Glider Gazette

Weekly Lightglider news for faith and fun!

Three Goals

January 18, 2021

JANUARY 18 - JANUARY 24


Three Goals

Hey Lightglider!

Lightgliders live with great purpose because we have three overarching goals that never change: RESPECT, RESCUE, and RESTORE! We respect ourselves and each other at Lightglider Academy. We rescue Gliddles from the clutches of the Machines. And we restore the land from the blight. A goal is something that you are trying to achieve. Setting goals is important because they give us something to strive for! They also help guide how we spend our time. When we set a goal, we commit to think and act in ways that will help us reach it.

Glide On!

Santiago


“I press on to reach the end of the race and receive the heavenly prize for which God, through Christ Jesus, is calling us.” - Philippians 3:14 (NLT)


Things to Do This Week:

• Check out the BRAND NEW Game of the Week, Picture Puzzles!

• Watch the Spark and Prayer Videos

Lightglider Goals

Prayer for Wisdom

• Use the Mystery Code - GOALS - to receive a surprise in your inventory!


Lightglider Academy Events This Week:

• Monday: Jokes with Norman Snowman Cook in Mission Control at 5:30pm EST / 4:30pm CST! Don’t miss this hilarious hang!

• Tuesday: Come to the Spotlight Celebration at 5pm EST / 4pm CST in the Courtyard to congratulate this week’s Lightglider RES head recipients!

• Wednesday: Come to the Courtyard at 4pm EST / 3pm CST for a game of Boost Tag! 

• Thursday: Join us in the Library at 6pm EST / 5pm CST for a Bible Chat to discuss this week’s theme and verse! 

• Friday: Meet game designer, Corrigan Hickory Sage, in the Innovation Lab at 5pm EST / 4pm CST to share game ideas!

• Saturday: Connect with the Ambassadors in the Courtyard at 3pm EST / 2pm CST for some fun and games. 


Things to Think About

Read Philippians 3:12-14 in the Bible. Why does Paul say he wants to reach the end of the race?

• What are goals and why are they important?

• What are the goals of a Lightglider?

• What goals are you pursuing?

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Spotlights #22

January 16, 2021

Every week, more and more Lightgliders shine brightly in Lightglider Academy. It’s time to recognize them for their achievements! Congratulations, Alpha Astonishing Adventurer: You are in the Spotlight and will receive a Shining Spotlight Glider and RES Head to use this week!

Like a LIGHT! You're made to SHINE!

Alpha LOVES sharing about the Bible with others! He has been spotted reminding Lightglider friends about so many of his favorite Bible verses! I bet he and Marlon would be great friends!

This week we also get to tell you about our newest Ambassadors! Fifi Pop Marvel, Justice Ninja Professor, and Ace Dangerous Ranger! These are our 3 new Ambassadors! They have displayed extraordinary behavior inside the Lightgliders game! They have been so helpful to others, have attended community events at the Academy, interacted positively with everyone, and are setting an example to those who are new to the game! Way to go you three!! You’ll see them gliding around with a green name plate in the Academy! Be sure to say hello and congratulations!

Keep shining in all you do in Lightglider Academy -- join the community events, show respect to other Lightgliders, create amazing postcards, rescue Gliddles, restore blight, lead other Lightgliders in a game you made up, or just be a positive influence to others. There are lots of ways to shine!


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Five Values

January 11, 2021

JANUARY 11 - JANUARY 17


FIVE VALUES


Hey Lightgliders!


After a recent Yonders mission, I was talking with Santiago in the courtyard about the Lightglider values -- why we do what we do! When I’m in Timberlands Treetops clearing blight and battling Machines, it’s important for me to remember the Lightglider values. These are the values we strive to live by. I want them to deeply impact how I think, how I act, and how I behave. They are especially important to remember in times of uncertainty and pressure, like when I’m battling a Clampneck Machine in the Yonders! 


Most every family, community, and culture live by a set of values. Lightgliders seek to live with five values: purpose, humility, confidence, hope, and love. These values are deeply supported by the overarching story of the Bible:

ˆPurpose: Because God created us in His image (Genesis 1:27), our lives are valuable. They have purpose.

ˆHumility: No one is perfect; we all fall short of God’s moral standard of goodness (Romans 3:23). A deep understanding of this produces a life of humility.

ˆConfidence: Knowing that God loves us and that Jesus paid for our sins at the cross despite our shortcomings generates a strong sense of confidence (Ephesians 2:8-10). We can be confident because we are greatly loved by the only One who matters!

ˆHope: Because the future is in God’s hands and that He promises to restore the brokenness around us, we can always looks ahead with hope believing that good things are coming. When we live with hope, we give hope to others (Romans 15:13).

