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SSTN # 6 - January 20, 2005

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1) Cutesy Crafts
2) Twelve Days of Christmas Song?
3) Youth 12-16?
4) Bulletin board ideas

Sample Lessons...download them today!

5) Trinity and Ice Cream?
6) Women's Ministry Bell Skit?
7) Valentine's banquet?
8) India Missions Ideas?
9) Creative Challenge item?

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1) Cutesy Crafts

>but I'd like to see more about how the Lord
>has lead these ministers to reach His children instead
>of how many ways to make tongues of fire.

Just a comment about this comment:

Jesus, teacher par excellence, used many different, innovate ways of
teaching his followers.   He told funny stories, made extreme
comparisons, used visual aids such as "consider the lilies of the
field", etc.as well as serious discourses.   And what could have been
more dramatic, less calm, than the day of Pentecost!    (There are of
course dozens of other dramatic stories throughout the Bible which have
been perserved and retold for centuries to engage the attention of
people to a deeper truth.  Children learn through life experiences,
their own and other peoples, and they all learn a little differently.  
At one time children learned by being beaten until they became "perfect"
- I hope that time is gone forever.   I for one am glad that I had  the
opportunity (and I am 64 years old) not only of learning formally and
seriously about the love of God and the saving grace of Jesus but also
through many and varied experiences, some "entertaining, energising and
exciting", through "crafts, games and gimmicks", some "calm and
meaningful", to absorb the truth and own it for myself .
Helen in Adelaide.

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2) Twelve Days of Christmas song?

I am looking for the song that goes to "The Twelve Days of Christmas"
(seven days of creation.  I read it on this website and now I can't find
it.  I was wanting to put it in my file to use next year.
Thank you,

--from SSTN: if it was in a past issue of SSTN, you can do a word search
locate it at:  http://christiancrafters.com/archives.html 

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3) Youth 12-16?

I love the site and enjoy the newsletter. I teach high school students and
also am youth leader at my church. do you have any ideas appropriate for
youth group . kids age 12 to 16.  thanks
riva lake babtist

--from SSTN: thank you, Connie. Many of the ideas in the site are
appropriate for this age group. I also suggest you visit our Bookstore,
Christian education section for more great resources:
http://www.christiancrafters.com/bookstore.html  .

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4) Bulletin board ideas

Thank you Connie so much for the bulletin board website. 
I've found it to be what I need.

--from SSTN: you can find more bulletin board ideas by search our archives

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Sample Lessons....download them today!

"Lion Bites" from "Super Heroes of the Bible":

"Alpha & Omega Relays" from "His Name Shall Be Called...":

"No Other gods" from "God's Top Ten":

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5) Trinity and Ice Cream?

Sometime ago I found a yummy lesson for teaching the mistery of Holy
Trinity -Napolitan Ice Cream: Vanilla, Chocolate and Strawberry. And I
remember that each flavor "represents" one Divine person. I can not find
it any more. If some body could help me on this, I will really appreciate
Thank you
God Bless
Rosa Elena

--from SSTN: in the archives: http://christiancrafters.com/archives.html 
Type "Neapolitan" into the search box.

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6) Women's Ministry Bell Skit?

Hi. I am looking for a skit to do at a Women's Ministry Banquet. I
recently attended a conference where the ladies did a skit pretending to
be young children in a bell chior preparing for a performance. It was
hilarious! Has anyone done one similar? I'd like some ideas on how to
prepare one. Thanks and God Bless!

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7) Valentine's banquet?

hi, Sarah  i would like to know if anyone has ideas or suggestions for a
Valentine's banquet that we are going to do at our church? this will be
for couples only and in the past we have dinner and then have a trivia
type game with the men vs. women and would like some new ideas. could
anyone help? thanks, Gduran1217@aol.com

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8) India Missions Ideas?

After listening to Caedmon's Call's latest CD, I think it would be fun to
do a missions emphasis on India and the untouchable (Dalit) peoples.   
I know there are a lot of creative Sunday School teachers out there!  Any
ideas for decorating my classroom, crafts, or snacks?  We would be
learning about India from information on the Dalit Freedom Network
website, and Voice of the Martyrs. 
Thanks, you guys!
Trish in Nebraska

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9) Creative Challenge item?

Please add paper plates to the list.  They are so cheap and there are so
many ideas you can make with them!

--from SSTN: OK SSTN, what great ideas do you have for paper plates in
ministry? Send your ideas and have them added to the Creative Challenge

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