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October 23, 2000
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1) Disabled Adults
2) Written/stated philosophies?
3) Christian Pumpkin Carvings
4) Thanks
Veggie Tales carvings
Bee Ideas
7) Prayer Rock?
Lenten drama?
9) NT Songs

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1) Disabled Adults

> Does anyone know where she could get lesson material? Preschool
> material isn't working. Can anyone help. Thanks, Deb >>

It depends on their ability to grasp. We put ours in a class with
primary children. The Primaries loved them and they loved doing and
learning what the primaries were. They seemed to be accepted on all
levels and it worked very well. I agree preschool might be beneath them. They are aware they are not babies but don't quite grasp always they aren't able to be treated as adults either. It depends on their level of development. Edith

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2) Written/stated philosophies?

As a worker with children's ministry, I am concerned that our church
does not have any written/stated policies regarding how we as a church
family acknowledge/celebrate specific holidays, i.e. Hallowe'en -
acceptable versus unacceptable costume themes for parties, Christmas -
do we talk at all about Santa Claus?, Easter - do we do Easter eggs and
mention "the Easter rabbit". If any churches have such policies, I
would very much appreciate knowing how to access them and I'd appreciate
knowing how to go about developing the same.
judi ... dover, delaware

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3) Christian Pumpkin Carvings

Kelly, I was searching for Christian activities in the SSTN archives...and found this.
Toward the end is a pumpkin parable. It is perfect for what you are doing!
Sarah, you have a great site!
Mary Lou, Jr. Church Teacher, K-3rd. Missouri

--from ChristianCrafters.Com: Thanks, Mary Lou! I'm glad to see you are using those Archives!! There is also a link to the 'Pumpkin Parables' from my home page...it is in the 'Free Featured Resources' section. I would urge everyone to check this area often, I update it frequently! However, it does not feature everything that is new to the site. So...take advantage of the other free pages! Blessings, Sarah Keith <><

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Thanks to all who replied to my "didn't go as planned" dilemma. You all had such wonderful ideas and inspirations. I just had our fifth class and everything is going more smoothly. Thanks again and god bless you!

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5) Veggie Tales carvings

Kelly, Veggie Tale carvings are a cute idea! I was able to find pictures from
coloring books, available at Christian bookstores and Wal-Mart. I was also
able to download coloring pictures from http://www.bigidea.com. You can
also use the search mechanism of your browser, and find other Veggie Tale
sites that may have pictures. Once you've chosen the design, enlarge it on
a copier to the correct size for your pumpkin. Attach the paper to the
pumpkin with tape, and use it as a template by poking through the paper with
a push pin, pencil point, etc., along the outlines. Remove the paper, and
you have a pattern to follow for carving. Just be careful that you leave
enough pumpkin intact that the entire design fall out!

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6) Bee Ideas

I have used the lesson "Bee Content". We glued A picture of a bee on 1
side of a popsicle stick and a picture of toys on the other. We talked
about how thankful we should be for all the things we have and to not always
be asking for more. Holding up our sticks we sang the song:
"Bee content
Bee content
Bee content with what you have

A bible story for this is the parable of the farmer who built bigger barns
to store up all his grain. We used this in Bible Hour for 2-5 year olds
Tere Hager- Austin TX

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7) Prayer Rock?

I am looking for the saying that goes along with the Prayer Rock children put on their pillows and it reminds them to pray. There are two different ones, if someone knows either, please E-Mail me. Thank you

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8) Lenten drama?

I am looking for a Lenten drama. Can you help?
Shirley McCracken

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9) NT books song

Hello: For Jeanne, the person who wanted the NT books song. We taught our kids one it was to the chorus of Bring Them In:
Matthew, Mark, Luke and John, Acts and Romans and Corinthians,
Corinthians, Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians. Colossians,
Thessalonians, Thessalonians, Timothy, Timothy, Titus, Philemon,
Hebrews, James, Peter, Peter, John, John, John, Jude and Revelation.
Hope this will help

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