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SSTN # 32 - April 11, 2005

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--> Holy Spirit Lesson / Activity

1) Multicultural "M's"
2) Unruly Child
3) Outreach ideas
4) Unruly Child

After-School Fellowship Activities

5) Outreach ideas
6) Setting up Teen Forum?
7) Needing Used Materials
8) Needing Used Materials

Summertime Bible Lessons

9) Needing Used Materials
10) Needing Used Materials
11) Needing Used Materials
12) Needing Used Materials

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Holy Spirit Lesson/Activity

With the Pentecost Rusher t o y children will be reminded of the rushing
wind and tongues of fire when the Holy Spirit descended on believers at
Pentecost! Your kids will have fun making, playing and listening to the
Pentecost Rusher. An Easy Make & Take Project for Pentecost Sunday.
Print out as many patterns as you need for a small one-time fee.

Find it in the Curriculum section at: 

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1) Multicultural "M's"

To: Mrs. B Michigan

Thank you for the great M&M idea!

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2) Unruly Child

No offense, but I think "unruly child" is a little harsh for a two year
boy. My daughter is 2 1/2 and although she is pretty calm, I am sure she
wouldn't sit still in one spot and not make any noise during a sermon. (I
honestly don't know if my 11 year old son could either, but at least he
would understand the reasons for doing so and be more apt to obey LOL)

But really, remember the story of the children who were bugging the adults
when they were trying to listen to Jesus? This is not a case of "What
Jesus do," but "What DID Jesus do?"

Look over the story again. It will offer some great insight, I believe.

While it is important that we be concerned about the unsaved being
distracted and the saved being fed, to tell you the truth, I think anyone
who is open to the Spirit's call would hear it in a tornado!

At the same time, it does seem that the parents are being disrespectful of
your husband and God's word in allowing their child to be crawling on the
altar and running around. Does your church provide a nursery or family
for young children? If so, perhaps you could ask the mother to volunteer
it and she'll eventually feel comfortable enough to put her son in it. If
not, why not ask the child's mother or another relative to be in charge of
starting one?

The best way to deal with any problem involving children is NOT to put the
parents on the defensive and question their parenting abilities~ TRUST ME!

The best way to deal with parents is to offer some sort of compliment
their children/family and then seek to provide something beneficial for
them. For example, "I've noticed how lively your little boy is and I'm
he's bored to death during Jim's sermon...would you like to be in charge
starting up a nursery and scheduling people to work in it? You might not
find enough people to take it every service, but you could start with just
Sunday mornings. It might get more people with small children into the
church and I'm sure since you're obviously right in the middle of raising
such an active little boy you would know as well as anybody what is
important to include in a nursery program!"

"A gentle answer turns away wrath but a harsh word stirs up anger."
~Proverbs 15:1


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3) Outreach ideas

>There is a project (apartments) across the highway (street) from my
>church. They do not attend worship services, but they will allow their
>children to come for different outside activities >>>
What a great opportunity for sharing the Gospel you have been given. Jesus
told us to go and make disciples, not invite people to come and join your
group. Therefore I would forget about the idea of getting these people
to come to your present Sunday school or Bible study and concentrate on
taking the Gospel to them in their own conference room.
I am not sure whether your target group is the children or their parents,
but in either case you will probably have to seriously change your normal
programs to make them so attractive that people will really want to come
to them. Even if you end up having 90 percent games or other fun
activities and only 10 percent Bible imput it will be a well worthwhile.
Maurice Sweetsur

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4) Unruly Child

Dear Ann -  At present I run a children's programme for
under fives and I was just wandering if there is a children's programme
at your church, maybe not but could be worth looking at, perhaps asking
for two helpers who would like to serve in this way, I would certainly
be available for suggestions and advice on how to get started,
curriculum etc...  Another suggestion is perhaps mum to prepare some
activities to take with her to church for her child.  Just a few
suggestions hope this helps. Blessings Silena from Auckland

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After-School Fellowship Activities

Chalk-It-Up / 22 Awesome Outdoor Games Kids Draw With Chalk. Fun and
wholesome activities for parties, icebreakers, and friendship building!
Use them at church, school or after-school programs, youth groups or
family time get-togethers! Comes with a pack of giant marble sidewalk
chalk, a recipe to make your own chalk, and directions to make some unique
game accessories. Includes games for older and younger kids
(K-5th grade)!

Download two sample games and learn more at:


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5) Outreach ideas

>There is a project (apartments) across the highway (street)
>from my church.
This might be a perfect opportunity to host a "Good News Club" type
program.  Child Evangelism has great stuff for this.

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6) Setting up Teen Forum?

I am one of the youth leaders at relatively small church and we are
considering putting on a teen forum this summer with several of our area
young pastors and possibly some community leaders. Our theme will be "
Bridging the Gap Between Generations," and we plan to deal with some very
pertinent and real issues such as: How to Live Holy As A Teen, Commandment
of God- v- Peer Pressure and several other important topics facing our
christian teens.
My question is, since we've never taken on a task such as this, do you
have any suggestions of how to set this forum up and it's format or any
other pertinent topics for the forum?

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7) Need Used materials

Yes, I'm a Sunday school teacher at my church and if no one has asked to
receive the lessons that is already boxed up I would love to have them and
use them in my church.  Please send:
Tina Thrasher
306 Broadway St. NW
Hartselle, Ala.  35640

thank you for all that you do and have contributed to the ministry.

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8) Need Used Materials

For Carol,

I am interested with your used materials. Our church is in need of 
children's ministry books. I would love to have them and
share the materials with the rest of our Sunday School teachers. Please
contact me at pam_osial@yahoo.com.



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Summertime Bible Lessons

What can bugs teach children about Jesus? More than you think! In "Buggie
For Jesus - I'm a BEE-liever", children will learn important Bible truths
using hands-on buggie crafts, games, lessons, and yummy devotions. Great
for summer lessons, mid-week or a refreshing change of pace during the
Sunday School hour! Learn more in the Curriculum Creatives store at:

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9) Need Used Materials

Hi my name is Tammy, and I take part in our children's church and would
love to receive anything that you might have, we have different ages but
right now everyone is pretty much within the age groups of 6 thru 13. 
Please email me back and let me know if you still have these materials, or
if you have any other ideas.
God Bless You

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10) Need Used Materials

I would love to have your used materials.  Please e-mail me and I will
e-mail you with my mailling address.  My e-mail address is
pgcline@hotmail.com.  Thanks.

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11) Need Used Materials

How do I get in touch with Carol?  I would love to have her materials.  We
are a new church (17months old) and just moved into our new building and
money is tight. 
Thank you so much,

Jaye Pearce
Christian Ed Director
Appomattox Anglican Church

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12) Need Used Materials

Could you please let Carol know that I have a lady in my church that has
the little ones and has to buy her own things and could use these things
that she had talked about. She could send them to Amy Culverhouse 200
Veraruz  Jackson,Michigan 49203. Thank you.Joelene from Mich.

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