Glider Gazette

Weekly Lightglider news for faith and fun!

Reflection

November 30, 2020

NOVEMBER 30 - DECEMBER 6


REFLECTION


Hey Lightgliders!


Our lives operate at a fast pace. We wake up, eat breakfast, go to school, come home, do homework, eat dinner, go to bed, and often repeat it all the next day. If we’re not careful, our schedules and routines 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! Sometimes He will even speak to your heart when you are still before Him. My prayer is you hear how much He loves you because He really does! 


Please take note -- it is the Christmas season in the Academy! The Lightglider leaders will be decorating the Courtyard. Come visit and get a special Christmas gift from each moderator!


Glide On!

Nisha


“Be still, and know that I am God!” - Psalm 46:10 (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, Waterfall Climber! Everyone on the leaderboard this Saturday gets a new garden slide for their treehouse!

• Watch the Spark and Prayer Videos

Time to Rest

Prayer for Peace

• Use the Mystery Code - REFLECT - 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 Christmas Tree Hat to everyone in attendance!

• Wednesday: Come to the Courtyard  at 5pm EST / 4pm CST. A moderator will be leading a game of Rock/Paper/Scissors in the Academy! Penelope will be giving out a new Snowflake Glider to everyone in attendance!

• Friday: Meet game designer, Corrigan Hickory Sage, in the Innovation Lab at 5pm EST / 4pm CST to share game ideas. Corrigan will be giving out a new Santa Hat to everyone in attendance!

• 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 Psalm 46:10 in the Bible. Reflect on your week. On Monday, the question is, “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?

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

• What does it look like for you to rest? 

• What areas of your life need greater peace?

• What are your favorite ways to relax?

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

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Special Christmas Blog!

November 29, 2020

Hey Lightgliders!


Did you know this week marks the start of Advent, a season that Christians all over the world celebrate as a time of waiting and preparing for Jesus’ birth at Christmas?! 


We’re celebrating with some special Christmas gifts only available this month! 



Each moderator has their own gift to give you, so stop in for Meet the Founder, the Moderated Game of the Week, Bible Chat, and Meet a Game Designer to collect them all!


See you in the Academy!


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Prayer

November 23, 2020

NOVEMBER 23 - NOVEMBER 29


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 heart, and listening for what is on His. Our theme verse this week tells us to always be praying. We can always stay connected to the One who loves us so much.


Glide On!

Kwan


“Never stop praying.” - 1 Thessalonians 5:17


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 this Saturday gets a ninja outfit!

• Watch the Spark and Prayer Videos

Ways to Pray

For My School

• Use the Mystery Code - PRAY - 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. 

• Friday: Join us in the Courtyard at 5pm EST / 4pm CST for the THANKSGIVING PARTY! Everyone in attendance gets new hats and gliders!

• 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 Thessalonians 5:16-18 in the Bible. Take time to stop and pray after reading these verses.

• What are your favorite ways to pray?

• What does your prayer life look like?

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

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

• Who is someone you can pray with?

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Lightglider Spotlights #16

November 21, 2020

There are so many Lightgliders shining brightly every week! We want to highlight some of the amazing things YOU are doing!! Congratulations, Fifi Pop Marvel and Jasmine Dreamer Guardian: You are in the Spotlight and will receive a Shining Spotlight Glider and RES Head to use this week!

So shiny!

This week Fifi Pop Marvel is being spotlighted because of the incredible growth she has shown in her time as a Lightglider!! After some conversations with our Moderators, Fifi has become a great example of an encourager, is proactive in offering help to others, and enjoys being a Lightglider now more than ever! We’re proud of you, Fifi! Way to go!


Jasmine Dreamer Guardian is quick to let others know how much FUN she has in Lightglider Academy! She hasn’t been a Lightglider for long, but she always has a great time! We’re glad you’ve joined us, Jasmine!

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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Church

November 16, 2020

NOVEMBER 16 - NOVEMBER 22


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.

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. When we do this, God is glorified and we are strengthened! 

Glide On!

Nisha


“We are many parts of one body, and we all belong to each other.” - Romans 12:5 (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:

• Play the BRAND NEW Game of the Week, Dance Party Pinball!

• Watch the Spark and Prayer Videos

Community Spark

Prayer for Parents

• Use the Mystery Code - CHURCH - 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. 

• Wednesday: Come to the Courtyard  at 5pm EST / 4pm CST. A moderator will be leading 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 12:3-5 in the Bible. What does it mean to be a part of the body of Christ?

• Who encourages your faith in God?

• How do you use your gifts to encourage others?

