Fall Family Faith Formation – Nov 21


Fall Family Faith Formation – Nov 21

Join us each week as a family to celebrate the fun of fall with some of the BIG stories of the Bible!

Pick from watching our Welcome Videos, Worship Together, Reading the Bible, Talk About It, Family Activities, Pray Together and Bless Each Other – or do them all!

Welcome Videos

Start with a Welcome Video from Miss Leah

Worship Together

Share in some faith practices of worship together!

Shine a Light: Turn on a lamp or flick on a light switch and say “Let there be light! And God said it was good!”

Sing Together:“If You’re Grateful and You Know It” and “Away in a Manger”

Make an Offering: How can you be an offering this week?

Read the Bible Together

Isaiah 9:6-7
Spark Story Bible – A Child Called Immanuel, pg 162

Talk About It!

Have you ever gotten good news about something that is going to happen? Maybe you’re going to take a trip, or have visitors, or get a new dishwasher (or toy or pet). A prophecy tells ahead of time what is going to happen in the future. Both Isaiah 9:6-7 and “A Child Called Immanuel” are prophecies about Jesus, told about 700 years before Jesus was born! Would you believe it if someone told you a child would be king? Would you believe it if that child king was God coming to be with us? That is what Immanuel means…God with us.

Digging deeper: What are you grateful for? I am grateful that God is with us. I am grateful that I can see God’s love at work in the world. I am grateful for Isaiah’s words of comfort, especially “and the government will be upon his (Jesus’) shoulders.” What does this mean? Does this mean Jesus will give the president and all our elected leaders a piggyback ride? Of course not! It means we can lean on Jesus. Jesus can shoulder our burdens, lend us strength, and show us a better way of doing things. Jesus heals, renews, feeds, rescues, and restores. Jesus spreads peace and justice, and he calls on us to do the same. We can start by recognizing our blessings and doing acts of gratitude.

Family Activity Choices

Pick activities to do together! Supplies are provided in our Monthly At-Home Kits you picked up at our drive thru events or ask to have delivered to your home. 

Activity 1: I’m Grateful for You Card You can print out the attached pdf or make your own thank you card with the simple message “I am grateful for you because…” Then share your card with the person you made it for.

Activity 2: Gratitude Scavenger Hunt Print off the attached pdf or create your own Gratitude Scavenger Hunt. Walk around your house and neighborhood and snap some pics of things you are grateful for. Some ideas: Find something that you love in your room. Find something that you are grateful for in nature. Find something that has an enjoyable smell. Find something that makes a beautiful sound. Find something that entertains you.

Activity 3: Handel’s Messiah Dance and Freeze/Musical Chairs Pull up a recording of “For Unto Us a Child Is Born” from Handel’s Messiah and play Dance and Freeze or Musical Chairs.

Pray Together

“Dear God, thank you for all you bless us with. Help us to see things see your blessings everywhere and thank you always. Amen.”

Bless Each Other

At the end of your time, give each other a special blessing to remember one of God’s promises.

Give each other a hug and and say “Thank you for being a blessing!”