Glider Gazette

Weekly Lightglider news for faith and fun!

Redemption

April 19, 2021

APRIL 19 - APRIL 25


REDEMPTION


 Hey Lightglider!


Continuing in The Far Greater Story, we have come to its climax, known as Redemption. To redeem something means to buy it back. Remember that God created everything and called it good. This is why there is dignity in the world and within everyone in it. However, we have rebelled against God’s standard of goodness. This is called sin. And, because of our sin, we are separated from God. Without the next part of the story, we are left without hope. 


But God, in His goodness, didn’t leave us hopeless! He sent His Son Jesus to redeem us. When Jesus died on the cross, He paid the penalty for our sin. He bought us back! When Jesus was resurrected three laters later, he defeated death. He made a way for us to be restored to God and to live with Him forever! This is what it means to be redeemed. This is the heart of The Far Greater Story and the proof that God loves us.  


Glide On!

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, Bunker Escape!

Bunker Escape

• Watch this week’s Spark and Prayer Videos

Redemption

Thankful for Redemption

• Use this week’s Mystery Code - REDEEM - for 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 Rock/Paper/Scissors!

• 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 1 Peter 2:21-25 in the Bible. How are you healed? What are ways to follow in the steps of Jesus?

• How can we be redeemed by God?

• What is redemption?

• How do you show people you care?

• How can being redeemed give you confidence?

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Spotlights #35

April 17, 2021

It's time to spotlight some Lightgliders who have been shining brightly in the Academy.  Congratulations, Roderick Mysterious Champion and Daisy Wild Woo: You are in the Spotlight and will receive a Shining Spotlight Glider and RES Head to use this week!

Keep those glasses on because you are BRIGHT!

Roderick loves sending encouraging words to other Lightgliders! He loves reminding his friends that God loves them and that we all were created for a purpose.

Daisy loves playing around with everyone in the Academy and is very respectul to everyone.


And you too can be in the Spotlight and receive the Shining Spotlight Glider and RES Head to wear. 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!

Sludge Canyon

Hey, it’s Tambika! This mission takes you back to the swamps: it’s time to go to Sludge Canyon! These little islands are surrounded by swamp water, but they’re so covered with blight that you can barely move around! This mission will take a lot of RES to clear all the blight and rescue those Gliddles. When you run out of RES, just come back to the Academy and rest. Your RES will recharge and you can take on the blight again!


Have you noticed that there are different kinds of blight? The plain dark blight is easy enough to clear away, but the speckly and gnarly blight require more RES to clear! The more twisted a patch of blight is, the harder it will be to restore. But watch for the purple blight! It often grows on top of RES orbs. Clearing this blight can give you back more RES than you use!


Glide on!


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Rebellion

April 12, 2021

APRIL 12 - APRIL 18


Rebellion


Hey Lightglider!


We spent last week learning about Creation. To understand Creation is to recognize that God created everything, and that includes you and me! And because He created us in His image, our lives have purpose and tremendous value. This is the first part of the Far Greater Story of God’s love for us revealed in the Bible. It answers some really important questions like:

• How did we get here?

• Do our lives matter?

The second part of the story answers another really important question, which is:

• What is wrong with the world?

This is a question that we have to ask if we are being honest with what we see in the world around us and even in our own hearts. A rebellion is an open resistance to an authority. As our Creator, God is our authority. To rebel against Him is to disobey His commands. This is called “sin.” It happens every time we do not live up to God’s standard of goodness and love. Whether we sin on purpose or by accident, we are rebelling against the way God has commanded us to live. This separates us from God and causes havoc in the world. 

We all have rebelled against God and His goodness. And the Bible tells us that the penalty of our rebellion is death because our sin needs to be punished. This is why we need to be rescued. This is why we need a Savior. The penalty for our rebellion needs to be paid. Our sin needs to be forgiven. Until we understand this, the story of Jesus will never make any sense to us.  


Pray this week for help to recognize how you have rebelled and for the courage to confess it to God. 


Glide On!

Santiago



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, Match’N’Snatch!


Match’N’Snatch



• Watch this week’s Spark and Prayer Videos


Rebellion


The Greatest Commandments:

• Use this week’s Mystery Code - REBEL - to receive a surprise in your inventory!

