Glider Gazette

Weekly Lightglider news for faith and fun!

Three Goals

January 20, 2020

JANUARY 20 - JANUARY 26


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.

By the way, did you notice that there is a Yonders mission in the mobile app this week? Check out the Game of the Week! How many Gliddles can you rescue?

Glide On!

Tambika


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?


In-Game Announcements

• This week’s Mystery Code is GOALS. Use it in your profile in Lightglider Academy to receive a new decoration for your treehouse!

• Try to find Corrigan Hickory Sage at the Academy this week on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday at 6pm EST/5pm CST! You’ll know him by his purple name tag. If you find him, he’ll give you a prize!

• Watch the Spark video in green called Lightglider Goals and the Prayer video in orange called Prayer for Wisdom this week to fill up your light bar.

• NEW GAME ALERT! Check out the BRAND NEW Yonders game on the frontpage! We will be releasing Yonders missions in the coming weeks as stand-alone games in the app. Lightgliders everywhere asked for this, and now it is here!

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The Far Greater Story

January 13, 2020

JANUARY 13 - JANUARY 19

The Far Greater Story


Hey Lightglider!

The goals of a Lightglider are to respect, rescue, and restore. We seek to RESPECT those around us. We go on missions from Lightglider Academy to RESCUE the Gliddles from the clutches of the Machines. And we clear the blight to RESTORE the land to its original beauty, purpose, and goodness. Did you know that this fun gameplay points to a far greater, far more important story? It points to the true story of God’s love for us.

The Bible reveals God as the ultimate respecter, rescuer, and restorer. He RESPECTS us as His image-bearers by creating us with dignity and purpose. He RESCUES us from the grip of our sin and selfishness through the death and resurrection of Jesus. And He promises to RESTORE us and our broken world one day so that we may live forever with Him. This is the Far Greater Story.

Glide On!

Santiago


Things to Think About

Read Ephesians 5:1-2 in the Bible. What are ways to follow the example of Jesus?

• What is your favorite Bible story about Jesus and what do you learn from it?

• How can we best learn about and imitate God’s love?

• Why is the cross the ultimate example of love?

• What is your favorite family memory and why?

• What would you make sure to bring to a family picnic?


In-Game Announcements

• New GLIDDLE GAME GAB #10 Video -- check it out on the front page! 

• This week’s Mystery Code is STORY. Use it in your profile in Lightglider Academy to receive 50 gold coins!

• On Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday this week, you can meet one of the Lightglider Mods, Norman Snowman Cook. He’ll be in the Courtyard at 5:30pm EST/4:30pm CST telling jokes and giving out prizes! 

• Watch the Spark video in green called An Example to Follow and the Prayer video in orange called Why We Love this week to fill up your light bar.

• Be on the lookout for a new game next week! 

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Made to Shine

January 6, 2020

JANUARY 6 - JANUARY 12


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. With Him as our example, 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


In-Game Announcements

• This week’s Mystery Code is SHINE. Use it in your profile in Lightglider Academy to receive a Green Flash Glider!

• On Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday this week, you can meet one of the Lightglider Mods, Gertrude Pumpkin Satchel. She’ll be in the Courtyard at 4:30pm EST/3:30pm CST. Join her to hang out, chat, or take a dance break by the Arcade!

• Watch the Spark video in green called Power of Light and the Prayer video in orange called Courage to Shine this week and fill up your light bar.


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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Welcome to Lightgliders

December 29, 2019

DECEMBER 30 - JANUARY 5


Welcome to 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 of kids 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 of all - to know, grow in, and show God’s love revealed to us in the Bible.

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 build up light to use on your missions to the Yonders! Everything is color-coded, so make sure you learn 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 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-Game Announcements

• If you haven’t already, visit Lightglider Academy on a computer and meet Tambika in the Courtyard to get your first mission.

• Check out the Game of the Week Glider Training to get a leg up in your Yonders Missions! Each Lightglider on the leaderboard this Saturday gets a prize!

• Watch the Spark video in green called Being a Lightglider and the Prayer video in orange called Hear my Prayer.

• Decorate a sticker page, save it by pressing the top-right button, and send it to community@lightgliders.com to receive some prizes!

• Use this week’s Mystery Code in your profile in Lightglider Academy - LIGHTGLIDERS - to receive 50 Gold Coins! 