ˆLove: With Jesus as our example, we seek to love. Such love is not a feeling. It is a choice that inspires action by putting the needs of others before our own (John 15:13). This is exactly what Jesus did at the cross!


Just like a good seed properly nourished helps to produce a beautiful tree, good values help to produce beautiful lives. 


Glide On!

Tambika


“A good tree produces good fruit, and a bad tree produces bad fruit.” - Matthew 7:17 (NLT)


Here are some activities for you to do and questions to reflect upon this week in Lightgliders. Do these by yourself or with a family member!


Things to Do This Week:

• Play the Game of the Week, Yonders Run! Everyone on the leaderboard gets a new ninja outfit!

• Watch the Spark and Prayer Videos

What Are Values?

Thank You For My Family

• Marlon is back with a BRAND NEW Bible WHAT?! Check it out!

• Use the Mystery Code - VALUE - to receive a surprise in your inventory!


Lightglider Academy Events This Week:

• Monday: Jokes with Norman Snowman Cook in Mission Control at 5:30pm EST / 4:30pm CST! Don’t miss this hilarious hang!

• Tuesday: Come to the Spotlight Celebration at 5pm EST / 4pm CST in the Courtyard to congratulate this week’s Lightglider RES head recipients!

• Wednesday: Come to the Courtyard at 4pm EST / 3pm CST for a game of Tic-Tac-Toe! 

• Thursday: Join us in the Library at 6pm EST / 5pm CST for a Bible Chat to discuss this week’s theme and verse! 

• Friday: Meet game designer, Corrigan Hickory Sage, in the Innovation Lab at 5pm EST / 4pm CST to share game ideas!

• Saturday: Connect with the Ambassadors in the Courtyard at 3pm EST / 2pm CST for some fun and games. 


Things to Think About

Read Matthew 7:17-20 in the Bible. How does the Bible say we will know a tree? How can we be known by the “fruit” we produce?

• What are values and why are they important?

• What are some examples of values?

• What are your family’s core values?

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Spotlights #21

January 9, 2021

Every week, more and more Lightgliders shine brightly in Lightglider Academy. It’s time to recognize them for their achievements! Congratulations, Faith Lovely Thinker and Nellie Gumbo Patticake: You are in the Spotlight and will receive a Shining Spotlight Glider and RES Head to use this week!

Way to GO!!

Faith Lovely Thinker has been recommended by Ambassador Flounder who says "She is very kind, likes to give out boosts, and she is new I think and so far she is a great Lightglider." Nice job, Faith! We LOVE having you in the Academy!

Nellie Gumbo Patticake loves the Bible so she has created a club called "Bible Boosters" and has been inviting friends to join! Wow, we really do have some amazing Lightgliders to spotlight this week!

Keep shining in all you do in Lightglider Academy -- join the community events, show respect to other Lightgliders, create amazing postcards, rescue Gliddles, restore blight, lead other Lightgliders in a game you made up, or just be a positive influence to others. There are lots of ways to shine!

Glide on!


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Made to Shine

January 4, 2021

JANUARY 4 - JANUARY 10


MADE TO SHINE


Hey Lightglider!

We’re so glad you’re here. We - the other Lightglider leaders and me - want you to know that you were MADE TO SHINE! 

God created you uniquely. No one has your unique interests, personality, and talents. To shine means to love God and to love others in the way that only you can. With a lot of darkness in the world, this can feel like a big responsibility. But like a candle in a dark tunnel, even the smallest light can be blinding. If you’ve been to Machine Bunker in the Yonders, you know what I mean!

Jesus is the true light of the world. As we follow Him, we will shine like stars in the heavens and make an impact on the world. Let’s reflect His love and light everywhere we go this year!

Glide On!

Bryce



“The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness can never extinguish it.” - John 1:5 (NLT)


Here are some activities for you to do and questions to reflect upon this week in Lightgliders. Do these by yourself or with a family member!


Things to Do This Week:

• NEW GAME ALERT! Play the BRAND NEW game of the week, Blighted Institute! Everyone on the leaderboard this Saturday gets a new hat!

• Watch the Spark and Prayer Videos

The Power of Light

Courage to Shine

• Use the Mystery Code - SHINE - to receive a surprise in your inventory!


Lightglider Academy Events This Week:

• Monday: Jokes with Norman Snowman Cook in Mission Control at 5:30pm EST / 4:30pm CST! Don’t miss this hilarious hang!

• Tuesday: Come to the Spotlight Celebration at 5pm EST / 4pm CST in the Courtyard to congratulate this week’s Lightglider RES head recipients!

• Wednesday: Come to the Courtyard at 4pm EST / 3pm CST for a game of Sardines Hide & Seek! 

• Thursday: Join us in the Library at 6pm EST / 5pm CST for a Bible Chat to discuss this week’s theme and verse! 

