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  • Lots of Jesus and a Little Bit of Candy
    Lots of Jesus and a Little Bit of Candy
    09-25-18
    By Alison Zeller Guess how much sugar the average kid eats on October 31? Three cups of sugar! That is crazy, right?! Your fall festival doesn’t have to scream candy, candy, ...
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  • Sweet Relationships - a free devotion for this week's meetings
    Sweet Relationships - a free devotion for this week's meetings
    09-24-18
    There have been many renowned relationships - both real and fictional - throughout human history. Frodo Baggins and Sam Gamgee shared adventures in Middle Earth. Sherlock Holmes and John Watso...
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  • A Sweet Retreat for Fall
    A Sweet Retreat for Fall
    09-19-18
    Pumpkin pie. Apple cake. Cinnamon streusel. Pecan pie cobbler. Are you hungry yet?! These are a few of the sweet treats that make fall what it is - a season filled with delicious desserts! ...
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  • What does Fast Food have to do with Kidmin Volunteers?
    What does Fast Food have to do with Kidmin Volunteers?
    09-18-18
    By Alison Zeller Often, ministry workers are quick to point out how differently they operate than the secular world. Sometimes, though, we miss the inherent similarities. Ministry workers can ...
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  • Everything - a free devotion for this week's meetings
    Everything - a free devotion for this week's meetings
    09-17-18
    By Barry J. Keurulainen Begin by reading 2 Corinthians 5:14–15. Legend has it that a wealthy person stepped into the apostle Paul’s prison cell one day. He was surprised to ...
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  • FREE Download! Pastor Appreciation Prayer Cards
    FREE Download! Pastor Appreciation Prayer Cards
    09-12-18
    October is quickly approaching and that means Pastor Appreciation Month is almost here! You can host a cake and coffee reception, give Pastor a gift card, or surprise your pastor with a specia...
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  • Planning a Fall Festival - 5 Tips for Volunteer Coordinators
    Planning a Fall Festival - 5 Tips for Volunteer Coordinators
    09-11-18
    By Alison Zeller Churches across the country will be hosting fall festivals this year, but not one of these events would be possible without volunteers. Whether they are running the popcorn st...
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  • Take Me to the River - a free devotion for this week's meetings
    Take Me to the River - a free devotion for this week's meetings
    09-10-18
    By Jane Fryar There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God, the holy habitation of the Most High (Psalm 46:4 ESV). Brooks, streams, and rivers crisscross the pages of the Bib...
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  • Fostering Bible Literacy in Your Church
    Fostering Bible Literacy in Your Church
    09-05-18
    By Alison Zeller The statistics are alarming: the majority of Christians today don’t read the Bible. Notice, that didn’t say “Americans” or “unchurched individ...
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  • The Pumpkin Prayer - a free fall festival devotion
    The Pumpkin Prayer - a free fall festival devotion
    09-04-18
    Before you begin, choose one of these two options: Make a paper version of The Pumpkin Prayer pumpkin. Point to its features as you speak. You can use the activity page from the Resource...
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  • Soaring at Work - a free devotion for Labor Day
    Soaring at Work - a free devotion for Labor Day
    09-03-18
    By Tim Wesemann In 2007, the government announced it had taken the bald eagle off the endangered species list. That’s great news! Still, many different plants and animals remain on that ...
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  • 20 Easy Snacks to Serve at Your Fall Festival
    20 Easy Snacks to Serve at Your Fall Festival
    08-29-18
    What’s left on your fall festival planning list? If you’ve got the games and you’ve got the prizes, now you need the food! Here are 20 easy ideas that are sure to please t...
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  • Whooo Are You? - a free devotion for kids
    Whooo Are You? - a free devotion for kids
    08-28-18-
    Pretend I don’t know you. Suppose I asked . . . (point at a specific child and say), “Who are you?” Ask several children this same question, encouraging them to give both t...
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  • Text Me! - a free devotion for this week's meetings
    Text Me! - a free devotion for this week's meetings
    08-27-18
    By Karen Kogler I knew the world had changed the first time someone told me, “Oh, I never check my voicemail. Everyone texts me.” Communication never used to be so complicated...
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  • Pack Your Fall Festival Goodie Bags with CTA!
    Pack Your Fall Festival Goodie Bags with CTA!
    08-22-18
    The kids at your fall festival will be making crafts, collecting candy, winning prizes, and so much more! It’s obvious that they’ll need a bag in order to carry all of their goodie...
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