Glider Gazette

Weekly Lightglider news for faith and fun!

Lightglider Spotlights this Week

August 8, 2020

It's time to spotlight some Lightgliders, who have been shining brightly in the Academy.  Congratulations Flounder Cupcake Professor and Blaze Swift Trunk. You are in the Spotlight and will receive a Shining Spotlight Glider and RES Head to use this week!

Check out those sweet sunglasses!

Blaze has rescued enough Gliddles to unlock ALL TEN of his Treehouse decks, and is a great team player! He comes to a lot of hangouts in the Academy. Way to go, Blaze!

Flounder has also unlocked all of his Treehouse decks. INCREDIBLE! He has started a club in the Academy which meets and discusses a word of the day! Way to engage others, Flounder!

Just like Blaze and Flounder, 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!

And, remember, if you are in the Lightglider Spotlight, wear your RES Head but don't get a big head!
Glide on!

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Lightgliders is on Amazon!

August 4, 2020

Great news, Lightglider families! On July 30 we released a beta version of the Lightgliders app that is compatible with Amazon devices! This has been a popular request among the Lightgliders community, so we are excited to make this announcement. You can now download the Lightgliders app from the Amazon App Store and login to your account.

This beta version of the Lightgliders app was designed to allow more families to access the Lightgliders' gameplay from their Amazon devices. You will need to have an active Lightgliders account (paid subscription or free trial) to login and play Lightgliders from your Amazon devices. You will not be able to create a new account or manage your existing account from within the Amazon app.

Here are three ways to ensure your family is able to play Lightgliders from your Amazon device(s):

  1. If you are new to Lightgliders, click here to “Sign up” and start your 7-day free trial. Once you complete registration and create your first child profile, download the Lightgliders beta app and login to play! 
  2. If you have tried Lightgliders in the past, but canceled your account, click here to “Login” and follow the on-screen instructions to reactivate your account. Then, download the Lightgliders beta app and login to play!
  3. If you already have an active Lightgliders account, just download the Lightgliders app in the Amazon store and login to play!

To those families that have asked and waited for this, we want to welcome you back to Lightgliders and we thank you for your patience! If you have any questions or need help getting started on your Amazon devices, please contact our Support Team at info@lightgliders.com.

Glide on!

~The Lightgliders Team

P.S. Just a friendly reminder: you’ll still need to login through the desktop app to access the multiplayer computer game, Lightglider Academy.

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Creative & Inspired

August 3, 2020

AUGUST 3 - AUGUST 9

Creative & Inspired


Hey Lightglider!

The last two weeks we have learned that God is our Creator.  Because of this, we have tremendous purpose. We can live with the knowledge that our lives matter because they do! If God took the time to make you, then you are extremely valuable. We also learned that God created us in His image. Because you are made in the image of a powerful, good, and creative God, you have the power to create good things. What good things are you inspired to create today?

Think of ways to use your unique gifts to put a smile on other people’s faces. Dream of ways to make an impact. Live with passion. Pursue beauty. Use your imagination. Do everything you do with excellence.

If you go into the Academy this week, use creativity to design an awesome treehouse. Use imagination to encourage with every postcard you send out. Inspire others to play games together.  

Be creative and inspired today. In doing so, you will reflect your Creator. 


Glide On!

Nisha


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, Emerald Fields!

Emerald Fields

• Watch this week’s Spark and Prayer Videos

God Gives Purpose

Filled with the Spirit

• Use this week’s Mystery Code - CREATE - to receive new decorations for your treehouse!


Things to Think About This Week:

• Read Romans 12:6-8 in your Bible. What do you think you are gifted at? How can you be creative and inspired today?

• What are some ways to get to know God?

• Who inspires you? Why?

• What does it look like  for you to be filled with the Holy Spirit?

• What do you think it means to be creative?

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Purpose

July 27, 2020

JULY 27 - AUGUST 2

Purpose

Hey Lightglider!

This we’re talking about the Lightglider value of purpose. Purpose is one of the five core values of a Lightglider. To live with purpose means to live every day with the belief that your life matters. But how do we know this is true, especially when we don’t feel it from others or from the world around us? This belief comes from the truth that God made us in His image. Because of this, our lives have worth and dignity that no one can take away. Your life matters! God is good, and God made you in His image to do good things. We have the opportunity each day to do the good things that God had in mind when He created us. 

In Lightglider Academy, we rescue Gliddles, restore the land, and seek to respect those around us. Look around you today. What good things could you do to make an impact in your home and in your community? You were uniquely created to make an impact in a way that only you can. As you grow in your relationship with the Creator, you will learn all the ways that this is true!

Glide On!

Tambika


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, Avoid the Blast! If you’re on the leaderboard on Saturday morning, you’ll get a new ninja mask!

Avoid The Blast

• Watch this week’s Spark and Prayer Videos

The Value of Purpose Spark

Prayer for Purpose

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

• PARTY ANNOUNCEMENT: This Friday meet in the Courtyard for our Backyard BBQ at 5pm EST / 4pm CST! See you there!


Things to Think About This Week:

• Read Ephesians 2:8-10 in your Bible. According to this passage, what are we created for?

• In what ways do you live with a sense of purpose?

• How does knowing that you are God’s masterpiece help you live with purpose?

• How do you, or could you, impact the world in a positive way?

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Creation

July 20, 2020

JULY 20 - JULY 26


Creation


Hey Lightglider!

Are you excited about the Backyard BBQ next week in Lightglider Academy? I hope to see you there!

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 world and everything in it. This includes you and me! 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 your life matters! It means that your life is valuable! It means that you are capable of extraordinary things! 

