Glider Gazette

Weekly Lightglider news for faith and fun!

Love

March 1, 2021

MARCH 1 - MARCH 7


Love


Hey Lightgliders! 


As Lightgliders, we seek to respect others, rescue Gliddles, and restore the land of Glideon! Hopefully, you know that by now. But do you know why we do these things? Because we value love here. Love motivates each of these goals. We want it to motivate everything we do in life. That’s why it is one of our core values. When we love, we put the needs of others ahead of our own. Unfortunately, our selfishness will continue to try to rule our thoughts and motivations, so we need to be continually reminded to love. The best reminder for me to love is to remember what Jesus did on the cross. He did that for me. And because He chose to love me when I didn’t deserve it, I remember to be grateful and am motivated to love others. 


What does it look like to love the people in your life?  Do you offer words of encouragement? Do you serve, give gifts, write notes, smile, hug, share, or listen? There are lots of ways to love others. Love energizes any atmosphere.


Glide On!

Tambika


Things to Do This Week:

• Play the BRAND NEW Game of the Week, Mission: Timberlands Approach! Everyone on the leaderboard this Saturday will receive a baseball field glider!

• Watch the Spark and Prayer Videos

The Value of Love

Strength to Love

• Use this week’s Mystery Code - LOVE - 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 20 Questions!

• 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:

Read John 13:34-35 in the Bible. What will our love do to the world?

• Why can it be difficult to love?

• What does love look like to you?

• Who has God given you to love?

• What is one way you will put the needs of others in front of your own this week?

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Spotlights #28

February 27, 2021

It’s time for some Spotlights!


Every week, more and more Lightgliders shine brightly in Lightglider Academy. It’s time to recognize them for their achievements! Congratulations, Maple Wild Roamer and Blaze Awesome Walker: You are in the Spotlight and will receive a Shining Spotlight Glider and RES Head to use this week!

So bright!!

Maple is in the spotlight because she loves attending Bible studies and learning about Jesus! She also likes to share jokes with Norman! Way to show up to weekly activities, Maple!


And Blaze is such a great friend to everybody! He loves playing around, helping others, and likes making new friends as well!

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, it’s Bryce! Are you ready to take on the Machines in this mission? We’re sending you to the Timberlands Approach, an area infested with Machines! Rescue the Gliddles there and get ready to battle!

Watch out for Machine attacks, especially from the blue Machines! Their blasts are very powerful. If you get hit too much, you’ll lose a chunk of armor and have to start back at the last checkpoint!

Be careful out there, and remember to keep an eye out for secret grates!


Glide on!


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Hope

February 22, 2021

FEBRUARY 22 - FEBRUARY 28


Hope


Hey Lightgliders! 


This week our theme is hope. It’s a small word with a big impact. To live with hope means to look to the future with the expectation that good things are coming.  


This is tough to do sometimes, especially if things around us are tough. But, with our faith in Jesus, we always have a reason to live with hope. God promises eternal life and a fully restored world in which we’ll live. He will make everything right again some day. The future is secure. Therefore, we always have a reason to hope!


And, trust me on this, hope is invigorating. It is electrifying. It is powerful! When we live with hope, we will share it with others. And, like a spark, the fire of hope spreads and the future begins to look brighter and brighter to those around you. Think of the Gliddles in the Yonders. Just knowing that Lightgliders are out there gives them hope that the future will be bright. This is the power of hope. 


I try to wake up each day with hope--with the expectation that the day will be new, exciting, and meaningful. I'm telling you, living with hope makes a difference!


Glide On!

Marlon


Things to Do This Week

• Play the Game of the Week, Gliddle Dodge! Everyone on the leaderboard this Saturday will receive a racecar driver outfit!

• Watch the Spark and Prayer Videos

The Value of Hope

Hope in Hard Times

• Use this week’s Mystery Code - HOPE - 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 Crazy Outfit Show!

• Thursday: Join us in the Library at 6pm EST / 5pm CST for a Bible Chat to discuss this week’s theme and verse! 

• Friday: PARTY DAY! Join Lightglider Moderators and friends at 5pm EST / 4pm CST for the Delicious Desserts Party! Everyone in attendance gets a party prize!

• Saturday: Connect with the Ambassadors in the Courtyard at 3pm EST / 2pm CST for some fun and games. 


Things to Think About

Read 2 Thessalonians 2:16-17 in the Bible. According to these verses, what does Jesus give us?

• How can you spread hope to others?

• What do you hope for in life?

• What does it look like to have hope in hard times?

• How does Jesus’ love for us give us hope?

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Spotlights #27

February 20, 2021

It’s time for some Spotlights!

IT’S PARTY WEEK!! Join us on Friday in the Academy for the Delicious Desserts Party at 5pm EST / 4pm CST! Remember that you can log in from your desktop app or mobile device to join the party, get exclusive outfits, and hang out with Lightglider friends! We’ll see you there!

