Sunday, September 9, 2012

Faithful Families Resources September 9 2012

Weekly Inspiration
A mother understands what a child does not say.
~ Anon 

Family Closeness
Body Spelling and Drawing
A really simple little game. Family members must spell out words with different parts of their body (head, elbow, tongue) while other family members guess what word they are writing.  As an alternate, try drawing simple pictures like a cat, house, sun etc.

Questions for stimulating discussion in your family. 
  • What do you think love looks like?
  • What are some ways to show people you love them?
  • Is it ever hard to love people? Why?

With your family read Mark 8.27-38
(for a way of explaining/talking about this reading with children look at
Questions for Discussion:
  • Who do you say Jesus is? Does it matter who we think Jesus is?
  • Why was Peter upset with what Jesus was saying about his death?
  • What might it mean to “take up your cross”? 

Prayer and Celebration
Praying in Sign Language
This week get your family to learn the Lord’s Prayer in sign language.  Not only is it great to learn how to pray another way, but moving is one of the key ways that many people learn. Prayer comes not just from our mind, heart and mouth, but also from our physical bodies. Go to this link to learn the Lord’s Prayer in sign language.

Recycle in your community for charity.
There are many charities that take old goods and recycle them to make money or to help others. For example
Type in recycle for charity and see what comes up in your local area. Get together with a group of people and encourage the people in your school, church or club to donate items.

Family Time
Skit Night
Get together with your children and put on a play or skit for each other. IT could be made up on the spot or based on one of the children’s favourite books. Have fun, dress up and film the action so you can watch it later on.

(This material is based on and draws from earlier Faithful Families emails by Stephen Harrison & 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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