Winter Family Faith Formation – Jan 28
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!
January Welcome Video
Enjoy this delightful Holy Moly video!
Share in some faith practices of worship together!
Shine a Light: Light a candle and sing
This little light of mine, I’m gonna let it shine! This little light of mine, I’m gonna let it shine! This little light of mine, I’m gonna let it shine! Let it shine! Let it shine! Let it shine!
Offering: How can you make an offering today?
Give Thanks: Name three things you are thankful for and sing Thank You God
Read the Bible Together
Read this week’s God’s Great Story in the children’s Bible for your child’s age.
Spark Story Bible – The Disciples
Talk About It!
Have fun asking question for all your family members!
What are things that you follow? Who do you like to follow?
Today we’re doing a little rewind to chapter 1 of Mark to when Jesus asks people to follow Him. In the story, there were people just going about their daily life. Then Jesus came along and invited them to drop what they were doing and follow Him. Do you think it was easy for them to just stop what they were doing? I do like doing that, do you? But sometimes, when God needs up to learn about His love and share it with others, it’s not always the most convenient time. Have you ever been playing and you see your sibling needing help. Is it easy to stop playing and offer help, nope! But when you do, doesn’t it make you feel so good to see them happy, yep! (Check out the “Duck Cake” episode of Bluey for a great example of this!)
Jesus called the people following Him disciples, which just simply means a follower of Jesus. How can you be a follower of Jesus this week?
Digging Deeper (great topics for Upper Elementary): What are some other names you can think of for people who follow Jesus? Make a list and then Google them and learn a little bit of their meaning & history. If you got to pick which one to be called, what would it be?
Activity #1: Plan follow the leader! Use obstacles or even blindfolds to make it more difficult. Then talk about how it felt to lead and follow.
Activity #2: Blessing fish! Have everyone take a handful of Goldfish crackers (or any crackers you have at home) and share a blessing that following Jesus has brought them.
“Dear Jesus, thank you for calling me to follow you. Help me to listen for when you call and always be ready to share Your love. Amen.“
Bless Each Other
At the end of your time, give each other a special blessing to remember one of God’s promises.
Pretend to hook someone with a fishing pole and reel them in. Say “come follow Jesus with me!”