Sunday, June 12, 2016

Faithful Families Resources June 12 2016

We never know the love of a parent till we become parents ourselves.
~  Henry Ward Beecher

Family Closeness
What are they thinking?
Pick a person that you can see – it could be someone in public or it could be an image of someone in a magazine or newspaper. Family members have to guess what they are thinking and how they are feeling. You could also talk about where you think they work, what their hobbies are and if they are happy.

Questions for stimulating discussion in your family. 
  • What is the best thing that happened to you this week? What was the worst?
  • What unexpected thing happened to you this week?
  • What is something new you learnt today or this week?

With your family read:  Luke 8.26-39
(for a way of explaining/talking about this reading with children look at

 Questions for Discussion:
  • What surprises you about this story?
  • Why were the people who looked after the pigs angry?
  • What did the healed many want to do?
  • What did Jesus tell him to do?
  • What did he do?
Prayer and Celebration
Paper Plane Prayer
Ask each person to write a simple prayer on a sheet of paper. Form each sheet into an plane and shoot it across the room after each prayer is read.

Family Activity
Paper Plane Fun
Spend the afternoon or evening making paper planes with your family. See who can make the most stylish plane and whose can go the furthest. Finish this activity with the Prayer and Celebration idea above.
Here are some links to ways of making paper planes:

(This material is based on and draws from earlier Faithful Families emails by Stephen Harrison and Richard Browning: An Unless Ideas Production.) Unless otherwise noted all material on this blog is copyright Stephen Harrison and Richard Browning

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