Monday, September 28, 2020

Having Fun in This Time of Physical Distancing

(note: Although we are using the term "physical distancing" in this blog article, some may be more familiar with the term "social distancing".)

Do you miss getting together with a group of friends and chatting or playing games in the family room? During quarantine, some of us experienced some isolation after a few months of physical distancing.  How can social connections help us cope with feelings of isolation? Connecting with friends is a great way to cope amidst this pandemic.

Have you experienced the benefits of giving your time as a Zoom-host? Organizing social gatherings by Zoom or other video conferencing apps can be stressful, especially when you are trying to think of games that your guest will enjoy. (Oh, and they have to work over a video call. So... maybe not Jenga.)

To help reduce the stress of planning, we put together a list of our top suggestions for spending time the friends.

Monday, September 14, 2020

How to make your cloth mask more protective

Cloth Masks and You

Are you wearing a mask daily? If you work out of the home or go out to buy groceries, you deserve to feel comfy and protected at the same time. With our cloth masks, you get both. Needless to say, our customs/habits have been re-examined when it comes to protecting each other's health and well-being - particularly when it comes to wearing cloth masks.

As Christians, we love and respect life, and we want to take part in the slowing of the spread of COVID-19. Hence, here are some suggestions we found to help protect yourself and those around you.

Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Stay Organized with Bookmarks and Covers

 Stay On Track and Keep Your Book in Good Shape

Vinyl cover with metal corners

We understand that tidiness is important. Our vinyl covers will help you to protect your book from those little accidents that could happen with constant use: coffee or tea spills, sweat from hand … you name it.

Are you excited about starting a new congregation Bible study program? We're sure you are! And if you got our "Pure Worship of Jehovah – Restored at last!" vinyl covers, you might feel like a child ready to start a new school year.

Protective Clear Vinyl Covers for You

vinyl cover with colored trim

We designed two styles: a classy finish with metal corners, or something more contemporary with 7 different colors of trims. Since they are made with clear vinyl you can easily distinguish your book from all the other books on your shelf. With this affordable slip-on cover, you can even tuck your notes inside the pockets.

If you love handcrafted goods or you know someone who does, our beautiful covers make wonderful gifts – hand-sewn with increased durability.

Beautiful Bookmarks to Keep Your Place

If you prefer the touch of paper and do a lot of hand-writing, likely you make hand-written notes to keep track of things. Perhaps you organize your routine with a list. If so, you will love our bookmarks! The bookmarks not only physically mark your place in the book, but they each have space on the back to copy down the study schedule for “Pure Worship of Jehovah – Restored at last!”

Have you thought of buying bookmarks and covers? In these times of resilience, seeing the pictures from nature printed in our “Pure Worship” bookmarks will help boost your energy. We hope the artwork helps you to feel calm and relaxed to enjoy the study program. Let us know on our Facebook or Instagram page which photo you like best. We love to hear from you and your experiences with our products!

Bookmarks


Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Exciting New Assembly Workbooks

Our full-color assembly notebooks have exciting new features!

Even with the best intentions, sometimes it’s hard to concentrate on the assembly program - especially for the little ones. Young and old, we all want to pay attention and get the most out the Circuit Assembly program.

"Rejoice In Jehovah" Workbook

Parents face the same struggles. Therefore, we’re excited to announce our latest “Make Jehovah’s heart rejoice!” and “Rejoice in Jehovah!” notebooks with full-color illustrations throughout. These workbooks serve, not only as a way to help you in your job as an instructor (Deuteronomy 6:7), but also to help children stay immersed in every talk. The cute and colorful drawings are a sure to be a hit! We are confident that children of all ages will love it.

With each new project like this, we think: “How will this activity affect kids’ attention? Could this puzzle be intuitively related to the subject? Is it easy to solve? Is this illustration in keeping with the theme of the talk?” After the many hours of design, we hope you will agree with our assessment. Please comment in the notes below!

We made a little twist in this latest version. Each assembly has its own activity book. With prompts like “Time to apply” and “Time to think,” we hope the youngsters will think about what they learned - in line with the “knowledge check” at the end of each section. We hope these little details help you review the program as a family.

"Make Jehovah's Heart Rejoice" Workbook
Of course, our pre-teens will like the more challenging crosswords and “fill-in phrases,” which are a creative way to remember scriptures related to the talks. Even you parents may wish to complete your own copy! We don’t expect your children to complete every activity. If they don’t finish an activity during the assembly, they can use them as a review later on.

Toddlers will more easily pay attention thanks to the colorful illustrations on every page. What better way to involve their heart! For sure, they will feel the excitement of finding how many times a word is repeated in “The Listening Game” or spotting a good deed as they use their crayons or pencils to “make notes.” This workbook is not designed for small children who need to be kept busy with crossword puzzles, coloring pages, mazes, and activities that encourage them to look around for objects. The workbook’s material is all directly related to the assembly talks to help them follow along without distraction. 

