Faith Activities for Families

 We hope this page will proved you with some resources that are available to families and individuals during this time.  Below you will find a variety of activities and simple ideas for your family.  Maybe there is one thing that might connect with your family in this time.  This list is simply a start for you to use. 
 
The most important thing is that you feel supported and encouraged in this time to grow your faith and to walk with your children in this time.  Just be with them.  Pray with them. Encourage them to share their feelings.
 
Faith formation happens in the home.  Parents are the primary teachers of faith to their children. We walk with you in this time and we hope that some of these resources will provide encouragement and support to simply love your child and talk God’s story with them. Remember, whatever you do will be enough.  God’s grace is with you.
 
Each week a new coloring sheet, activity and video will be posted on this link below: 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Faith & Family Activities 

Our Father Tracing Activity-Click on this link to download
This is a great way to practice the Our Father prayer with your child. Download and print and have your child trace their fingers around the cross as you say the words of the prayer. 
 
  • Color with children or adult coloring books: Put your finished pieces in the window or mail to someone you are missing. 
  • Create stained glass crosses or window pieces for windows.
  • Work on Puzzles: How fast can your family put together a 500 or 1000 piece puzzle?
  • Make Cards: How about making a card for someone who might be feeling especially lonely or sad these days?
  • Make a meal together as a family and drop it off to someone who may be in need.
  • Read a bible story and have your kids draw a picture of it.
  • Draw a picture of what you think Jesus looks like.
  • Light a candle (battery or real) and spend a few moments in silence.
  • Listen to Christian music: 102.5FM or try out spotify online: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/2Um96ZbAH1fFTHmAcpO50n

 

 

Faith 5

Share, Read, Talk, Share & Bless that our Sunday 5:00pm service is based upon.

https://faithink.com/about-faith5

Step 1: SHARE your highs and lows

Step 2: READ a Bible verse or any story

Step 3: TALK about how the reading might relate to you

Step 4: PRAY for one another’s highs and lows

Step 5: BLESS one another
 
 

In need of a new children’s Bible?

Here are a few of our favorites: 

Poem for Reflection:

How the Virus Stole Easter By Kristi Bothur

 

Twas late in ‘19 when the virus began,
Bringing chaos and fear to all people, each land.

People were sick, hospitals full,
Doctors overwhelmed, no one in school.

As winter gave way to the promise of spring,
The virus raged on, touching peasant and king.

People hid in their homes from the enemy unseen.
They YouTubed and Zoomed, social-distanced, and cleaned.

April approached and churches were closed.
“There won’t be an Easter,” the world supposed.

“There won’t be church services, and egg hunts are out.
No reason for new dresses when we can’t go about.”

Holy Week started, as bleak as the rest.
The world was focused on masks and on tests.

“Easter can’t happen this year,” they proclaimed.
“Online and at home, it just won’t be the same.”

Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, the days came and went.
The virus pressed on; it just would not relent.

The world woke Sunday and nothing had changed.
The virus still menaced, the people, estranged.

“Pooh pooh to the saints,” the world was grumbling.
“They’re finding out now that no Easter is coming.

“They’re just waking up! I know just what they’ll do!
Their mouths will hang open a minute or two,
And then all the saints will all cry boo-hoo.

“That noise,” said the world, “would be something to hear.”
So it paused and the world put a hand to its ear.

And it did hear a sound coming through all the skies.
It started down low, then it started to rise.

 

But the sound wasn’t depressed.
Why, this sound was triumphant!
It couldn’t be so!
But it grew with abundance!

The world stared around, popping its eyes. Then it shook! What it saw was a shocking surprise!

Each saint in each nation, the tall and the small,
Was celebrating Jesus in spite of it all!

It hadn’t stopped Easter from coming! It came!
Somehow or other, it came just the same!

And the world with its life quite stuck in quarantine
Stood puzzling and puzzling.
“Just how can it be?”

“It came without bonnets, it came without bunnies,
It came without egg hunts, cantatas, or money.”

Then the world thought of something it hadn’t before.
“Maybe Easter,” it thought, “doesn’t come from a store.
Maybe Easter, perhaps, means a little bit more.”

And what happened then?
Well….the story’s not done.
What will YOU do?
Will you share with that one
Or two or more people needing hope in this night?
Will you share of the source of your life in this fight?

The churches are empty – but so is the tomb,
And Jesus is Victor over death, doom, and gloom.

So this year at Easter, let this be our prayer,
As the virus still rages all around, everywhere.

May the world see hope when it looks at God’s people.
May the world see the Church is not a building or steeple.
May the world find Faith in Jesus’ death and resurrection,
May the world find Joy in a time of dejection.
May 2020 be known as the year of survival,
But not only that –
Let it start a revival