Glider Gazette

Weekly Lightglider news for faith and fun!

Bravery

June 14, 2021

JUNE 14 - JUNE 20

Bravery

Hey Lightgliders! 

I’m Bryce, one of the leaders at Lightglider Academy! Professor Watts had asked me to tell you a little about myself and to share with you one of my character qualities that stands out. Well, I’m from Australia. I am passionate about doing courageous things, such as going on missions to the Yonders, shining light in the darkness, and sharing truth with my friends. I’m not afraid to go and try to make an impact. Living for something greater than ourselves is the secret to living a life of purpose. It’s not always easy, but it does make life an adventure!

One of my most admirable character qualities is bravery. That simply means I live with courage! No matter what I am facing, I know that God loves me and is on my side. This motivates me to be brave and to never give up.  

If you seek to learn new things and to make a difference in the lives of others, you will have to be brave. You will have to face new challenges with courage.  What is going on in your life right now that requires bravery?  I encourage you to keep on!


Glide On!

Bryce



Things to Think About This Week: 

Take some time this week to focus on Bravery and what it looks like for you to be brave! Here are some reflection questions that will help.  


• Read Mark 16:15 in the Bible. What does it mean to “preach the Good News to everyone”?

• What meaningful moments has God used in your life?

• In what ways could you be more loving?

• What does it mean to live for something greater than yourself?

• What are you doing right now that requires bravery?

• How can you rely on God to help you be brave and courageous?


Things to Do This Week:


• Play the Game of the Week, Rescue Roundup, and get on the leaderboard!


Rescue Roundup



• Watch the Sparks and Prayers on the FrontPage


Bryce’s Story


Love Is Not Rude



   


• Watch the newest Gliddle Game Gab, another featured episode of Jokes With Norman!

• Use this week’s Mystery Code - BRYCE - to receive some gold to use in Glider Gear!


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 5:30pm EST / 4:30pm 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: Hang out with Pen in the Courtyard today at 12pm EST / 11am EST for a new event called Midday Madness with Penelope! Also, 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.

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Spotlights #43

June 12, 2021

It's time to spotlight some Lightgliders who have been shining brightly in the Academy.  Congratulations, Thistle Daring Cloudburst and Spike Fearless Marshmallow: You are in the Spotlight and will receive a Shining Spotlight Glider and RES Head to use this week!

LIKE A LIGHT!

Thistle Daring Cloudburst had some GREAT ideas during Game Design with Corrigan last week and was such a great friend, giving tours to new Lightgliders inside the Academy! Nice work, Thistle!

And Spike Fearless Marshmallow was showing off so INCREDIBLE friendship skills inside the Academy last week as well! We love to see Lightgliders treating each other with RESPECT - one of the three goals of a Lightglider!

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!

Timberlands Approach

Hey, it’s Bryce! Are you ready to take on the Machines once again? 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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Leadership

June 7, 2021

JUNE 7 - JUNE 13


Leadership


Hey Lightgliders! 


Jabari yako rafiki! That means ‘How are you my friend?’ in Swahili. I’m Tambika. I manage Lightglider Academy while the Professor is away. Running this place isn’t easy, but it is rewarding. I try to meet all the new Lightgliders when they arrive in the Courtyard. That is a fun part of my job! I even get to send you on your first mission to the Yonders for those of you playing in the desktop app. 


I was born and raised in Tanzania. Do you know where that is? It is a beautiful country in Africa. Growing up, I always looked for leadership positions in my school and community. I love to serve others through organization. I love plans. I love calendars. I love details. And, all of these things are important at Lightglider Academy. Otherwise, everything would be more chaotic than it already is!


I encourage you to use your gifts to serve others. We need people in this world with all types of gifts and talents. No matter how you are gifted, always remember that being a leader means serving others first. This is called servant leadership.


Glide On!

Tambika


Things to Do This Week:


• Play the BRAND NEW Game of the Week, Mission: Tambika’s Treehouse, and get on the leaderboard!