Every week, more and more Lightgliders shine brightly in Lightglider Academy. It’s time to recognize them for their achievements! Congratulations, Strawberry Brave Scientist and Percy Mysterious Wanderer: You are in the Spotlight and will receive a Shining Spotlight Glider and RES Head to use this week!

Way to go!!

Strawberry gets the RES head this week because she is caring and loves helping out, not just her friends but EVERYONE in the Academy! 


And Percy, well, he loves playing with other Lightgliders in the Academy and makes them feel so comfortable! He is SUCH an AWESOME friend!


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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Confidence

February 15, 2021

FEBRUARY 15 - FEBRUARY 21


Confidence


Hey Lightgliders! 


We’re talking about the Lightglider value of confidence this week. Confidence comes from a strong belief that you are known and loved. We can live with confidence because of how much God knows and loves us! How can we be so sure of this? Because of the cross! God sent Jesus to die on the cross to pay for our sins and purchase back our lives. Do you realize what this means? It means that we never have to question our value, no matter what anyone says or thinks about us. We are known and greatly loved by the Creator of the universe!


Never forget how valuable you are. You always have a reason to be confident because of what Jesus did for you. Our confidence does not come from our abilities, our friends, or our moral performance. These things are not dependable. Our confidence comes from God's immeasurable love for us, which was showcased through Jesus at the cross! When we understand that our confidence can be anchored upon the unchanging rock of God's love, we will walk with the courage and boldness necessary to shine in dark places, to stand up for what is right, and to repent when we make mistakes. 


Glide On!

Santiago


Things to Do This Week

•Play the BRAND NEW Game of the Week, Maze Chase! Everyone on the leaderboard this Saturday will receive a surprise in their inventory!

• Watch the Spark and Prayer Videos

The Value of Confidence

Confidence in God’s Love

• Use this week’s Mystery Code - CONFIDENCE - 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 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

Read Ephesians 3:10-12 in the Bible. What does our faith in Christ give us?

• How can a knowledge of God’s love affect our confidence?

• Where does your confidence come from?

• What is an example of a time when you stood up for what was right?

• What distracts you from resting in God’s love?

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Spotlights #26

February 13, 2021

It’s time for some Spotlights!

IT’S HERE, IT’S HERE, IT’S FINALLY HERE!! Lightglider Academy is ON YOUR MOBILE DEVICE!! You can now join your friends in Lightglider Academy from your smartphone, tablet, AND desktop computer! That means you can come to parties, hang out with moderators, customize your Lightglider, use emotes, dance moves, and prescribe chat from anywhere! 

HOW COOL IS THAT?! Jump into the Academy today!!

Every week, more and more Lightgliders shine brightly in Lightglider Academy. It’s time to recognize them for their achievements! Congratulations, Jasmine Epic Guardian and Victor Tricky Ranger: You are in the Spotlight and will receive a Shining Spotlight Glider and RES Head to use this week!

Like a light, you’re made to shine!

We’re spotlighting Jasmine Epic Guardian because of her creativity and desire to make Lightgliders a better place for everyone! She has been sending some ideas for hangouts that we totally love!


And Victor Tricky Ranger is so much fun! He loves playing with other Lightgliders and has been respecting the rules of the Academy! He’s such a great example to others!


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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Humility

February 8, 2021

FEBRUARY 8 - FEBRUARY 14


Humility


Hey Lightgliders! 


This week we are discussing the Lightglider value of humility. We learned last week about purpose - how God has created each of us uniquely and in His image. Because of this, our lives are filled with purpose. Even though each of us are created to shine like stars in the universe, we must understand that we are far from perfect. The sin and selfishness that began in the Garden of Eden carries on today in every human heart. It causes division, brokenness, and strife. Admitting our need for God’s love and forgiveness requires humility. To live with humility means to acknowledge that we are weak. We cannot depend on our own talents, accomplishments, or even our good behavior. These things will fail us and will never be able to pay for our sin. We have to depend on God and His power to save us through Jesus. Only with humble hearts is this even possible. As we live with humility, we are able to take our focus off ourselves, receive God’s love, and truly focus on the needs of others.


When you go on enough Yonders missions, you will be ready for one filled with puzzles. One of these is called “Keep Out!” That’s a good name for it because those who are proud or unwilling to fail should keep out. To complete it, you will need humility. Stay focused on your missions to the Yonders. You will fail at some. You will succeed at some. But, in everything including Yonders missions, stay humble!  


Glide On!

Nisha


“Don’t be selfish; don’t try to impress others. Be humble, thinking of others as better than yourselves. Don’t look out only for your own interests, but take an interest in others, too.”  - Philippians 2:3-4 (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, Machine Blitz! Everyone on the leaderboard this Saturday gets a viking helmet!

• Watch the Spark and Prayer Videos

The Value of Humility

He Must Increase

• Use this week’s Mystery Code - HUMILITY - 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 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

Read Philippians 2:3-5 in the Bible. What kind of attitude did Jesus have?

