Winter Family Faith Formation – Jan 2
Join us each week as a family to celebrate all God has for us in the New Year!
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 with a Welcome Video from Miss Renee
Share in some faith practices of worship together!
Shine a Light: Light a candle and say “May God light the way this new year!”
Sing Together: Advent Song
Sing the Emmanuel song or another Christmas song that you like because it’s the 9th day of Christmas so it’s still Christmas!
Make an Offering: How will you make an offering today? Grades 1-4 are collecting offerings to go to ELCA Good Gifts. We like to pick out animals for long lasting food stability. Anyone can donate at goodgifts.elca.org
Read the Bible Together
Spark Story Bible – Jesus’ Baptism pg 224
Or watch the Holy Moly Story Video
Talk About It!
Happy New Year! How did you celebrate? What was your favorite part of 2021? What are you looking forward to in 2022?
Our Bible story this week takes a little leap in time to Jesus’ baptism. His looks a little different than the one you probably had. He was baptized in a river by his cousin John. And when He came out of the water the skies opened up and everyone there heard God’s voice say “This is My Son with whom I am well pleased.”
What was your baptism like? Ask your grown ups to show you pictures, maybe find your candle. Ask them what theirs was like. No matter how different they all may be, we all have one thing in common with Jesus. It was a time God welcomed us as His child and said He is well pleased with us. We became part of God’s family.
So this new year, talk about how can we celebrate being part of God’s family? How can be helpers with the rest of God’s family?
Digging deeper: Has your family ever made new years resolutions? Talk about one resolution you can make all together and make a plan for how you work on it this year.
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.
New Years Coloring Sheet:
Download a coloring sheet HERE
and talk about all you’re hopeful for in this new year.
Star from Afar: Today is the 9th Day of Christmas! How is your journey with your 3 kings going? Here is today’s blessing:
Today’s Blessing “The Blessing of Good News”:
Twinkling Good new makes you happy
From your head down to your toes
And Christmas brings the greatest news
This is how it goes:
Jesus, born to be our King
Brough God’s love down to Earth
Now the world is filled with joy
To celebrate His birth!
“Dear God, I’m so glad to be celebrating Jesus, the joy of the whole earth! Amen.”
Bless Each Other
At the end of your time, give each other a special blessing to remember one of God’s promises.
Remember your baptism by wetting your finger and drawing a cross on each other’s foreheads, then say “You are a child of God!”