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Give Thanks!a free devotion for this week’s meetings

Editor’s note: It’s time to start thinking about Thanksgiving! Does your church host a Thanksgiving worship service, hand out food baskets, or cook Thanksgiving dinner for the community? Consider sending participants home with a Thanksgiving gift from CTA. Look for magnetic calendars, devotion books, and bookmarks at www.CTAinc.com! How empty life would feel if we…

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5 New Ways to Give Thanks in Sunday School

Puppies, sunshine, a soft bed, air conditioning . . . the list of God’s tangible blessings could go on and on. While it’s good to think about these things and write them down,  here’s a little something different to try in Sunday school this year. Challenge yourself and your students to focus on things that…

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8 Ways for Families to Celebrate Thanksgiving

Editor’s note: We encourage you to make copies of this blog to send home with all of the families in your ministry. With the hectic schedules of today’s families, traditions and designated “family time” are more important than ever! God’s richest blessings as you support families of all shapes and sizes this holiday season! Maybe…

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Count Your Blessingsa free Thanksgiving event for kids

Gather your church families and invite the neighborhood—it’s time for a Count Your Blessings Thanksgiving outreach event! CTA has a FREE Thanksgiving event outline ready for you in the Resource & Idea Center. It makes planning easier than ever!. The event takes a Bible-based approach to the Thanksgiving holiday and reminds children that God supplies our…

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A Classroom Full of Thankful Turkeys

Now that November is just days away, are you looking for Thanksgiving crafts to inspire thankfulness in your students? How about a classroom full of thankful turkeys?! It’s not as crazy as it sounds. In fact, this craft is pretty simple. Grab a pair of scissors, a hole-puncher, and some card stock—let’s get started! Creating…

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God’s Worda free devotion for a month of Thanksgiving

Editor’s note: We are now just one month away from Thanksgiving. As you plan your Turkey Day celebrations, we encourage you to live out the next 30 days with a spirit of true thanksgiving—giving thanks to our Lord and Savior who has blessed us beyond measure. With that in mind, why not gather your co-workers…

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Blessings Overflowa free devotion for this week’s meetings

Editor’s note: As you plan this week’s Thanksgiving celebrations, we encourage you to use this Ministry Message taken from CTA’s new Thanksgiving theme, Blessings Overflow. It’s a wonderful reminder of the daily blessings that God graciously gives us and of the greatest blessing of all, forgiveness through Jesus Christ. Before you begin Search for “elephant…

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ThanksLiving for Kids

It takes a lot of perseverance to train children in consistently saying “thank you” at the appropriate times. Even more than just speaking the words, we want our children to truly be thankful. Only with the help of the Holy Spirit can we cultivate grateful and contented hearts, but as teachers and parents, what we…

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Give Thanks with a Grateful Hearta free devotion for this week’s meetings

Editor’s note: Thanksgiving is exactly one month away. We here at CTA are thankful for YOU! As you and those working with you prepare to celebrate Thanksgiving, may our Lord Jesus give you an increasing awareness of his love for you and an ever deepening thankfulness for that love. Introduction “Eww…I hate green bean casserole!” “Cranberry…

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