• What does it mean to be humble?

• In what ways do you take an interest in others?

• What is one area of weakness where you need God’s help?

• What are ways to point others to Jesus?

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Spotlights #25

February 6, 2021

It’s time for some Spotlights!

Every week, more and more Lightgliders shine brightly in Lightglider Academy. It’s time to recognize them for their achievements! Congratulations, Rose Wild Champion and Buster Ninja Crunch: You are in the Spotlight and will receive a Shining Spotlight Glider and RES Head to use this week!

SO BRIGHT!

Rose Wild Champion is such a fun friend to play with! She loves helping others and is respectful to other kids in the Academy! Way to go, Rose!


And Buster Ninja Wild?! Well, he is a very kind friend! He is very polite to everyone he meets, and LOVES making new friends! Keep it up, Buster!


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!

This week we’ve got some game tips for Tambika’s level: Waterfall Meadow! If you’re new here, this is the first official mission Tambika will send you on! You’ll learn the basics of gliding, battling, and rescuing there. Here are a couple of tips to help you out:

  1. Use your mouse to glide around. Remember to keep your cursor on the game screen at all times to maximize your movements!
  2. When rescuing Gliddles, you can carry up to five at a time. To rescue more Gliddles, drop the ones you have off at a Zipway to send them back to the Academy, and then go find more Gliddles!
  1. Remember to keep your distance when battling Machines! Stay close enough so that your defense system will activate, but far enough away so that you can dodge Machine attacks!

There are plenty of treasures and secrets in the Yonders. Keep your eyes peeled for things that don’t seem to belong in their surroundings!

And lastly, don’t forget that Lightglider Academy is coming to your mobile device SO SOON! You’ll be able to hang out with friends, send postcards, customize your Lightglider, AND buy new clothes, hats, and gliders from Glider Gear!! And if your friends are on their desktop app, don’t worry! You’ll be able to hang out with them in the Academy while you’re on your mobile device! Stay tuned for more coming soon!

Glide on!


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Purpose

February 1, 2021

FEBRUARY 1 - FEBRUARY 7


Purpose


Hey Lightgliders! 


Purpose is one of the five core values of a Lightglider. To live with purpose means to live with the belief that your life matters. As Lightgliders, we believe that our lives are both valuable and meaningful. But how do we know this is true? It 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. If the Creator of the universe took time to create you, then guess what. Your life matters and you are here for a reason! To live with purpose means to live every day with this strong belief.  


In Lightglider Academy, we rescue Gliddles, clear the blight, and seek to help others any way we can. Look around you. The world is in need and you were uniquely created to make a difference! Each day provides us a new opportunity to live an adventure filled with purpose!


Glide On!

Tova


“For through him God created everything in the heavenly realms and on earth. He made the things we can see and the things we can’t see - such as thrones, kingdoms, rulers, and authorities in the unseen world. Everything was created through him and for him.”  - Colossians 1:16 (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, Keep Out! Everyone on the leaderboard this Saturday gets a prize!

• Watch the Spark and Prayer Videos

The Value of Purpose

Prayer for Purpose

• Check out Marlon’s Bible WHAT on Matthew 5:14-16!

• Use the Mystery Code - PURPOSE - 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 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

Read Colossians 1:15-19 in the Bible. What do these verses have to say about Jesus?

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

• What does it mean to you to be ‘God’s masterpiece?’

• In what ways do you want to positively impact the world?

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Spotlights #24

January 30, 2021

It’s time for some Spotlights!

Every week, more and more Lightgliders shine brightly in Lightglider Academy. It’s time to recognize them for their achievements! Congratulations, Ace Courageous Guardian and Faye Courageous Cloudburst: You are in the Spotlight and will receive a Shining Spotlight Glider and RES Head to use this week!

Nice job!!

We spotlight Ace for being such a great friend to play with! He's respectful to other Lightgliders and loves playing around.


Just like Ace, Faye is another good friend to several kids in the Academy who love playing with her! She's always fun!


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!

This week we’ve got some game tips for Tambika’s level: River Journey! For this mission, you’ll be clearing the blight and rescuing the Gliddles near the River. The main thing here is to be on the lookout for secret, hidden places. Anything that’s out of place might hide treasures and Gliddles! There are also supply drops in tricky areas in the Yonders. Look for areas marked with a glowing door - you’ll find supplies to help you recharge and get back into the Action!


And last but certainly not least, we want to let you know about some SUPER EXCITING things that are coming to Lightgliders on your mobile device! You’ll be able to access the Academy on your mobile app SO SOON! You’ll be able to access the Courtyard, Mission Control, the Library, and the Innovation Lab as you hang out with friends, and we’ll be working on adding more gestures all the time! We will let you know when mobile access is available. In the meantime, visit Lightglider Academy on the desktop app to play the full version! 

Glide on!


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