Fall Family Faith Formation – Oct 3 & 4
Join us each week as a family to have fun together with 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!
Start by picking a Welcome Video from Miss Leah for Grades 1-4
or Miss Renee for littles-Kindergartners or watch both!!
Share in some faith practices of worship together!
Shine a Light: Light a candle or find a flashlight. Take turns saying, “Jesus is the light of the world!”
Sing Together: This little light of mine, I’m gonna let it shine!
Make an Offering: How will you make an offering today? An offering is not always money. You can also offer your time, support, or creativity to improve the lives of others.
Littles Sing Together: Watch the Welcome Video to learn a Squiggle song!
Read the Bible Together
Read this week’s God’s Great Story in the children’s Bible for you child’s age.
Frolic Bible (received at Baptism) “Baby Moses”
Spark Story Bible (received at 3 years old) pick any story about Moses starting on page 68
Bible (Adventure Bibles received in 3rd Grade) Exodus 12:26-36
or for a gentler retelling of the Passover story, try this blogpost: http://www.raceconscious.org/2015/04/a-passover-story-for-my-three-year-old/
3 Year Olds and 3rd Graders will receive their New Bibles as part of our Milestone Ministry this fall.
Talk About It!
Have fun asking question for all your family members!
Moses’ life is a BIG story with lots of ups and downs. What have been some of the ups and downs in your family’s story?
Through all of Moses’ ups and downs, God never leaves him. How has God been there with your family?
Today’s story of Moses focus on the Passover. What do you think the Egyptian people thought of the plagues?
Dig Deeper:What problems, diseases, and natural disasters plague us and God’s creation today? When you think of some examples of these “modern plagues,” pray for ways we can work with God toward wholeness and peace for all people.
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 – Moses Leaf Pile: Click HERE to tell the story of Moses with a leaf pile together as a family!
Activity 2 – Passover Traditions: Read about unique Passover traditions. https://pjlibrary.org/beyond-books/pjblog/april-2020/how-passover-is-celebrated-around-the-world
Activity 3 – Heavy Pillowcase: Romanian Jewish families make Passover interactive. To remember that “We were slaves to Pharaoh in Egypt,” Jewish families in Romania fill a pillowcase with heavy objects and carry it around the table, with each person at the seder (a special Passover meal) taking a turn. Try this with your family. Remind each other that you can help carry the burdens of others.
Activity 4 – God Will Never “Leaf” Me Craft: Pick some leaves and use the craft supplies in the Oct Faith Formation Kit to make a reminder that God never leaves us.
“Dear God, I trust You to stay with me through all the ups and downs of life. Amen.”
Bless Each Other
At the end of your time, give each other a special blessing to remember one of God’s promises.
Throw some leaves up in the air and say “God will never leave you!”