Faith at Home

This fall we are growing in faith at home, with our new Faith at Home kits. We are learning ways to pray, share Bible stories, and enjoy Godly Play at home, as we create and tell stories ourselves.

Our November Faith at Home kits will be available on Wednesday October 28th at our Drive-Thru Pick-Up Party, and then after for delivery. Join us!

October 25 – A Baptism!

Today we celebrate a baptism in worship. Children will have a chance to welcome Marcus, and promise to help teach him about Jesus. In our worship recording, Jeremy teaches us all a song about how we belong to God. Find the livestream here to learn the song, and worship with us. You can also enjoy the Godly Play story about baptism, below. Afterwards, talk together as a family about your baptism.

October 18 – The Glory of God

We are almost at the end of the story of Moses. Today we hear about Moses talking with God, and catching a glimpse of God’s goodness and glory. Explore this story with the materials in your Faith at Home kit. Here’s a copy of the script, and the wondering questions, so you can tell it yourself.

October 11 – The Ten Commandments

This week we continue the story of Moses with the giving of the Ten Commandments. Check your email or click here for suggestions for where to find this story in your Story Bible, and a way to pray. You can also print out a template to make some tablet and heart shapes, to add to your Godly Play story of Moses. Here is a version of the story.

You can also find a longer version of the Godly Play story The Ten Best Ways and watch it here. What can you add to your story materials to tell it like this?

Here are some wondering questions.

  • I wonder if any of these commandments are more important than the others?
  • I wonder which one is most important to you?
  • I wonder which one is hardest to follow?
  • I wonder how the people of God remember these ten best ways to live?
  • I wonder how your family remembers them?

October 4 – Bread from Heaven

Today we celebrate our church retreat, and also Communion in worship. We will continue to talk about Moses for a few more weeks. Use your Moses story supplies, and an added small table, bread and juice, to make a connection between God’s gift of manna and the gift of the meal Jesus gave us – both are bread from heaven for us.

September 27 – The Story of Moses 4 – Water from a Rock

Before you tell the story, find a rock outside to use. Let’s see what happens next to Moses and the people of God…..

Here are some wondering questions

  • I wonder what happens next to Moses and the people of God?
  • I wonder if you have ever felt thirsty like the people of God did? Tell some family stories about times of thirst.
  • I wonder what Moses thought would happen when he hit the rock?
  • I wonder if the people found something else to complain about after they had enough to drink?
  • I wonder how you can remember to give God thanks for water?

Can you help us with a brief survey about our Faith at Home kits, so we can use them well in the future? Click here: Faith at Home Kit Survey

September 20 – The Story of Moses 3 – Manna and Quail

Before you tell the story, use the Model Magic in your kit to make two small quail and a container for manna. You will add these to the story of Moses. Meagan tells our story today in the children’s time of our brief worship service below. (It starts at 1:17)

Here are some wondering questions.

  • I wonder what happens next to Moses and the people of God?
  • I wonder if you have ever felt hungry and complaining like the people of God did?
  • Tell some family stories about times of complaining.
  • I wonder how the people felt when they saw the quail?
  • I wonder if you have ever tasted something like manna?
  • I wonder how the people remembered that God would provide enough for every day?
  • I wonder how you remember that God provides food to eat?

Enjoy playing with the story of Moses. Let your child’s imagination explore where they are in the story!

September 13 – The Story of Moses 2: Through the Water

Watch the second part of the story of Moses.

Here are some instructions to play with the story at home, using the materials in your Faith at Home kit!.

September 6 – The Story of Moses 1: From a Baby to Passover

Here are some wondering questions. You can add your own. Use them to talk together as a family about the story.

  • I wonder what happens next for Moses and the people of God?
  • I wonder what it was like for Moses here (plagues and darkness/staff)….and here (burning bush)….and here (basket on the Nile)…?
  • Does this story of Moses remind you of any family baby stories? Tell some together.
  • I wonder how Moses knew to trust God?
  • I wonder how you know to trust God?

See what’s in the September kit so you can make and tell The Story of Moses at home!

Setting up a Godly Play space in your home.

Caitlin Johnson, with help from Claire and Isla, explains how to create a simple space in your own home to join us in Godly Play.