Glider Gazette

Weekly Lightglider news for faith and fun!

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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Reflection

December 1, 2019

Hey Lightgliders!

Our world operates at a fast pace. We wake up, eat breakfast, go to school, come home, do homework, eat dinner, go to bed, and repeat it all the next day. If we’re not careful, our schedules can quickly control our entire lives. 

In this week’s theme verse, Psalm 46:10, God is telling us to be still before Him. Why? Because slowing down and being still allows a couple of things to happen. First, we have the opportunity to remember all that God has done for us. Second, we are reminded that He is in control and not us! Being still before God and taking time to reflect on His goodness is good for our soul. God knows this!

Please take note -- it is the Christmas season! The Lightglider leaders decorated the Courtyard in the Academy just for you!


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 Time To Rest.

• When will you take time to be still before God this week?

Tuesday

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

• What does it look like for you to rest? 

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

Wednesday

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

• What areas of your life need greater peace?

• Join Gertrude in front of the Arcade in the Academy for a Dance Break at 4:30 EST! 

Thursday

• Compete in the BRAND NEW Game of the Week called Waterfall Climber. Everyone on the leaderboard gets a new glider on Saturday!

• What are your favorite ways to relax?

• Join Gertrude in front of the Arcade in the Academy for a Dance Break at 4:30 EST! 

Friday

• Check out this week’s LGTV episode - Gliding Tutorial!

• How do you reflect upon God and His goodness in your life?

Saturday/Sunday

• Read Psalm 46:10 in the Bible. 

• Reflect on your week. On Monday, the question was, “When will you take time to be still before God this week?” How did it go? What did you do? How will you “be still” in the weeks to come?


Glide On!

Nisha


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Game News: Nov. 25-Dec. 1

November 25, 2019

Gliddle Announcements

• Moderators will be all over the Academy on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday this week! Stop in between 4:30pm & 6pm EST to see if you can find one and receive a prize. Gertrude is leading dance parties. Norman is telling jokes. And Corrigan is playing hide ‘n seek! You’ll know them by their purple name tags!

• The game tip below may help you get on the leaderboard for our Game of the Week, Yonders Run!

• Use this week’s Mystery Code - PRAY - to receive 5 different types of gems! You can use these to buy decks in your Treehouse!

Game of the Week - Yonders Run!



Game Tips!

Yonders Run

Lightgliders! It’s Tambika. You’ve been selected to scout out a new area of the Yonders. Dodge the Machines and blight and grab the coins you find there! Tap to jump up to two times in a row, and grab the powerups to get boosts to your speed, jump height, and armor! How deep into the Yonders will you be able to go?


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Prayer

November 24, 2019

Theme This Week: PRAYER


Hey Lightgliders!


The theme this week inside Lightgliders is PRAYER. Prayer simply means talking with God. The primary goal of prayer is intimacy with the One who made us! God loves when we talk with Him about our lives, thank Him for the good things He has given us, and ask Him for help. Prayer doesn’t have to be long and full of big words for it to matter. Prayer is telling God what is on your mind and heart. Our theme verse this week tells us to always be praying. We can always stay connected to the One who loves us so much.


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 Ways to Pray.

• What are your favorite ways to pray?

Tuesday

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

• What does your prayer life look like?

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

Wednesday

• Watch the Prayer video in orange called For My School.

• Is there a teacher or student on your heart to pray for?

• Find Norman Snowman Cook in the Courtyard at 5:30 EST. He’s telling jokes and giving out prizes!

Thursday

• Compete in the Game of the Week in purple called Yonders Run. Everyone on the leaderboard gets a new glider on Saturday!

• What are three things you can thank God for in prayer?

• Try to find Corrigan Hickory Sage at the Academy today at 6pm EST. You'll get a prize if you find him!

Friday

• Check out this week’s LGTV episode - Materials Tutorial!

• Who is someone you can pray with?

Saturday/Sunday

• Read 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 in the Bible. 

• Take time to stop and pray after reading these verses.


Glide On!

Kwan


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Game News: Nov. 18-Nov. 24

November 18, 2019

Gliddle Announcements

• Compete in the BRAND NEW Game of the Week in purple called Match’n’Snatch. Stay on the leaderboard to receive a prize package of 100 different coins on Saturday! 

• Try to find Corrigan Hickory Sage at the Academy this week on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday at 6pm EST! You'll know it's him by the purple name tag. You'll get a prize if you find him!

• Check out this week’s game tip for help on Hover Frenzy!

• Use this week’s Mystery Code - CHURCH - to receive 5 yellow topaz stones!



Game Tips!

Hover Frenzy

It’s madness on the hoverboard assembly floor! With so many Lightgliders that need new hoverboards, production is trying to keep up! Help keep assembly on track by catching the falling hoverboards and putting them on the conveyor belt before they all fall to the ground. Purple hoverboards are worth more points, so be sure to grab those when you can! Watch out though, you can’t carry too many!


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Church

November 17, 2019

Theme This Week: CHURCH


Hey Lightgliders!


When we trust and believe in Jesus, we become a part of His church, which is a worldwide community of people who follow Him. As a part of this faith community, we all offer something unique. God has made each one of us with special gifts, talents, and passions to shine His light throughout the world. No person is better or worse than any another as God has made all of us in His image and has saved us by His grace.


