Summer Family Faith Formation – Aug 14
Join us each week for “Book Club” as we bring to life beloved children’s books and Bible 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!
Watch a reading of this week’s Book Club book!
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!”
Giving Thanks: Sing or say: Thank you God, for giving us life. Thank you God, for giving us life. Thank you God, for giving us life. Right where we are! Alleluia, praise the Lord! Alleluia, praise the Lord! Alleluia, praise the Lord! Right where we are! (Add in your own ideas of things you are thankful for!)
Offering: How can you make an offering today?
Read the Bible Together
Read the Bible: Acts 1:6-1/The Ascension and Pixar’s Up Little Golden Book
Or watch the Holy Moly Video
Talk About It!
- What are some ways to go up in the air? What ways do you like? What way makes you nervous?
Who goes up in our book and Bible story? Did either story go the way people had planned? In “Up” Carl’s finds out the best adventure is sharing love even with new friends. In our Bible story Jesus went up to heaven which was not what the disciples had planned, but they found out their next adventure was sharing God’s love all over the world.
How do you feel when things don’t go as planned? Can you think of a time when things didn’t go right but you found something amazing anyway? I think that’s the same way with sharing God’s love, we think it looks like one thing but God shows us new ways to shine His light. Sometimes we think someone needs us to do something nice for them to cheer them up, but what they ended up needing most was just your company.
Dig Deeper: Read Matthew 28:16-20. What instructions did Jesus give his disciples before he left? How do we live out those instructions today?
Family Activity Choices
Pick activities to do together!
Activity 1: Balloon Ascension Blow up a balloon and draw Jesus on it or just write His name. Then play a game of keep it up and try to not let it touch the ground. Get creative and use a towel or a blanket to bounce it up like a parachute, or try only using your feet.
Activity 2: Cloud Watching As you see different shapes in the cloud, imagine how something that shape could be used to share God’s love.
“Dear God, thank you for Jesus to show us how to share God’s love with everyone. 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 say to each other “Thank you for sharing love!”