.  Everyone exchanges warm Christmas greetings as they are surrounded by friends, family, and the presence of God’s love sent down…

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Good News for You This Christmas– a free devotion for this week

Editor’s note: Today we’re posting the second in a series of free devotions that are slightly adapted from CTA’s latest family ministry resource: A Night Like No Other Family Activity Sticks. This family activity features 48 prompts that will keep children and parents focused on Jesus’ birth amidst the busy-ness of the holiday season. They…

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