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


Things to Think About

• In what ways did you shine today?

• What are you most looking forward to this week? 

• 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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Game News: Dec. 23-Dec. 29

December 23, 2019

Gliddle Announcements

• Bryce has a game tip for you below! Clear his first bunker level and get to the Flooded Bunker!

• Did you know that the Academy has a secret passageway that only a few Lightgliders have found? Hint: It’s accessed through the Library. 

• Use this week’s Mystery Code - CHRISTMAS - to receive a Christmas Tree! 

• Merry Christmas from all the Gliddles!!! 


Game Tips!

Flooded Bunker

Bryce here! Good job in the previous Bunker! You’re becoming a tremendous Lightglider. I have another mission for you. We’ve found another Bunker that creates Machines, this time underneath the big lake in the Yonders. The Machines there will be alerted to your presence, so stay sharp! Remember, different Gliddles are better at battling some Machines than others, so pay attention to the colors of the Machines and your Gliddles! Right-click to swap your active Gliddle!

Orange Gliddles are better in one-on-one battles…

...and Yellow Gliddles are great for taking on a crowd!


We’ve found strange energy signatures from the cell blocks! Could there be something hidden inside? 

You got this, but stay alert! Our sensors show there might be a giant Machine in there…


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Christmas

December 22, 2019

Theme This Week: CHRISTMAS

Read the passages from the Bible below 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 pleased.’” - Luke 2:13-14 (NLT)

• Why is Jesus’ birth such good news?

• 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 had said to them about this child.” - Luke 2:17 (NLT)

• What friends need to hear the good news of Christmas?


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!


Monday

• Watch the Spark video in green called Christmas.

• Why do you celebrate Christmas?

Tuesday

• Read Game News in red to see what’s happening inside Lightglider Academy this week.

• What are you looking forward to this Christmas?

Wednesday

• Watch the Prayer video in orange called Christmas Prayer.

• Ask God for ideas for ways to celebrate Jesus.

Thursday

• Compete in the Game of the Week in purple called Machine Blitz. Take turns as a family competing with one another for the high score!

• Does your family have any Christmas traditions?

Friday

• Check out this week’s LGTV video, a new Gliddle Game Gab!

• What is the meaning of Christmas?

Saturday/Sunday

• Read the full Christmas story found in Luke 2:1-21 in the Bible. 

• How can we “celebrate” Christmas all year long?


Glide On!

Marlon


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Game News: Dec. 16-Dec. 22

December 16, 2019

Gliddle Announcements

• CHRISTMAS PARTY on  FRIDAY at 6PM EST!  Meet in the Courtyard dressed as a Snowman!

• Look for Corrigan Hickory Sage at the Academy this week on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday! You'll know it's him by the purple nametag. You'll get a prize if you find him!

• Check in with Santiago below for tips on your treehouse!

• Use this week’s Mystery Code - FAITHFUL - to receive 40 Gold Coins! 


Game Tips!

Treehouses

Hi there! Santiago here. Isn’t it so cool that we have Treehouses at the Academy? You can buy decorations for them at Tree Mart! Click and drag the decorations onto the Treehouse. You can only place them where the blue area shows! 

As you rescue Gliddles in the Yonders, you can unlock more decks in your Treehouse! Purchase them with Gems. It’ll increase your RES and give you a whole new space to decorate!


Click on other Lightgliders and click Visit Treehouse to see how they’ve decorated! I think my Treehouse is pretty cool. Click the Friends icon and visit my Treehouse to see for yourself!


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Faithfulness

December 15, 2019

Theme This Week: FAITHFULNESS


Hey Lightgliders!

The word “faithful” means to be true to one’s word and promises. Faithfulness is a character quality of God’s that we, as His children, can reflect. God has been, and will always be, fully faithful to His promises that we read about in the Bible. 

Because He is faithful, we too are called to be faithful. When we tell someone we are going to do something, we follow through. When we are gifted with a specific ability, we are faithful to exercise that gift for God’s glory. As we continue to be faithful, God’s character will be on display through us! Can you think of examples of faithfulness?

