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SSTN - Number 193
May 21, 2001

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1) Free Award Certificates
2) For Mother's Day
3) Beth Moore Bible Study
4) Free Award Certificates
5) Summer Theme: Sports/Cheerleading?
6) Pentecost Skit?
8) Backyard Bible Club
9) House Blessing?
10) Coffee can craft?
11) Wooden crafts?
12) Backyard Bible Club

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Lynne has done it again!...
One of our SSTN friends has sent in an entire Harvest Party of ideas. I
know it's not FALL yet, but some of Lynne's ideas might even work for
VBS...so check it out! You can get the ideas in the CRAFTS or GAMES
section at: ChristianCrafters.Com

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1) Free Award Certificates

If You have word perfect, with Corel on your computer they have printable
certificates, and other things that you may find useful. Its in Corel
Presentations, under the education section. Hope this helps. Tammy

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Sunday School Specials (Vol. 1-4

Is a multi-aged curriculum that has quick and easy Bible lessons for
combined ages! A lifesaver for small churches that combine multiple aged
groups! Great for large churches that host family nights, and small groups
with kids to entertain. You can get all four books in the 'Christian
Education' section of the Bookstore at: ChristianCrafters.Com

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2) For Mother's Day

Hello all; Thank you, Sarah, for a wonderful place to share ideas. I just
finished having an afternoon with our children. They came to my house
after school and we spent the afternoon making cookies to give to all the
ladies (not JUST mothers) at church. We put 4 cookies on each small plate
and covered well with saran wrap. They then made a card for each lady
from construction paper using stickers, markers and cut outs from old
cards that I had. Since I only have 5 children in Children's Ministry and
2 teen helpers, I could do this in my own kitchen - we just took turns
making the cookie dough. Have a wonderful weekend and week to come. Toye
(Alberta, Canada)

--from SSTN: Hi Toye, sorry your posting didn't make it in for Mother's
Day...but it will be in the 'Archives List' for next year! ;o)) YSIC,
Sarah <><

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3) Beth Moore Bible Study

We are a small Baptist church and do not have the funds to purchase the
Leader's Kit to go with the Beth Moore Bible studies. We have borrowed
from a bigger church in our area, and we also have checked with our State
Convention to see if they could help us locate the kit. As it turns out,
they have the kits for churches to borrow, so we are on the list to use
one now. I HIGHLY recommend these studies-we have done two of them at our
church so far, and the women are anxiously awaiting another. She has
truly been given a precious gift from God and will motivate you to dig in
His word and grow as a Christian. Don't give up looking-check with your
State Office and with larger churches in your area. It is well worth the
effort!! Angie

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4) Free Award Certificates

If you know anyone who has a Print Shop program, they have so pretty good
certificates. Have a Great Day! Carol

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5) Summer Theme: Sports/Cheerleading?

Hi! Just wanted to tell you how much I enjoy this newsletter it has been
so helpful. I am looking for some ideas for the summer. Our small church
usually does not have a VBS so we opt to do a summer theme. We let the
kids suggest us some of their ideas on what they wanted to do and they
have come up with something dealing with sports and cheerleading. Can
anyone out there please give me some ideas that might tie in with any of
this? Thanks so much! Donna E. From N.C.

--from SSTN: Paul's instructions on 'running the race' would be a great
Bible theme to focus on. See: 1 Corinthians 9: 24-27.

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NEW-LIFE PUPPET patterns (Only $6.50 AND includes U.S. shipping!)

Once assembled, these puppets turn inside out to change from a tadpole to
frog, or a caterpillar to butterfly. Easy to make and children will learn
about becoming new creatures in Christ! Get a free puppet skit to go with
the puppets at: www.ChristianCrafters.Com In our Curriculum section

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6) Pentecost Skit?

Dear Sarah, I was wondering if you or anyone has a great skit idea for
Pentecost? Thank you for this awesome site and all the hard work you do to
keep it up! In His Love, C.Fulbright:)

--from SSTN: thank you for your words of encouragement. I don't have a
skit, maybe someone else will. In the meantime, check out the 'Pentecost
Spinners' in the Craft Section of the site. YSIC, sarah. <><

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We used this at one of our earliteen group meetings, but it will work well
for all ages. (smaller ones with help)

We took bananas, peeled them, cut a piece from the bottom, so that they
could stand. This is the body of the boat. Then we took skewer sticks, cut
paper into the shape of sails, stuck it to the sticks and stuck the sails
into the banana. You could have the kids write something on the sails.

Take vanilla instant dessert. Colour it with blue food coloring. Put this
into a bowl, make your banana boat stand in the dessert sea and put a
coconut cluster in the bowl for a rock. The teens enjoyed this and eating
it also! Liezl, Orange Grove Family Church, Gauteng, South Africa.

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8) Backyard Bible Club

>I am thinking of doing a "Backyard Bible Club" this summer for my 6-year

Gina, Child Evangelism Fellowship is the best source of materials for this
type of ministry. I don't know where you are, but we are near Cleveland
and they have offices in that area. I would think you could find them on
the internet too. Bill Caughlin- Director of Children's Ministry
"True Education is Education of the Heart"

Jill - from Nashville, TN also wrote to say:
Child Evangelism Fellowship has GREAT materials for summer Bible clubs for
all ages. I grew up going to them and have taught them as an adult.
Their website is: www.gospelcom.net/cef

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9) House Blessing?

Hi, I just love this site. I enjoy reading my newsletter each day.
I am looking for guidelines for a House Blessing. I have seen one in a
magazine, but have lost it. When someone moves into a new home, a group
will come and pray through your entire home. If anyone has any
information, please post or send directly to Joyce at biljoyce@alaweb.com
God Bless, Joyce

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10) Coffee can craft?

I wondered if anyone had any ideas for crafts to do using 12-14 oz. coffee
cans. Thankyou.

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11) Wooden crafts?

I am searching for ideas for crafts made from wood. Our community is
holding a Market Place V.B.S. so we need simple ideas for carpentry. Our
children range from 3 years to 8th grade. We plan on about 70 children.
We plan on the children making hammers one day but need some ideas on what
they can make with their hammers the other 3 days. Any ideas? Please let
me know soon. Thanks, Rhonda Lockwood-Swea City, Ia 50590

--from SSTN: I seem to recall that last summer there were postings
relating to market place VBS programs. Try searching the 'Archives List'
at: ChristianCrafters.Com

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12) Backyard Bible Club

Here is what we did in our back yard. We had the children collect flat
rocks. Spray painted them with quick drying white paint. The children use
their fingers in colored ink pads to make flowers. Then we used a
permanent marker to write their favorite bible verse, or type them up on
paper and glue them on. Then a coat of quick drying acrylic. I have had
their rock in my flower garden for a while. They can also be used as paper
weights or to decorate a plant dish. Have fun, We did.
First Baptist Church of Raynham, Maryann

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