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Getting Ready for Christmas with Kids

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A discussion about engaging young families in the Christmas story, including a focus on CTA’s The Story of the Christmas Tree line of products.

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Guests: Susan Cutshall and Julie McDonald. Both women are children’s ministry leaders whose responsibility covers birth to fifth grade. Susan serves in Lexington, KY, and has been serving for 28 years. Julie serves in Augusta, GA, and has been serving for 25 years.

Introduction: A discussion about engaging young families in the Christmas story, including a focus on CTA’s The Story of the Christmas Tree line of products

Show Notes:  

  • Events and ministry needs covered around the Christmas season
    • Large family event with a mission project
    • Gifts for volunteers
    • Advent tie-ins with children’s messages and lessons
    • Sharing Christmas story in Sunday school, children’s church, and midweek programs
    • Resources for parents
  • CTA’s The Story of the Christmas Tree line—including the Felt Tree and Story Book—directly connects the traditional Christmas tree with the story of Jesus’ birth
    • 3-foot-tall felt Christmas tree with 34 layered-felt ornaments from the Christmas story
    • Coordinating 16-page softcover book
    • Will work in a variety of ministry situations—no two ministries are exactly the same!
    • Leader’s Event Set includes
      • Softcover children’s book
      • Downloadable Digital Event Guide for community Christmas party or Sunday school event
      • Felt Christmas Tree with large ornaments
      • Children’s Ornament Set
    • Free digital resource pack (Item #SCT22REPK)
  • Where to use these items
    • Sunday school
    • Mother’s Day Out program
    • Church family event (or outreach event)—use as door prizes
    • “Happy Birthday, Jesus” party
    • Children’s church
    • Telling and retelling the story—for both teachers and children
    • Multigenerational opportunities, teens and preteens
      • Assisted-living centers
      • Homeless shelters
    • Making a difference for families when the items “go home”
      • Easily connect their own tree to the one in the book and the one in the classroom
      • See that the pieces of their own nativity set are the same ones on the tree
      • Helping make the connection between church lessons and home discussions
      • A ready-to-use resource for parents
    • Perennial favorite products from CTA – Christ to All
      • Ornament of Faith®
      • Backpacks and backpack tags
      • Seasonal gifts with Christ-centered messages
      • Softcover and hardcover books
      • Activity books (two age levels)
      • Crafts
      • Dog tags (with free, downloadable sheets for parents)
      • Remembering My Someone Special, a grief book for children



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