• Friday: Meet game designer, Corrigan Hickory Sage, in the Innovation Lab at 5pm EST / 4pm CST to share game ideas!

• Saturday: Connect with the Ambassadors in the Courtyard at 3pm EST / 2pm CST for some fun and games. 


Things to Think About

• Read John 1:1-5 in the Bible. What are all the things we learn about the “Word” in these verses?

• What does it mean to live in God’s light and to share it with the world?

• What do you think it means to shine?

• In what ways could you shine in the darkness?

• How were you uniquely made to love God and love others?

• How could your interests, personality, or talents be used to shine?

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Spotlights #20

January 2, 2021

Every week, more and more Lightgliders shine brightly in Lightglider Academy. It’s time to recognize them for their achievements! Congratulations, Shade Beastly Hero and Iris Coconut Groovy: You are in the Spotlight and will receive a Shining Spotlight Glider and RES Head to use this week!

MADE TO SHINE!

Shade is in the spotlight because he is very kind and polite when interacting with every kid in the Academy! Keep it up!

Iris deserves to be spotlighted for being very respectful to all kids at all times! She's a great example to others!

Keep shining in all you do in Lightglider Academy -- join the community events, show respect to other Lightgliders, create amazing postcards, rescue Gliddles, restore blight, lead other Lightgliders in a game you made up, or just be a positive influence to others. There are lots of ways to shine!

Glide on!


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Lightgliders

December 28, 2020

DECEMBER 28 - JANUARY 3


LIGHTGLIDERS


Hey there! Welcome to Lightgliders. My name is Kwan, and it’s my job to make sure you’re outfitted, trained, and ready for action. And that starts with you learning just what a Lightglider is!

Lightgliders are defenders of good, a force made up of individuals just like you that shine in the darkness and help out those in need. Right now, the land of Glideon is in need!

For unknown reasons, a mysterious gooey substance called blight is spreading all over the land. At the same time, strange Machines have appeared and are kidnapping lovable creatures called the Gliddles! It’s up to us to clear away the blight and rescue the Gliddles from the Machines!

Being a Lightglider is a purposeful adventure. As you play, you will have opportunities to learn about the greatest adventure there is--to know God and to grow in His love for us.

If you are here on a computer, click “Enter Lightglider Academy” to access the full Lightgliders experience. You’ll battle Machines, rescue Gliddles, clear blight, meet other Lightgliders, and much more.  

If you are here on a mobile device, play minigames, watch videos, create postcards, and read messages. As you do, you will level up your light bar. Many of the activities are color-coded, so make sure you know what the colors mean. Let me try to help!

Everything in Purple is a Game. There are lots of games to play inside Lightgliders.

Everything in Green is a Spark. These are short video stories that help us learn an important lesson from the Bible.

Everything in Orange is a Prayer. These are short prayer videos to do on your own or with a family member. 

Everything in Pink is a Postcard. Customize these and send them to your friends!

Everything in Red is a Message. These are articles about Lightgliders gameplay, the weekly lessons, Bible studies, and more. (Fun fact: You are currently reading one!)

Everything in Blue is LGTV.  These are gameplay videos to encourage fun, learning, and laughter. 

In time, you’ll learn more than just skills for battle and adventure. You’ll learn about the Far Greater Story found in the Bible, the story about the God who loves you more than you could possibly imagine.  As Lightgliders, we seek to RESPECT, RESCUE, and RESTORE every day because that is what God has done and is doing for us, in us, and through us.  You were made to use what He has given you to help a world in need.  You were made to shine!  

Welcome to Lightgliders! Let’s glide! 


Glide On!

Kwan


P.S. If you make it into Lightglider Academy, you will find me in the Innovation Lab!


“In the same way, let your good deeds shine out for all to see, so that everyone will praise your heavenly Father.” - Matthew 5:16 (NLT)


Things to Do This Week:

• Play the Game of the Week, Glider Training! Everyone on the leaderboard this Saturday gets a black and yellow glider!

• Watch the Spark and Prayer Videos

Being a Lightglider

Hear my Prayer

• Use the Mystery Code - LIGHTGLIDER - for a surprise in your inventory!


Lightglider Academy Events This Week:

• Monday: Come to the Courtyard at 5pm EST / 4pm CST for a game with a moderator!

• Tuesday: Jokes with Norman Snowman Cook in Mission Control at 6pm EST / 5pm CST! 

• Wednesday: Come to the Courtyard at 5:30pm EST / 4:30pm CST for the Spotlight Celebration!

• Thursday: Join us in the Library at 6pm EST / 5pm CST for a Bible Chat to discuss this week’s theme and verse! 

• Friday: Meet game designer, Corrigan Hickory Sage, in the Innovation Lab at 5pm EST / 4pm CST to share game ideas!