• Find the “Rebellion” Sticker Page on the frontpage this week and send it in to community@lightgliders.com to be featured on the Glider Gazette!

• Check out what Ethel and Clem are up to in this week’s Gliddle Game Gab #28!


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 Race around the Academy!

• 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 Romans 3:21-24 in your Bible. What does sin mean? 

• In what ways have you rebelled against God?

• When has someone wronged you?

• What does it look like for you to obey God’s commandments?

• How can understanding our rebellion lead us to humility?

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Spotlights #34

April 10, 2021

It's time to spotlight some Lightgliders who have been shining brightly in the Academy.  Congratulations, Daisy Wonderful Runner and Percy Mysterious Wanderer: You are in the Spotlight and will receive a Shining Spotlight Glider and RES Head to use this week!

SHINE SO BRIGHT!

Daisy Wonderful Runner is an amazing friend who loves helping and interacting with all kids in the Academy. She loves making new friends and offers help when someone is in need! Keep it up!

And did you know that sometimes our spotlight shines on Game of the Week Leaderboard Lightgliders?! Coming in on top of the Leaderboard for last week’s BRAND NEW Game of the Week, Timberlands Treetops, is Percy Mysterious Wanderer with a score of 33,553! Way to crush it, Percy!


And you too can be in the Spotlight and receive the Shining Spotlight Glider and RES Head to wear. 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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Creation

April 5, 2021

APRIL 5 - APRIL 11


Creation


Hey Lightglider!


Did you know that the Bible begins by telling us that God is the Creator. The very first verse of Genesis tells us this! He created the heavens, the earth, the animals, and human beings. And He called all that He created good. And Genesis 1:27 tells us that God created us in His image. You were made in the image of a good, holy, and loving God.


Do you realize what this means?!?!? It means that our lives matter! It means that our lives are valuable! It means that we are capable of extraordinary things! 


Because you bear God’s image, you have dignity and purpose that is worthy of honor and respect. And, in the same way a mirror reflects your image back to you, you have the opportunity to reflect the image of God to the world. You are a light made to shine!


Glide On!

Bryce


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, Timberlands Treetops! Can you make it on the leaderboard by Saturday morning to receive a prize?!

Timberlands Treetops


• Watch this week’s Spark and Prayer Videos

Creation Spark


Praise for Creation 

• Check out Marlon’s Bible WHAT: Genesis 1:27!

Bible WHAT: Genesis 1:27


• Use this week’s Mystery Code - CREATION - to receive 4 Green Emeralds 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 Follow the Leader!

• 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 Genesis 1:26-31 in your Bible. What did God say about all that He had made?

• How do you know that your life matters?

• How does understanding creation help us understand human dignity?

• What are you amazed at in God’s creation?


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Spotlights #33

April 3, 2021

It's time to spotlight some Lightgliders who have been shining brightly in the Academy.  Congratulations, Percy Mysterious Wanderer, Nellie Gumbo Patticake, and Flounder Cupcake Professor: You are in the Spotlight and will receive a Shining Spotlight Glider and RES Head to use this week!

SO SHINY!

Percy Mysterious Wanderer and Nellie Gumbo Patticake are the newest Ambassadors inside the Academy!! Well done and welcome, Percy and Nellie!

And keeping with the theme of new roles inside the Academy, Flounder Cupcake Professor is the newest moderator! Flounder is a great role model to everyone! Keep it up, friends!

And you too can be in the Spotlight and receive the Shining Spotlight Glider and RES Head to wear. 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!

Hey, Lightglider! It’s Bryce. Our next mission is to head back to the Timberlands and explore the treetops! There are lots of dangerous Machines up there, but I know you’ll battle them with ease!

A great tactic to deal with faster Machines is to “kite!” When a Machine charges you, start slowly backing away, firing behind you as you go. The Machine will try to chase you, but they won’t be able to catch you. It’s like you’re stringing along a kite behind you!

Use this tactic on many of the smaller Machines. You’ll come out on top! Glide on!

Glide on!


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Easter

March 29, 2021

MARCH 29 - APRIL 4


Easter


Happy Easter Week Lightgliders! 


