Fall Family Faith Formation – Nov 6


Fall Family Faith Formation – Nov 6

Join us each week to explore and experience God’s Great Stories!

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 Video

Worship Together

Share in some faith practices of worship together!

Shine a Light: Turn on a book light or reading lamp and say, “Jesus is the light of the world!”

Sing together:  When the Saints Go Marching In

Offering: How can you make an offering today?

Pray together: Give thanks for three things and/or recite the Lord’s Prayer together

Read the Bible Together

John 14:1-4
Spark Story Bible God’s House or Frolic Book I Can Help

Talk About It!

Did you celebrate Halloween? Did you wear a costume? Did you light a bonfire or a candle? Did you eat apples? Halloween is a combination of Celtic, Ancient Roman, and Christian traditions that we celebrate on October 31.

  • Did you celebrate All Saints Day? It’s ok if you didn’t, we can celebrate today. Do you know what All Saints Day is? It’s a day in the church, on or around November 1, when we remember and honor people who have died. At Nativity, we light candles to remember our loved ones who have died.
  • How do you feel knowing that there is a place in God’s house for you?
  • What do you imagine your room in Heaven will look like?

Digging Deeper (great topics for Upper Elementary): How does the life cycle of a deciduous tree compare to our lives on earth and our lives with God? How does planting bulbs (like tulips) symbolize life and death?

Family Activity Choices

Pick activities to do together!

Activity 1: Leaf Appreciation Go for a walk or just out to your yard looking for fall leaves. Save the ones that catch your attention. Show someone and tell them why you chose those leaves. None is perfect, but each is special and unique, just like people.

Activity 2: Light Candles Light candles for some important people in your life. You can choose to celebrate those who have died or those who are still living. Say, “God, thank you for_____.” Share a memory about someone you love who has died. For example, my Uncle Randy took me to the Farmers Market in Madison, WI to sell butterfly plants with him.

Pray Together

Dear God, thank you for all the saints. We pray for all of them today, trusting that your love is big enough for all of us. Amen.

Bless Each Other

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

Make a “light” with your finger and say “Thanks for letting your light shine!”