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  • NEW FOR 2018 CHRISTMAS! (We are so excited!) PRESENTING....

    SLEEP IN HEAVENLY PEACE is an on stage, really fun program for the littlest children among us.  Preschool, Kindergarten....any young group can present this unique Jesus story from Bethlehem with great ease and little rehearsal!  Want to know the secret?  The children get to hold cut out masks up to their little faces while they become part of the story. No Memorization.   Yes!  Go check it out in our online catalog!!!  Order printed copy to be shipped or instant download (save time and s/h cost) at www.cemlife.com  We are so excited! STEALING CHRISTMAS...FROM HERE TO ETERNITY!  Easy on stage all...

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  • SIMPLY SUNDAY SCHOOL! A PAPER BAG EASTER...NEW!

    NEW FOR 'SIMPLY SUNDAY SCHOOL'!  A fun 4 week Easter series for kids of all ages. Choose a quick, easy, activity filled month set aside to tell the story of One Week in the Life of Jesus.  Each week features an Opening with Funny skits (Emmaus Friends), Bible Time (His Last Week), Paper Crafts (Make and Take) and Paper Bag Snacks (Treats to Eat)  Surprise your group with Jesus' Resurrection story and fun paper stuff to do! Lively, inexpensive, colorful, funny, inspiring.  Who imagined the humble Paper Bag could be so much fun in Sunday School....or Children's Church! 'SIMPLY SUNDAY...

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  • 2018--HERE WE COME!

    Thank you for being our wonderful customers!  Through the years YOU have enjoyed the creations of our small company in Western Pennsylvania that loves providing Christian events for children, teens and grown ups.  We feel honored to speak to you on the phone and hear from you in the mail.  PIctures and videos of your efforts make our day!  THANK YOU!   2018 is going to feature some fun events.  From a new SIMPLY SUNDAY SCHOOL series of four week holiday themes to a Spring Banquet and much more, we want you to be entertained while providing the reassuring message of...

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  • Christmas IS Cancelled...It's The Gospel Truth!

    Well, not really.  No one can cancel Christmas.  It's coming fast no matter what we think.  Give the audience a "behind the scenes" peek at our chaotic Christmas preparations.  In fact, it becomes so chaotic that our narrator finally announces "Christmas IS Cancelled"!  What happens next is a wonder to behold.  No matter how dark the world, how confused the people, how discouraged the church, Christmas comes because it's Jesus, always Jesus! Easy To Prepare for everyone young and old.  No memorization (unless you want to).  The Bethlehem story unfolds in bits and pieces helped by a friendly, all knowing...

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  • IT IS JULY BUT CHRISTMAS IS COMING!

    Folks across the country are surprising us.  They are getting ready for Christmas 2017 right now!  Calls and web orders are flowing in.  We are ready!  Want to know a secret?  BRAND NEW CHRISTMAS PROGRAM COMING SOON!   It is "Christmas Is Cancelled...It's The Gospel Truth"!  Pull down the CATALOG list and finding Christmas Programs and the title.  Not yet!  Soon!  Want a pre order?  Call Ellen:  1.888.236.5433 or email:  ellen@cemlife.com   Things are in a tizzy in our offices as we retool for the fall and Christmas season.  Visit often and see what we are up to!  New stuff,...

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  • UPSY DAISY ~ SPRING BANQUET 2017!

    UPSY DAISY   HE LOVES ME ~ HE LOVES ME LOTS! "I'd rather have daisies in my hair than diamonds around my neck." A Daisy Spring Banquet!  Our fun event is a blend of homespun wisdom, sentimental memories and a touch of humor.  Create a fresh flowery evening of fun, faith, food and festivity for females (How's that for memorable alliteration?)   Check out our easy banquet planner in our online catalog... read only version  to give you a boost.  Then choose our instant download and save time, shipping, handling or order to be shipped USPS Priority Mail. We will...

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  • Lighting The Way 'Til The Kingdom Comes!

    Browsing CLOSE ENCOUNTERS MINISTRIES web site can be a fun way to spend a few minutes.  Choosing one of our events for your gang is one way we can help you tell Jesus' story in exciting, fun, easy ways. Become a leader who searches for ways to teach the amazing stories with our "live it" Vacation Bible School themes.  Bring Christmas and Easter to life on stage with our funny holiday programs.  Create a kid community with CLOSE ENCOUNTERS CLUB.  Don't forget everyone loves a great mystery so pick up a Conley Twin Mystery story to tell aloud with pictures!...

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  • SPRING UP! COMING SOON...Watch For It!

    COMING HERE SOON AS INSTANT DOWNLOADS.  BUT...ORDER TO BE SHIPPED TODAY!  Call our Enthusiastic Ellen at 1.888.236.5433 and chat about your brand new orders of 2017! EASTER!   Get ready for a fun Easter celebration.  SIMPLY EASTER...GIVE ME A SIGN is an Easter program telling the Jesus story with a twist.  So easy!  So meaningful!  All ages (Preschool-Grown Ups) get to tell the Resurrection Story.  $24.99 SPRING BANQUET!    UPSY DAISY!  Of course you want to create an amazing spring banquet for your church gals.   Celebrate the ultimate spring and summer flower, the ever popular DAISY!  Eat-Sing-Talk-Laugh-Pray.  Easy to...

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  • *PANIC!* LATE FOR CHRISTMAS? EASY PEASY & QUICK!!!

    We know!  You forgot.  Time got away from you.  You decided last night that a little program might be fun....NEXT WEEK!   We can help!  Choose one of our easy Christmas programs and adapt it as a fun Reader's Theater with a variety of ages and Christmas Carols.  CHECK OUR STORY TELLER OPTIONS:  Tiptoe To Bethlehem, Hay!, Pocketful of Starlight, Mary Had A Little Lamb...That's My Story and I'm Sticking to It.  Wee Three Kings.  More easy options for full programs:  Chain Reaction, Christmas Presence. Browse our read-only versions here and then....Call Ellen for panic relief!!!!!!!! MERRY CHRISTMAS!  JESUS IS...

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  • WEE THREE KINGS--Preschool Christmas 2016!

    WEE THREE KINGS is the perfect 20 minute preschool Christmas program for your 'wee' ones.  The fun storyteller tells the Bethlehem story with grace and humor.  Costumed little ones take their places in the stable scene.  Let them take to the stage for the first time.  Is there anything sweeter than preschool children in Holy Land costume?  Their eyes sparkle as they get to share Jesus' story.  Lots of familiar melody lyrics with Christmas words are included.  And...add a party to celebrate.  It is time to make holiday memories with the three to five year old gang.  See the entire...

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