The real success of the book is in how much our children walk away retaining from the program! Furthermore, the assembly activity book gets them to think about personal application. For example some activities feature: “Draw a scene where you are doing a good deed to an elderly brother or sister;” or “Circle the chores you helped your parents with before the assembly; if you didn’t help out, write when you plan to;” or “Draw a picture of yourself facing a difficult test to your faith. What scripture from the talk will help you?” and more. Now your children can see how the talk affects them personally!

Thanks to these creative notebooks, kids will cherish what they’ve learned - for weeks, months, or even years to come. We hope you enjoy them as much as we enjoyed producing them!

Monday, August 17, 2020

Our gift to pioneers everywhere: Free 2020/2021 theocratic pocket planners

The new service year is almost here and our 2020-2021 theocratic pocket planners are ready!

You've probably already read about them on our website (click here).

2020-2021 Pocket Planner

Features:

  • There is a total of 16 months, running from September 2020 to December 2021.
  • Each month has spaces to include your service report for each day.
  • Space is provided for each day of the month to record placements of literature, video viewings, return visits as well as recording your hours in the ministry and Bible studies.
  • Many more great features.

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Workbook Helps Children Focus During Jehovah’s Witnesses “Always Rejoice” Convention

Ministry Ideaz provides a “kids’ convention workbook” for the “Always Rejoice” convention of Jehovah’s Witnesses.

Designed for children between the ages of three and 13, the 2020 workbook consists of 112 pages of listening games for convention talks, crosswords, mazes, notes, keyword charts, and “What I Learned?” exercises. In total, the workbook features around 350 different exercises and activities for kids of varying ages to enjoy during the 2020 Jehovah’s Witnesses convention.

While the convention notebook for kids includes plenty of fun activities, the goal is to help children learn and pay attention to the convention. Each talk has two full pages of activities that keep children engaged and immersed in the content, and many of the activities encourage kids to listen carefully to the talk. Thanks to this focus, the workbook will not distract children from the convention.


Here's what others have said: 

“I love the Kids Convention Workbooks I ordered for my daughters and my niece and nephews. Thank you so much for updating them to include a living room as a location for our convention as we will all be viewing our convention from our homes this year! I thought that was a thoughtful addition! The rest of the workbook looks amazing and I look forward to seeing them all filled up this summer!” (anonymous online shopper)

“These are great!! My kids can hardly wait until we start watching the convention to use them!! They are going to be a lifesaver to have especially this year since we’re viewing the program from home. I would definitely buy them again. ”  Lacee D

“Thank you guys for your hard work! Since the quarantine, I have been thinking of ways I can encourage the friends without, of course, gathering together. The kids convention notebooks and other items I'm sure will help to bring a smile to their faces. I appreciate that your items are economically priced as well, helps me to stretch my money in order to do the most good. Thank you guys!” - Aurea



Over the years, the kids’ convention notebooks have been well-received. Adults love that they keep their children busy and focused on the convention. Further, they find them much easier to deal with than spending the money and ink to print out workbooks from home. You can download a free sample of the notebook here: Kids' convention workbook sample

Friday, May 22, 2020

“Always Rejoice" Regional Convention Supplies

Convention season is upon us, and we’re sure that you are super excited to attend the 8 sessions of the convention right from your own home. Have you ordered your Convention supplies yet?

Fun Convention pens

For the young and young-at-heart. These convention pens are sure to add an extra bit of fun to your note taking and adorable gifts for your friends (old and new). Better yet, they work on paper and tablets. Also available is the combo pen + highlighter + stylus
Pen and stylus for convention of Jehovah's Witnesses
Fun styluses for the regional convention
Pen stylus highlighter for Always Rejoice Convention
Pen stylus highlighter for Always Rejoice Convention


Notebooks

Notebooks, are a special keepsake to remember this exciting occasion and keep your notes filed away for years to come. Also available, notebooks specially designed for kids! As always, the talk titles are pre-written for your convenience.

Kids notebook for the 2020 Always Rejoice Convention
Kids notebook for the 2020 Always Rejoice Convention

Take notes with a 2020 Convention Notebook for Jehovah's Witnesses
Take notes with a 2020 Convention Notebook for Jehovah's Witnesses


Lapel Pins

These classy little pins feature the 2020 Regional Convention theme “Always Rejoice”.  Choose from a variety of colors, and order a couple extra to give to friends.

Magnets

Do you like fun little keepsakes? Purchase a fridge magnet for yourself and your friends as a reminder of the encouraging Convention theme.



Where will you be attending your Regional Convention this year?  Comment below!