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Sunday school revamps online to ease Coronavirus fear in kids

The coronavirus pandemic can be tough on young children, but creative ways to share Sunday School lessons are making it easier. Brian Kaylor didn’t realize how the pandemic was emotionally impacting his ...

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Ballparks of America in Branson gearing up for youth baseball season

A baseball game or visit to Branson, Mo. is a summer highlight for many families across the Midwest. As coronavirus restrictions are eased, folks with cabin fever soon may be able to ...

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Captivating ‘Dude Perfect’ documentary looks behind popular G-rated comedy

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It’s not wise to let your children watch something without screening it first, but — thankfully — there may be a few exceptions. For example: Dude Perfect. This quintet of basketball trick ...

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4 Christian companies offering free streaming and video in April

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If your only definition of streaming is “Netflix,” then April is a great time to try something new. That’s because multiple family-friendly services — including four of the best ones — are ...

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Child Evangelism Fellowship provides online tools for explaining pandemic to children

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The ongoing coronavirus epidemic is hard enough for adults to comprehend, much less children. Child Evangelism Fellowship is providing online help with conversing with children about such troubling situations as the coronavirus ...

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‘Pandemic’ documentary is an eerie must-watch during the current crisis

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The best new entry to the Netflix lineup is a documentary series that won’t leave you laughing or even cheering — although it’s so engrossing that you might binge it until the ...

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Child Evangelism Fellowship looking for summer volunteers

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Warmer temperatures are a reminder that summer vacation from school is right around the corner. Child Evangelism Fellowship is looking for volunteers to help share God’s word with local youth. Several options ...

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‘Lego Masters’ and ‘Run the Race’ lead streaming lineup

The lego is more common in my house than, well … food and clothes. Perhaps that’s not surprising, since I have two boys who are crazy about Star Wars and superheroes — ...

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‘Night on Earth’ leads ‘5 Family-Friendly Things’

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Most nature documentaries film their animal subjects during the daytime. That way, the filmmaker can easily capture the unique characteristics and exquisite colors of the animals — and the viewer at home ...

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New book ‘Mascot on a Mission’ shares the adventures of KC Wolf

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Dan Meers has brought fun and excitement to gamedays at Arrowhead Stadium for more than three decades as KC Wolf. Away from the field, he has brought hope, encouragement and inspiration to ...

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Reading more in 2020 offers wide-ranging benefits

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A popular New Year’s resolution is to watch less television and read more books. Reading offers a number of benefits according to a story on Beliefnet. Reading is fun. One of the ...

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Lee’s Summit church pays off lunch debt for all students in district

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Every student in the Lee’s Summit R-7 School District will start the new year with a clean slate on lunch debt, thanks to the generosity of a local church. The Summit Church ...

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‘Home Alone’ and ‘Diehard’ compete for most Googled Christmas movies

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Forget about Christmas carols, Santa Claus and sleigh rides. When choosing Christmas movies, many Americans prefer to watch a film about a kid defending his home against burglars or a terrorist attack ...

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Gospel for Asia brings Christmas hope to Asia’s forgotten children

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Millions of “unwanted” children in Asia crave ”the gift of love and hope” this Christmas. They’ll find that and more thanks to Gospel for Asia (GFA) — as it launches a Christmas ...

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Psychologists resign citing over-diagnosis of childhood gender issues

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Thirty-five leading British psychologists have resigned from government “gender” clinics in the last three years it has been revealed, with many expressing concern over gender transitioning of children. They claim children are ...

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Missouri offers numerous choices for celebrating Christmas season

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Missourians don’t have to travel far to get into the Christmas spirit. The website OnlyInYourState.com offers these suggestions for cities in the Show-Me State. St. Charles celebrates the holidays in a huge ...

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Town collects more Operation Christmas Child boxes than their population

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Children around the world are excitedly opening their Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes thanks to a small farming community that came together. With a population of just 1,300 people, Belle, Missouri did the ...

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“The Star’ animated movie and UPtv offering December’s family-friendly choices

Finding a children’s animated movie about the birth of Christ isn’t easy. In fact, if you’re wanting it to be feature-length — that is, a 90-minute film to watch on family movie ...

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Senators Roy Blunt and Amy Klobuchar take lead in promoting adoption in Congress

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Senators Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) and Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) may be on different sides of the political aisle, but they agree on the importance of promoting adoption. The U.S. Senate unanimously passed their bipartisan ...

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Local pastor seeking donations to make Christmas brighter for children of murder victims

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It would be hard to think of someone facing a more difficult time this Christmas than the children of one of the nearly 200 murder victims in Kansas City this year. A ...

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Our favorite Thanksgiving movies

Can’t move from all the turkey and pumpkin pie? Sit back and enjoy one of our favorite Thanksgiving-themed movies. Available on streaming services like Hulu, Netflix or Amazon Prime, broadcast on cable ...

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Child Evangelism Fellowship offers training sessions for Christmas Party Clubs

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There is no better time to be a child than at Christmas. And there is no better gift than helping a child learn about the true meaning of the holiday. Child Evangelism ...

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Branson is the perfect place to blend two Christmas family traditions

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Traditions are fantastic opportunities for families to grow together and bond with common experiences. Enjoying and creating them becomes even more meaningful when two people combine those traditions in a marriage. My ...

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Slugs and bugs and kids and faith

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Two new books have been released in the popular Christian children’s series Slugs & Bugs. “The Society of Extraordinary Raccoon Society” and “The Society of Extraordinary Raccoon Society on Boasting,” are the latest creations ...

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Proposed Trump administration rule would overturn Obama restrictions on adoption and foster agencies

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Adoption and foster care agencies that receive federal funding would be able to refuse to serve people based on religion, sexual orientation and gender identity under a new rule proposed by the ...

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