Winter Family Faith Formation – January 31
Join us each week as a family to celebrate the New Year with stories of 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!
Start by picking a Welcome Video from Miss Karla for Grades 1-4
or Miss Renee for littles-Kindergartners or watch both!
Share in some faith practices of worship together!
Shine a Light: Light a candle or find a flashlight. Take turns saying, “Jesus shows the way.”
Littles – “I Have Decided To Follow Jesus” & “Give A Little Love Away”
Grades 1-4 – (Learn this song on Karla’s video.) Jesus, my friend. Jesus, my friend. We see you helping again and again
Make an Offering: How will you make an offering today?
Read the Bible Together
Read this week’s God’s Great Story in the children’s Bible for you child’s age.
Spark Story Bible – Jesus Heals pg 230
Bible – Luke 6:1-16
Talk About It!
Have fun asking question for all your family members!
What do you call it what you get hurt? An ouchy, a boo boo, a whoopseedoodle? What makes it feel better?
We are still in the season of Epiphany! Epiphany means to reveal, or show. In today’s reading Jesus shows us how to follow God’s way by healing people. I can’t heal people the same way Jesus did, but I can thank the doctors and nurses who heal people, and I can make choices to keep myself healthy, and I can help heal those who are sad or lonely by doing kind things for them. We can also help heal the planet by recycling and using less water, electricity, plastic, etc. What are your favorite ways of keeping people, pets and the planet healthy? What is one way you haven’t tried yet?
Dig Deeper: In this week’s reading, Jesus disagreed with the Pharisees, (they were leaders who studied the laws). He didn’t fight with them, he asked questions: “Did you read what King David did?” (vs.3) “Is it more lawful to save life or destroy it?” (vs. 9) There are many disagreements in our world. Let’s follow Jesus example and keep asking questions about what is right and what follows God’s plans.
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: Play and Pray! Make the salt dough from your January kit, (you can color it with food coloring if you like), or grab some “Play-Doh”. Enjoy squishing, rolling, sculpting, or making handprints in it. As you play, thank God for your amazing hands!
Hooray for Hands! Try doing these five things with your hands today: Sharing, Encouraging, Creating, Communicating, Hugging . For example: pass a toy, give a high-five, help make the dinner, dial a special phone number, and snuggle up!
“God of healing, thank you for all of the people you put in our lives to help heal our minds, hearts and bodies. Give us the courage to be healers too. We love you, God. Amen”
Bless Each Other
At the end of your time, give each other a special blessing to remember one of God’s promises.
Put a bandaid on each other’s hand and say “Thanks for healing with God’s love!”