In Lightglider Academy, we go on rescue missions into the Yonders every day. But at Easter, we are reminded of the greatest rescue mission of all time. Even before the world was created, God had a plan to rescue us from sin and brokenness. That plan was and is Jesus. At the cross, Jesus gave up His life knowing that only His blood could pay the penalty of our sins. And on Easter Sunday, God raised Jesus back to life. He is alive! This is what we celebrate at Easter. Jesus has crushed sin and death, and offers us abundant and eternal life through Him. 


Glide On!

Nisha


Things to Do This Week:


• Play the Game of the Week, Forest Defense! Everyone on the leaderboard this Saturday gets an explorer outfit!


Forest Defense


• Watch the Sparks and Prayers on the FrontPage


Easter Spark

The Cross Spark


Prayer on Easter

 


• Find and decorate the Easter Sticker Page and send it to a friend to brighten up their week!


Easter Sticker Page




• Use this week’s Mystery Code - EASTER - to receive a Gold Glider!


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 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 This Week: 

Read Luke 24:1-7 in the Bible. Why is the resurrection so important?

• How does your family celebrate Easter?

• What miracle happened at Easter?

• Why is the cross so important?

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Spotlights #32

March 27, 2021

It's time to spotlight some Lightgliders who have been shining brightly in the Academy.  Congratulations, Flora Lovely Protector and Clyde Wind Woo: You are in the Spotlight and will receive a Shining Spotlight Glider and RES Head to use this week!

Keep those glasses on because you are BRIGHT!

Flora Lovely Protector loves making new friends and playing all over the Academy! She is such a good friend to so many Lightgliders!

Clyde Wind Woo is also a great friend, loves crushing new games, and enjoys showing new friends around the Academy! Keep it up, Clyde!

And you too can be in the Spotlight and receive the Shining Spotlight Glider and RES Head to wear. 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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Restore

March 22, 2021

MARCH 22 - MARCH 28


Restore


Hey Lightgliders!


As a Lightglider, you are sent on missions from Lightglider Academy to restore the land of Glideon. To restore means to bring something back to the way it was meant to be. Glideon was not meant to be covered in this dark mysterious substance that we call blight. No, it was meant to be beautiful and full of purpose. When you clear the blight, you are bringing Glideon back to what it was intended to be!


The Scriptures tell us that one day God will fully restore this broken world. This is a day that we all can look forward to with hope. In the meantime, Lightgliders seek to restore the beauty, purpose, joy, and dignity of this world and everyone in it. In doing so, we serve as signposts of what is to come. A signpost is like a great big billboard telling everyone who passes by what they can look forward to. When we carry out deeds of compassion and justice, we give the world a glimpse of what is to come. God’s light shines through us to give the world hope. 


Glide On!

Nisha



Things to Do This Week

  • Play the Game of the Week, Forward Base! Everyone on the leaderboard this Saturday will receive a construction outfit!
  • Watch the Spark and Prayer Videos:

The Goal to Restore

Love Cares

  • Use this week’s Mystery Code - RESTORE - 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!
  • Friday: PARTY DAY!! Join Lightglider friends and moderators in the Courtyard for the Easter Party at 5pm EST / 4pm CST!
  • Saturday: Connect with the Ambassadors in the Courtyard at 3pm EST / 2pm CST for some fun and games.


Things to Think About

  • Read Acts 3:20-21 in the Bible. Where will final restoration come from?
  • What does it mean to restore something?
  • What are some things in your world that are broken and are in need of restoration?
  • What can you do through your words or actions to help?
  • What are things that break God’s heart and break your heart?
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Spotlights #31

March 22, 2021

It's time to spotlight some Lightgliders who have been shining brightly in the Academy.  Congratulations, Lily Summer Willow and Apple Kind Victory: You are in the Spotlight and will receive a Shining Spotlight Glider and RES Head to use this week!

Check out that shine!

Lily works behind the scenes to help others. She gives out a ton of Boosts to help other Lightgliders on their missions. She says she loves helping others! Way to go, Lily!

Apple is also a kid who likes to offer help whenever it’s needed. We are so thankful to have Apple in the community!

Lily and Apple have done a tremendous job of RESPECTING God, themselves, and others inside the Academy. Well done!

And you too can be in the Spotlight and receive the Shining Spotlight Glider and RES Head to wear. 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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