Faith in an Anxious World
Welcome to our September Generations session! I'm so glad you made time for some faith experiences with your family today. Remember that all things we do together as families are sacred.
Start by checking out this intro video which will explain what's in your family kit for this month: "Faith in an Anxious World." As always, I'm looking forward to #learningfaithtogether.
Don't forget to join us LIVE for an introduction to this month's theme on Facebook:
Sunday, September 13th at 12:30 PM
The live presentation video will be uploaded to our website 24 hours after it occurs.
Exploring Faith Together
Welcome to our playlists! Each list is geared with activities, games and more for different ages of kids.
Feel free to have older siblings help younger siblings - we learn from teaching and doing together too. :D
Feel free to work through the playlist at your own pace, you do not need to complete it all at once.
Take a picture or two along the way and e-mail them to Nicky at email@example.com . It will be a great way for us to stay connected!
Work on memorizing one verse from Psalm 23.
Next time you feel afraid or scared remember these special words from God. He is ALWAYS with each of us, even when we are scared, lonely or afraid.
Additional K-2 Resources:
Veggie Tales Song: "God is Bigger"
After you read the story,and watch this version of Psalm 23, wonder about these together:
What does it feel like to be afraid?
What does it feel like to be safe?
What might God's house look like?
How do we know God is with us when we feel scared or afraid?
Think about the different scenes that you heard about in
Which one is your favorite?
Draw a picture, sculpt from play dough or Lego one scene from Psalm 23.
Share your creation with me by email or through social media. #learningfaithtogether
Pick one or two verses from Psalm 23 to commit to memory this month.
The next time you are feeling anxious about something new or don't know what to say to God, try using this Psalm.
Sometimes, having words "written on" our hearts is the easiest way to pray.
Additional 3-5 Resources:
When do words escape you?
When is it hard to talk to God about what you are feeling?
Write, illustrate, or create (using whatever media you want) a psalm to God. It can be a psalm of praise, frustration, sorrow, any emotion.
Additional 6-8 Resources:
Learn more about the Psalms:
Throughout the books of psalms, we see people praying to God and expressing all sorts of emotions.
This month, take some time to assess how you are feeling and write, illustrate, or create a short prayer reflecting those emotions.
God cares about them all.
Along with your family, make a point of trying to memorize a few verses from Psalm 23 this month.
Remember that our Shepherd is with us always, even when we walk through the valley of the shadow of death.
Additional Adult Resources:
Learn more about the Psalms and their role in the Liturgy:
Find the bag of paper strips from your kit for our prayer challenge this month.
September Prayer Challenge: Make a paper chain adding one thing you are grateful for or one person you are praying for each day for the next month.
Share a picture of what you did this month!
E-mail them to firstname.lastname@example.org or set up a time to ZOOM
to talk about what you learned by filling out this form.