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

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

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

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Lightglider Spotlights #15

November 14, 2020

There are so many Lightgliders shining brightly every week! We want to highlight some of the amazing things YOU are doing!! Congratulations, Aurora Exuberant Victory and Strawberry Jellybean Harper: You are in the Spotlight and will receive a Shining Spotlight Glider and RES Head to use this week!

Whoa! You’re BRIGHT!

Aurora Exuberant Victory is being spotlighted this week because she LOVES telling the moderators all about her friends in the Academy! She has such a great time playing with her friends in Lightgliders! We love having YOU in the community, Aurora!


Strawberry Jellybean Harper loves sending boosts to fellow Lightgliders that need some help on their missions. She helps others as they help out in the Yonders to restore the land and rescue Gliddles! Way to go, Strawberry!

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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Scriptures

November 9, 2020

NOVEMBER 9 - NOVEMBER 15


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!


“All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful to teach us what is true and to make us realize what is wrong in our lives. It corrects us when we are wrong and teaches us to do what is right. God uses it to prepare and equip his people to do every good work.” - 2 Timothy 3:16-17 (NLT)


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 Game of the Week, Forest Defense! Everyone on the leaderboard gets some new gear on Saturday morning!

• Watch the Spark and Prayer videos.

Reading the Bible

Prayer for Purity

• Marlon is back with another Bible WHAT?! Check it out on the front page!

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


Lightglider Academy Events This Week:

• Monday: Come to the Spotlight Celebration on Monday at 5pm EST / 4pm 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. 

• Wednesday: Come to the Courtyard  at 5pm EST / 4pm CST. A moderator will be leading 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 6pm EST / 5pm 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 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?

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

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

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

• Why is the Bible so important?

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

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Lightglider Spotlights #14

November 7, 2020

There are so many Lightgliders shining brightly every week! We want to highlight some of the amazing things YOU are doing!! Congratulations, Edgar Energetic Groovy and Jasmine Lovely Periwinkle: You are in the Spotlight and will receive a Shining Spotlight Glider and RES Head to use this week!

Way to SHINE!

Edgard Energetic Groovy has done such an amazing job in his Yonders missions that he has been able to purchase several items for his tree house! Way to go!! The Gliddles living there are going to love it!


Jasmine is always very enthusiastic whenever she learns something new about the Bible! She has said "Wow, I love Lightgliders, they always talk about the Bible and they have fun games."

We’re so glad you’re a Lightglider, Jasmine!

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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Faith

November 2, 2020

NOVEMBER 2 - NOVEMBER 8


FAITH


Hey Lightgliders!

Faith is a word you may hear quite a bit among people who go to church. To have faith means to trust and believe. We all practice faith on a daily basis. If you sit down in a chair, you trust and believe in that chair, that it will hold you up when you sit down! Faith in Jesus is similar. It means that our trust and belief is in Him and what He did for us on the cross. We can live with confidence and joy because our faith is in the only One who can rescue us from sin, death, and evil. And, according to our theme verse this week, the reward for our faith in Jesus is salvation. Jesus saves us from the punishment of our sin and gives us eternal life. This is good news!

“You love him even though you have never seen him. Though you do not see him now, you trust him; and you rejoice with a glorious, inexpressible joy. The reward for trusting him will be the salvation of your souls.” - 1 Peter 1:8-9 (NLT)


Glide On!

Tova


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, Sludge Canyon!

• Watch the Spark and Prayer Videos

What Is Faith?

Encourage My Faith

• Check out this week’s Bible WHAT?! with Marlon as he discusses our theme verse!

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


Lightglider Academy Events This Week:

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

• Wednesday: Come to the Courtyard at 5pm EST / 4pm CST. A moderator will be leading a game of Hide and 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 6pm EST / 5pm 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 1:8-9 in the Bible. What is your reward for trusting Jesus?

• How can you exercise your faith?

• What do you have faith in?

• Take time to pray and ask God to help you trust Him with everything in your life..

• How can faith in Jesus give you confidence?

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Lightglider Spotlights #13

October 31, 2020

There are so many Lightgliders shining brightly every week! We want to highlight some of the amazing things YOU are doing!! Congratulations, Lavender Purple Bobbin and Royal Summer Marvel: You are in the Spotlight and will receive a Shining Spotlight Glider and RES Head to use this week!

You’re so bright we NEED those glasses!

Lavender Purple Bobbin loves the Bible and loves to help others. We love seeing her be so active in the Academy! Way to set an example, Lavender!


One look at Royal Summer Marvel’s treehouse and you can see why she’s in the spotlight this week! She also has excellent behaviour in the Academy! Keep shining, Royal!

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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