Because you bear God’s image, you are worthy of respect. And this is true of everyone you meet! That’s why our #1 goal of a Lightglider is respect -- respect for ourselves and respect for others. We seek to do this because when you respect yourself and you respect others, you are honoring the One in whose image we were created. 


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

Slider Secrets

• Watch this week’s Spark and Prayer Videos

Creation Spark


Praise for Creation 

• Join Ethel and Clem in the Yonders for another episode of Gliddle Game Gab!

Gliddle Game Gab #20


• Use this week’s Mystery Code - CREATION - to receive 4 Green Emeralds in your inventory!

• Meet in the Academy Courtyard at 4pm EST this Wednesday to take part in an Academy-wide game of Follow the Leader with moderators and other Lightgliders!



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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Far Greater Story

July 13, 2020

JULY 13 - JULY 19


Far Greater Story


Hey Lightglider!


There are three goals of a Lightglider -- respect, rescue, and restore. We seek to RESPECT everyone in Lightglider Academy and beyond. We go on missions 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 these goals point to a far greater story? 


The Bible reveals God as the ultimate respecter, rescuer, and restorer! He respects us as His image-bearers by giving us 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 our broken world one day, so that we may live forever with Him. This is the far greater story of God’s love for us! Amazing!


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, Machine Blitz, and get on the leaderboard! The top 5 Lightgliders on Saturday morning get a surprise in their inventory! Look for a message from Gertrude Pumpkin Satchel when you log in this weekend!


Machine Blitz


• This week is a special week in Lightgliders! Check out ALL of the Sparks on the front page to learn more about the Far Greater Story of God’s love for us!


Creation

Rebellion

Redemption

Restoration

• Use this week’s Mystery Code - STORY - to receive 75 Gold Coins in your inventory!


Things to Think About This Week:

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

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

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

• Why is the cross the ultimate example of love?

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Made to Shine

July 6, 2020

JULY 6 - JULY 12


Made to Shine


Hey Lightglider!

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

God created you uniquely. No one has your exact interests, talents, and personality. To shine means to love God and to love others in a way that only you can. With all the darkness in the world, that 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 His love and light, we will shine like stars in the heavens and make an impact on the world. Let’s reflect Him everywhere we go this summer!


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 BRAND NEW Game of the Week, Blighted Grassland, and get on the leaderboard! The top 5 Lightgliders on Saturday morning get a surprise in their inventory! Look for a message from Gertrude Pumpkin Satchel when you log in this weekend!

Blighted Grassland




• Watch the Sparks and Prayers on the FrontPage

The Power of Light Spark


Courage to Shine

   


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


Things to Think About This Week:

• Read John 1:1-5 in your 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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Check Out This Postcard!

July 2, 2020

A big THANK YOU to Ace Courageous Guardian for sending in this AMAZING postcard!!

Decorate a sticker page and send it to community@lightgliders.com to have your masterpiece featured on the Glider Gazette!

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Lightgliders

June 29, 2020

JUNE 29 - JULY 5

Lightgliders


Hey Lightgliders!

It’s that time of year when we remind each other what it means to be a Lightglider. Put simply, Lightgliders are those of us who know with all our heart that we were made to shine! We were created to love God and love others. 

Yes, you get to do cool things as a Lightglider. We rescue Gliddles, battle Machines, clear blight, and connect with others in the Academy. Each of these is a purposeful adventure. But, the most purposeful adventure is getting to know the Far Greater Story, the story of God’s love for you found in the Bible. When you understand how much God loves you and how He uniquely created you to impact the world, you will shine. Every time you share God’s love with others through your words or actions, you are being a Lightglider!


Glide On!

Nisha


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, Rescue Roundup, and get on the leaderboard! The top 5 Lightgliders on Saturday morning get a new helmet in their inventory! Look for a message from Gertrude Pumpkin Satchel when you log in this weekend!

Rescue Roundup



• Watch the Sparks and Prayers on the FrontPage

Being a Lightglider Spark


Hear My Prayer

   


• Use this week’s Mystery Code - LIGHTGLIDER - to receive a new glider in your inventory!


Things to Think About This Week:

• Read Matthew 5:14-16 in your Bible. What does 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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Responsibility

June 22, 2020

JUNE 22 - JUNE 28

 

Responsibility


Hey Lightglider!

This week’s Gliddle Principle is RESPONSIBILITY. That is a big word that can be carried out in lots of small ways. To be responsible means that we are trustworthy in our actions and our words. Therefore, we do the very best we can in everything that we do and with everything we have. This includes our schoolwork, homework, friendships, extracurricular activities, and even the time in our day. It starts with the little things like cleaning up after yourself, but it can lead to big things like overseeing Lightglider missions to the Yonders or activities at your school or church. In what ways do you show yourself to be a responsible person? I try to show it through my work in the Innovation Lab. I seek to do the best that I can with what I have been given. I know that being responsible in the little things leads to greater responsibilities to come. Please remember this! 

Glide On!

Kwan



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:

• There's a party in the Academy this week! Join Lightglider Moderators and friends in the Innovation Lab inside the Academy on Friday at 5pm EST/4pm CST for the Lab Luau!

• Play the Game of the Week, Fruit Fling, and get on the leaderboard! The top 5 Lightgliders on Saturday morning get a surprise in their inventory! Look for a message from Gertrude Pumpkin Satchel when you log in this weekend!

Fruit Fling



• Watch the Sparks and Prayers on the FrontPage

Stewardship Spark


Prayer for Responsibility

   


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


Things to Think About This Week:

• Read Colossians 3:23-24 in your Bible. What does it mean to work for the Lord rather than for people?

• What are the responsibilities in your life?

• What “little things” in your life are you responsible for?

• In what areas could you be more responsible?

• Do you give your best in everything you do?

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