Winter Family Faith Formation – Feb 19
Join us each week as well follow and celebrate the life of Jesus!
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!
Share in some faith practices of worship together!
Shine a Light: Light a candle and say “Jesus is the light of the world!”
Sing Together: 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. (Think of 3 more things you are grateful for and insert them in the song.)
Offering: What would you like to give as an offering to today?
Pray together: Give thanks for three things and/or recite the Lord’s Prayer together
Read the Bible Together
Read this week’s God’s Great Story in the children’s Bible for you child’s age.
Matthew 17:1-9 / Spark Bible: The Transfiguration
Talk About It!
Have fun asking question for all your family members!
In the Transfiguration story, Jesus took friends up the mountain and had such a special experience that they didn’t want to come back down. When have you had a “mountain top” experience? Maybe you worked really hard for something and you were extremely proud of yourself when you reached your goal. Maybe helping someone else made you feel so great!
Share and celebrate those moments! Ask Jesus to help you remember them when the hard times come.
Digging Deeper (great topics for Upper Elementary): Consider the themes of Epiphany… the special starlight that showed the Wisemen the way to Jesus and God’s voice speaking from the sky after Jesus was baptized. Transfiguration also has a special bright light and the voice of God speaking out loud from the sky. It reminds us again that Jesus is incredibly important and he was sent to lead us. How does God show you the way? How do you “hear” God’s voice?
Pick activities to do together!
Activity 1: Act it out! Pretend you are working hard at climbing up a mountain. Squint your eyes when the bright light comes. Hide your face when you hear the voice of God. Peek out when Jesus taps you and see that everything is back to normal. Talk to someone about God’s amazing promises to always love us and always be with us.
Activity 2: Change game: Choose someone in the family to be “it”. Take a good look at them. Then send them out of the room to change something about their appearance, (take off one sock, move a barrette from one side of their hair to the other, push up your sleeves, etc.) Invite them back in and see if anyone can spot the change!
“Dear God, thank you for showing us how truly special Jesus is. Help us to follow his light and listen to your voice. Amen“
Bless Each Other
At the end of your time, give each other a special blessing to remember one of God’s promises.
Make your heads twinkle like shining and say “Jesus shines in me and Jesus shines in you!“