Spring Family Faith Formation – May 23
Join us each week as a family to celebrate Eastertide (the time between Easter & Pentecost)!
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!
This week, we encourage you to watch Worship together to be part of the celebration of Nativity becoming a Reconciled in Christ Congregation.
CLICK HERE to livestream @ 9 & 10:30am or watch the archived video anytime.
Share in some faith practices of worship together!
Shine a Light: Make a light (candle, flashlight, light switch) and say, “Jesus is the light of the world!”
Sing Together: The Fruit of the Spirit song
Make an Offering: How will you make an offering today?
Read the Bible Together
Talk About It!
This year we’ve had a lot of fun looking at some of the BIG stories of the Bible. Think back to some of your favorites. All those stories are filled with people who were filled with God’s love and shared it with others through love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. All those things are what the Apostle Paul called “the fruit of the spirit,” which simply means ways God designed in each and everyone of us to share His love. Sometimes it’s super easy, like giving someone a hug is “gentleness”. But sometimes it’s hard, like giving someone else a turn first is “patience”. Where have you seen the fruit of God’s Spirit of love this summer?
Digging deeper: This weekend we’re celebrating that Nativity is now a RIC Congregation, and we aspire to continue the work of welcoming, including, celebrating, and advocating for LGBTQIA+ people in this faith community and the greater church. How does this make you feel? What are some ways your family works towards being welcoming and inclusive?
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: Where have you seen God this past year? Think of something for each color of the rainbow.
- Activity 2: Make a rainbow food, like a fruit salad, veggie pizza or cupcakes to celebrate Nativity becoming a Reconciled in Christ congregation. Click HERE to learn more about RIC “Reconciled in Christ”
- Activity 3: Click HERE to pick a family resources about LGBTQIA+ to learn about together
“Dear God, thank you for showing me love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control all summer! Amen.“
Bless Each Other
At the end of your time, give each other a special blessing to remember one of God’s promises.
It’s still Eastertide, so say “Jesus is risen!” and respond “He is risen indeed!”