Tagged: Easter

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Easter Basket Outreach

Many donation drives and outreach efforts focus on the less fortunate members of our communities at Thanksgiving and Christmas, but what about Easter? If you’re looking to spread some joy this Easter season, hold an Easter basket drive! You can invite volunteers to make baskets at home or schedule a time for them to join…

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Timely Tips for Easter Preparation

With just seven short weeks left before Easter Sunday, do you know how your  church will celebrate? If you have some extra space on your calendar, consider these ideas: Many Christians think about “giving up” something in preparation for Christ’s resurrection, but why not invite those you lead to “take on” something this year instead—just…

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Love, Forgiveness, and Changea free devotion for this week’s meetings

Editor’s note: Can you believe that the Easter season is almost here?! Ash Wednesday arrives on February 18 and Easter Sunday falls on April 5. To help everyone prepare, we are sharing the third in a series of devotions focused on exploring God’s love more deeply. They are slightly adapted from CTA’s new devotional prayer…

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Preparing Kids for Easter

Wise parents and teachers, too, help kids get ready for all kinds of events, large and small throughout the year. Parents rehearse for weeks with the three-year-old flower girl or ring bearer in an older cousin’s wedding party. We buy pencils, backpacks, and new clothes before the first day of school. We discuss paint colors…

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A Book about Jesusa free devotion for this week’s meetings

Editor’s note: Can you believe that the Easter season is almost here?! Ash Wednesday arrives on February 18 and Easter Sunday falls on April 5. To help everyone prepare, we are sharing the second in a series of devotions focused on exploring God’s love more deeply. They are slightly adapted from CTA’s new devotional prayer journal…

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Love One Another– a free devotion for this week’s meetings

Editor’s note: Can you believe that the Easter season is almost here?! Ash Wednesday arrives on February 18 and Easter Sunday falls on April 5. To help everyone prepare, we are sharing the first in a series of devotions focused on exploring God’s love more deeply. They are slightly adapted from CTA’s new devotional prayer…

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New Life in Jesus — a free kids’ devotion for Easter week

Getting Started Display the poem you will use in the devotion on a chart or bulletin board—“Caterpillar” by Christina G. Rossetti.  (See below.) Fold a brightly colored piece of construction paper in half lengthwise. Trace your right footprint on the paper, being sure the top and bottom of your arch touch the fold; this is…

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Steadfast, Unmovable — a free devotion for this week’s meetings

Read 1 Corinthians 15:51-58.  Focus: Thanks be to God! He gives us the victory in our Lord Jesus Christ! In 1 Corinthians 15, the apostle Paul details the blessings Jesus’ resurrection has secured for all believers. He describes what happens to us when life here on earth ends. The picture he paints floods our hearts…

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A Journey of Love–A free devotion for this week’s children’s ministry

Looking for a way to make a difference in the lives of children this spring? Consider using CTA’s six-part magnet activity, Journey to the Cross. While you’re at it, check out all our new children’s items! This devotion is adapted from the fourth of six that come FREE with the item. You can send them…

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A Journey of Praise–free devotion for this week’s children’s ministry

Looking for a way to make a difference in the lives of children this spring? Consider using CTA’s six-part magnet activity, Journey to the Cross. While you’re at it, check out all our new children’s items! This devotion is adapted from the first of six that come FREE with the item. You can send them…

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