Like us on Facebook!   


September 26, 2012 -- Issue #31 - Volume 13


Ideas? Questions? Opinions?

Today's articles are listed, below. When replying, highlight the text that is pertinent to your response, then hit reply. Title your message to reflect the content.

1) Autumn Leaves Craft
2) Devotional: Hurry Up and Wait!
3) Fall Party Games?

4) Review: Ten Commandments Video

The Red Button indicates a teacher who needs your help.


1) Autumn Leaves Craft

"Give thanks to the Lord for he is good. . ." Psalm 118:1

What You Need: photo of child; pattern, copied onto autumn-colored cardstock paper or allow children to sponge paint or color white card stock paper, scissors, tape, glue, magnet.

To get the directions, click on our Holidays & Holy Days Crafts page to find "Autumn Leaves."


2) Devotional: Hurry Up and Wait!

Oh my God, I trust in thee. . .let none that wait on thee be ashamed. Psalm 25:2-3 (KJV)

Are you seeking direction from God, but haven’t received an apparent answer? Do you need a resolution to a problem, but don’t see a way out? Have you been asking God for help, yet feel he remains silent? Are you held captive by your circumstance? In this day of instant answers (thank you internet), we tend to tap our fingers at the microwave. We don’t like waiting. We want what we want when we want it, which is now! And waiting on God can be one of the most difficult challenges in our Christian lives. In today’s Bible verse, David declares his faith in God, “I trust in thee.” And then acknowledges that waiting on God may cause others to ridicule the faithful: Let none that wait on thee be ashamed. 

Has this happened to you? Have you been humiliated, embarrassed, or mocked by friends, coworkers, or family members, for waiting on God? Has the Adversary whispered, “Does God really care?” This makes waiting even more difficult. It can cause us to doubt God’s love and concern for our lives. Our God has all the power in the universe. With a blink of an eye, he could change our circumstance. So why does God make us wait? 

To get the rest of today's devotional, visit the following link:


3) Fall Party Games?

Please share what your children and youth ministry will do this year for your harvest parties. What kinds of activities, games, or lessons do you have planned? 


4) Review: Ten Commandments Video

I wanted to share with everyone how I've been using the Ten Commandments video that recently released. First, I downloaded it to my laptop. Then I hooked it up to a projector, which my church allowed me to use. The kids love the video. The beat is catchy, and the kids learned the commandments quickly. I want to show it every week before lesson time. But last week the projector broke; I wasn't sure what to do. So I put the laptop on a table at the front of the class and showed the video directly from my computer. The kids watched it just fine from the smaller screen. So whether you have a laptop, or a laptop and a projector, the video is a great way for kids to learn the Ten Commandments!

--from SSTN: to watch a video clip, visit the following link:  


Are you receiving the benefits of Premium Support? Learn more...

          Earn extra income, join our Affiliate A-Team

SEARCH for ideas:

SSTN Joining and Posting Guidelines:
Copyright 1997 - 2011 / d.b.a. "S. A. Keith of Creative Imaginations Reproducing in any medium, commercial or noncommercial, is strictly prohibited without prior written permission. SSTN has contributors from all over the world who share their ideas. If you reprint any of the ideas from SSTN, or ChristianCrafters.Com in any medium (websites, magazines, newsletters, etc.), you must contact the submitter, and website for reprint permissions. Any materials used must also include the submitter's name and where the ideas were gleaned from. The opinions expressed or advertisements displayed in the SSTN e-Newsletter are not necessarily endorsed by or any of its affiliates. SSTN reserves the right to edit and or exclude information from the SSTN e-Newsletter.