When we gather together with others in our community of faith, we have opportunities to learn about God, encourage each other, pray together, understand the Scriptures, and experience Jesus. 


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 Community.

• Who encourages your faith in God?

Tuesday

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

• How do you use your gifts to encourage others?

• Try to find Corrigan Hickory Sage at the Academy this week on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday at 6pm EST! You'll know it's him by the purple name tag. You'll get a prize if you find him!

Wednesday

• Watch the Prayer video in orange called For My Parents.

• How can you show your parents that you are grateful for what they do for you?

Thursday

• Compete in the BRAND NEW Game of the Week in purple called Match’n’Snatch. Stay on the leaderboard to receive a prize package of 100 different coins on Saturday! 

• Who are three close friends of yours and how are they different from you?

Friday

• Check out this week’s LGTV episode - Gliddle Game Gab #6!

• What does your community of faith do when you are together?

Saturday/Sunday

• Read Romans 12:3-5 in the Bible. 

• What does it mean to be a part of the body of Christ?


Glide On!

Tova


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Game News: Nov. 11-Nov. 17

November 11, 2019

Gliddle Announcements

• Find Norman Snowman Cook in the Courtyard Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday at 5:30pm EST. He's telling jokes and giving out prizes!

• Check out this week’s game tip for help on Purple Mountain from Nisha!

• Use this week’s Mystery Code - BIBLE - to receive a Fall Stickers package to use in your in-game postcards and sticker pages.

Game of the Week - Forest Defense!



Game Tips!

Purple Mountain

It’s Nisha again, and I have a new mission for you. Purple Mountain is infested with Machines and blight, and it’s up to you to restore the mountain to its original majesty! 

Some Machines are trapped in the blight themselves! It’s easier to battle them while they can’t move around, so wait to clear the blight until after the Machines are defeated. Remember to clear blight before you grab the extra RES they drop! If most of your Gliddles get tired, bring them to a Zipway so that they can come to Lightglider Academy and rest.

Our scouts say that Purple Mountain is full of secret areas! Some of them lead to even more powerful Machines and many treasures, so stay alert and look out for open doors, grates, and fences!


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Scripture

November 10, 2019

Theme This Week: THE SCRIPTURES


Hey Lightgliders!


The Bible. It’s a big book that has a lot of meaning. Some see it as an intimidating book that is hard to understand. Some see it as an old book meant for an older time. Do not let these opinions stop you from reading it! The Bible reveals the most important story we could ever know--the true story of God’s love for us. God has made Himself known through the pages of the Bible and we have the opportunity to get to know Him every time we read it! Not a word is wasted in the pages of the Bible. All of it points to our good, loving God who created, redeems, and restores His people. Though some of the stories can be hard to understand, the Bible begins to become more clear as we continue to read it, ask questions, and grow in our understanding. We can pray and ask God for wisdom when we open up our Bibles. We can ask those that are older and wiser to read the Bible with us and help us understand! Engaging with the Bible isn’t a one-time thing. We can read it for a lifetime and gain more knowledge, understanding, and wisdom with each time we open it up!


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 Reading the Bible.

• What is something new you are learning from the Bible?

Tuesday

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

• Do you read the Bible? Why or why not?

• Find Norman Snowman Cook in the Courtyard today at 5:30pm EST. He's telling jokes and giving out prizes!

Wednesday

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

• What are ways to get to know the Bible better?

• Find Norman Snowman Cook in the Courtyard today at 5:30pm EST. He's telling jokes and giving out prizes!

Thursday

• Compete in the Game of the Week in purple called Forest Defense. Stay on the leaderboard to receive a black hoverboard on Saturday! 

• Find Norman Snowman Cook in the Courtyard today at 5:30pm EST. He's telling jokes and giving out prizes!

• Why is the Bible so important?

Friday

• Check out this week’s LGTV episode - Respect Mission!

• When is the best time for you to read the Scriptures?

Saturday/Sunday

• Read 2 Timothy 3:16-17 in the Bible. 

• What is all Scripture useful for? 

• How does God use Scripture in the lives of His people?


Glide On!

Marlon


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Game News: Nov. 4-Nov. 10

November 4, 2019

Gliddle Announcements

• Join Gertrude in front of the Arcade in the Academy for a Dance Break on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday at 4:30pm EST. Show off your dance skills and get a prize!

• Check out this week’s game tip for help on one of Tambika’s Bonus Levels, Ring of Fire!

• Use this week’s Mystery Code - FAITH - to receive 7 Grapes!


Game Tips!

Ring of Fire


Hey, it’s Tambika! If you’ve completed all of the missions I’ve given you, I’ll give you some of my secret missions. It’s time to thank you for being such a great Lightglider! The first bonus mission is Ring of Fire. We’ve received info that there is Machine activity in the Volcano area, and we need you to help scout it out! Watch out, though--there could be a trap!

When Machines are destroyed, they sometimes leave behind Materials and Gliddles they’ve stolen from the Yonders! The Gliddles will wait for you to rescue them, but the Materials will disappear after a short time. Once you’ve defeated a Machine, try to get to their rewards quickly! Clear blight, defeat other nearby Machines, and solve puzzles to get to Materials fast!

Make sure you have a strategy to battle the Machines. Try to target Machines that are on their own first, and work in one direction at a time. You’ll maximize your Materials and minimize your bruises!


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