• Saturday: Connect with the Ambassadors in the Courtyard at 3pm EST / 2pm CST for some fun and games. 


Things to Think About This Week:

• Read Matthew 5:14-16 in the Bible. What does the Scripture say shines out for all to see?

• In what ways did you shine today?

• What is on your heart to pray about?

• What does it mean to rescue something?

• What does it mean to put others before yourself?

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Special New Years Blog!

December 27, 2020

Hey Lightgliders!


We are excited to announce some exciting things happening inside of Lightgliders in 2021! 


  1. Level Up in the Mobile App: If you haven’t noticed yet, as you play games, get high scores, and watch Sparks, Prayers, and LGTV videos, you will earn light and level up! Check out your Light Bar at the top right of your mobile app and keep playing to fill it up!
  1. Earn Exclusive Gliders Each Month: The longer you stick around Lightgliders and play, the better the rewards! For every month (and year) you are a Lightglider, you will receive an exclusive glider to celebrate each milestone! Stay with Lightgliders for a whole year and you’ll receive the one-of-a-kind “1 Year” Golden Glider! Two years gets you a Diamond Glider!

We’re excited for this new year and can’t wait to see you around the Academy!


Glide On!


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Christmas

December 21, 2020

DECEMBER 21 - DECEMBER 27

CHRISTMAS


Hey Lightgliders!

Read the passages below from the Bible as a family.

Read Luke 2:1-15

“Suddenly, the angel was joined by a vast host of others - the armies of heaven - praising God and saying, ‘Glory to God in highest heaven, and peace on earth to those with whom God is please.’” - Luke 2:13-14 (NLT)

Think about and discuss these questions:

• Why is Jesus’ birth important?

• How did the shepherds respond after they saw the angels praising God?

Read Luke 2:16-21

“After seeing him, the shepherds told everyone what had happened and what the angel has said to them about this child.” - Luke 2:17 (NLT)

Just like the shepherds, we are to share the good news of Christmas with others. Jesus is the reason for the season! 


Merry Christmas!

Marlon


Here are some activities for you to do and questions to reflect upon this week in Lightgliders. Do these by yourself or with a family member!


Things to Do This Week:

• Play the BRAND NEW Game of the Week, Christmas Gravity Runner! Everyone on the leaderboard this Saturday gets some new Christmas decorations for their treehouse!

• Check out the newest Bible WHAT with Marlon as he talks about the Christmas story in Luke 2!

• Watch the Spark and Prayer Videos

Christmas Spark

Christmas Prayer

• Use the Mystery Code - CHRISTMAS - to receive a surprise in your inventory!


Lightglider Academy Events This Week:

• Monday: Come to the Spotlight Celebration on Monday at 5:30pm EST / 4:30pm CST in the Courtyard to congratulate this week’s Lightglider RES head recipients.  

• Tuesday: Meet one of the creators of Lightgliders, Norman Snowman Cook, in Mission Control at 6pm EST / 5pm CST to hang out and discuss all things Lightgliders. Norman will be giving out a new Santa Hat to everyone who has not received theirs yet!

• Wednesday: Come to the Courtyard  at 5pm EST / 4pm CST. A moderator will be playing a game of Mother May I in the Academy! Penelope will be giving out a new Snowflake Glider to everyone who has not received theirs yet!

• Thursday: Join us in the Library at 6pm EST / 5pm CST for a Bible Chat to discuss this week’s theme and verse! Gertrude will be giving out a new Snowflake Glider to everyone who has not received theirs yet!

• Saturday: Connect with the Ambassadors in the Courtyard at 3pm EST / 2pm CST for some fun and games.


Things to Think About This Week:

• Read the full Christmas story found in Luke 2:1-21 in the Bible. How can we “celebrate” Christmas all year long?

• Why do you celebrate Christmas?

• Who are you looking forward to this Christmas?

• Ask God for ideas for ways to celebrate Jesus.

• What is the meaning of Christmas?

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Spotlights #19

December 19, 2020

Every week, more and more Lightgliders shine brightly in Lightglider Academy. It’s time to recognize them for their achievements! Congratulations, Luna Snowflake Champion and Ruby Humble Detective: You are in the Spotlight and will receive a Shining Spotlight Glider and RES Head to use this week!

SO BRIGHT!

Luna has shared about how much she loves the Bible and enjoys playing with other Lightgliders in the Academy!

Ruby loves helping others and is very respectful to other Lightgliders!

Keep shining in all you do in Lightglider Academy -- join the community events, show respect to other Lightgliders, create amazing postcards, rescue Gliddles, restore blight, lead other Lightgliders in a game you made up, or just be a positive influence to others. There are lots of ways to shine!

Glide on!


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