Winter Family Faith Formation – Jan 14


Winter Family Faith Formation – Jan 14

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

Worship Together

Share in some faith practices of worship together!

Shine a Light: Light a candle and sing This Little Light of Mine and We Shall Overcome

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 you child’s age.

Spark Story Bible – The Wisemen
Mark 2:1-12

Talk About It!

Have fun asking question for all your family members!

Talk About It: Jesus was speaking to a big crowd of people. Have you ever been in a big crowd? What was that like? How did the friends of the paralyzed man help him? Did Jesus heal the paralyzed man right away? Why not?

Dig Deeper: Lots of people came to listen to Jesus teach. People wanted to hear what Jesus had to say, and sometimes he said surprising things. In our story today, Jesus told the paralyzed man, “Your sins are forgiven,” before healing him. Lots of people came to listen to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr speak, too. Why? What are some important things that Martin Luther King said and did? (messages of peace, justice, non-violence, humanity, equal rights, inclusion) How does this compare to things Jesus said and did?

Family Activity

Activity 1: Draw a cartoon Martin Luther King Follow along with the super fun step-by-step instructions on art hub. Parents of very young children might want to do the drawing and let the young child color it. How To Draw Cartoon Martin Luther King Jr. When you have finished, add a speech bubble with a favorite MLK quote. Here are a few options:

Darkness cannot drive out darkness, only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate, only love can do that.

True peace is not merely the absence of tension; it is the presence of justice.

Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.

I have a dream… 

Out of the mountain of despair, a stone of hope

Activity 2: Take a tour of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Watch a four-minute video of the memorial amidst the cherry blossoms of Washington, DC. See if you can spot one of the quotations listed above. Discuss what this means to you. Martin Luther King, Jr Memorial (4K Ultra HD) | Washington DC, USA

Pray Together

Dear God, thank you for good leaders like Jesus and Martin Luther King, Jr. Help us to follow their examples of peace, justice, and inclusion. Amen.”

Bless Each Other

At the end of your time, give each other a special blessing to remember one of God’s promises.

Make sleeping hands next to your head and say “dream big!”