Here are a few that I thought of when I am in the Academy:

• Taking care of and decorating my Treehouse so that the Gliddles you rescue have a beautiful place to live

• Using Boosts on other Lightgliders to help them on their Yonders missions

• Partnering with the Gliddles to battle the Machines more effectively

And here are a few for when I am in my home:

• Doing what my parents ask of me

• Taking my studies seriously

• Using my words to encourage others

When we are faithful, we are shining light into the world!

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!

Monday

• Watch the Spark video in green called Faithful.

• How can you be more faithful, wise, and generous with what you have?

Tuesday

• Read Game News in red to see what’s happening inside Lightglider Academy this week.

• Who do you know that is faithful?

• Try to find Corrigan Hickory Sage this week in Lightglider Academy! You'll get a prize if you find him!

Wednesday

• Watch the Prayer video in orange called Prayer for Guidance.

• What dreams do you have for the future?

Thursday

• Compete in the BRAND NEW Game of the Week in purple called Dip ‘n’ Dodge. Everyone on the leaderboard gets a prize on Saturday!

• How are you a faithful person?

Friday

• Check out this week’s LGTV video, a new Gliddle Game Gab!

• How has God been faithful to you?

• Christmas Party today at 6pm EST! Meet in the Academy dressed as a snowman!

Saturday/Sunday

• Read Luke 16:10-12 in the Bible. 

• Why is faithfulness important?

Glide On!

Tova

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Motivated by Love

December 8, 2019

Theme This Week: MOTIVATED BY LOVE


Hey Lightgliders!


Have you ever wondered why you do the things that you do? I was recently challenged to stop and consider the motivation of my heart in my words and actions. Wow, was this tough! It’s amazing how many of my daily decisions are motivated by my selfishness. I choose to do what I want to do. I spend my time how I want to spend my time. Sometimes I do nice things for others just so I can look good to those around me. Sometimes I get annoyed with people and say things out of anger. Every once in awhile I do something out of genuine love for others. I am learning that the more I think about God’s character and love for me, the more I am motivated to love others. I really want to do things each day because my heart is filled with love. I’m not there yet!


Pray and ask God to make the motivation of your heart be love. And pray this for me too!


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!


Monday

• Watch the Spark video in green called Motivated by Love.

• What are you motivated by?

Tuesday

• Watch this week's GNN Videoto see what’s happening inside Lightglider Academy this week.

• What is love?

• Norman Snowman Cook will be in the Academy at 5:30pm EST. He's telling jokes and giving out prizes!  

Wednesday

• Watch the Prayer video in orange called The Free Gift.

• What is grace?

• Norman Snowman Cook will be in the Academy at 5:30pm EST. He's telling jokes and giving out prizes!  

Thursday

• Compete in the Game of the Week in purple called Yonders Tower Defense. Everyone on the leaderboard gets a prize on Saturday!

• How can your faith in God’s love motivate you to love?

• Norman Snowman Cook will be in the Academy at 5:30pm EST. He's telling jokes and giving out prizes!  

Friday

• Check out this week’s LGTV video, a new Gliddle Game Gab!

• How has God loved you?

Saturday/Sunday

• Read Galatians 5:6 in the Bible. 

• According to this verse, what is important?


Glide On!

Santiago


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Game News: Dec. 2-Dec. 8

December 2, 2019

Gliddle Announcements

• It’s Christmas in Lightglider Academy! The Lightglider leaders decorated the Courtyard. Ok, let’s be honest -- Santiago and Nisha did most of the work. Come see the Lightglider Christmas tree, listen to some Christmas music, decorate your Treehouse with Christmas items, and enjoy this season. The Academy will be decorated the entire month of December!

• Join Gertrude in front of the Arcade in the Academy for a Dance Break on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday at 4:30pm EST! Come bust a move and get a prize!

• Check in with Tambika below for tips on her Timberlands Camp level!

• Use this week’s Mystery Code - REFLECT - to receive 3 Lilies! 


Game Tips!

Timberlands Camp

Welcome back, Lightglider! I have another mission for you! You’re heading to a strange camp in the Timberlands. This mysterious place has pools, gardens, trees...it might be beautiful, if it weren’t for all the blight there! Help rescue the Gliddles by restoring the land and the trees in the area. Make sure to be strategic with your RES--only grab RES orbs when you have already used a lot of RES!


Our sensors show that there’s a secret area around the Camp. Maybe you can enter the buildings from somewhere?



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