Tambika’s Treehouse




• Watch the Sparks and Prayers on the FrontPage

Tambika’s Story


Following God   




• Use this week’s Mystery Code - TAMBIKA - to receive 100 Gold Coins!


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 5:30pm EST / 4:30pm 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 Romans 12:6-8 in the Bible. What gifts do you believe God has given you?

• What does it mean to be a leader by first becoming a servant?

• In what ways could you be a servant leader?

• What are your gifts and talents and how can you use them to serve others?

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Spotlights #42

June 5, 2021

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

SO BRIGHT!!

Mabel Clumsy Jelly makes her way into the Spotlight this week for being such an encourager during Bible Chat! She was handing out boosts and sharing great thoughts during the Academy event! Keep shining in all you do, Mabel!

And Percy Mysterious Wanderer showed off some amazing moves by making it to the top of the leaderboard for Dance Party Pinball! Way to go!!

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!

Tambika’s Treehouse

Lightglider! It’s Tambika, and I need your help! My Treehouse was just attacked and it’s covered in blight! Can you help me restore it all? 

Luckily, I had stored a ton of RES orbs before the attack. Just open up some of the safe areas to recharge your RES! Help rescue the Gliddles and relocate them to a safer Treehouse while we restore mine!

Glide on!


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Role Models

May 31, 2021

MAY 31 - JUNE 6


Role Models


Hey Lightgliders! 


I get the distinct privilege of introducing our new series. We will be talking about Role Models and the positive character qualities that they possess.


Now I know what you’re thinking. “Isn’t a role model just really good-looking bread?” And to that I say, “No, that’s a roll model.”  Wow, I just got really hungry.  


A role model is someone you can look up to! He or she serves as an example to you for how to live, how to treat people, and how to grow in your faith. I can’t tell you how important it is to have good role models!  One of my first role models ever was Marlon, who hangs out in the Academy Library.  Marlon cares about me and shows me what it looks like to walk with God. Who are some of your role models? It could be a parent, an older sibling, a teacher, a coach, or perhaps a leader in your church. I encourage you to find someone you look up to, watch how they live their lives, and ask them lots of questions. And remember to listen to their answers!


Glide On!

Santiago


Things to Do This Week:



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


Dance Party Pinball



• Watch the Sparks and Prayers on the FrontPage


Made To Shine

Prayer for Strength

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


Lightglider Academy Events This Week:

• Tuesday: Come to the Spotlight Celebration at 5:30pm EST / 4:30pm 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

Read Hebrews 13:7 in the Bible. Name two people who have taught you about God. What did you learn from them?

•Who do you look up to?

• Who looks up to you?

• How can you be a role model for others?

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Spotlights #41

May 29, 2021

It's time to spotlight some Lightgliders who have been shining brightly in the Academy.  Congratulations, Clyde Wild Strider and Jasper Brooklyn Explorer: You are in the Spotlight and will receive a Shining Spotlight Glider and RES Head to use this week!

SO BRIGHT!!

Clyde Wild Strider led an epic game of Follow the Leader inside Mission Control during Jokes with Norman! He had tons of fun playing with other Lightgliders and is a blast to be around!

And Jasper Brooklyn Explorer did the IMPOSSIBLE and made it to the top of the leaderboard for Impossible Glider Challenge! Way to go!!

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!

Blighted Institute

Hello again! It’s Tambika, and I have a tricky mission for you. We’ve found a major source of blight in the Yonders: some kind of old abandoned Institute. It’s full of empty classrooms, broken tech, and lots and lots of blight! We need you to go in there and clear out all the blight!

Have you been collecting the Lilies that grow in the Yonders? Not only are they pretty, but they somehow grow without being harmed by the blight! Please bring back some of these Lilies for research. Every mission has 10 Lilies growing in them. Can you find them all?

We’ve found some sort of locked door that only opens with coins. I wonder who put this kind of toll entrance there? What treasures are behind that door? Will you spend the coins to open the door? The choice is yours!




Glide on!


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Impact

May 24, 2021

MAY 24 - MAY 30


IMPACT


Hey Lightgliders! 

As we wrap up our unit on the Lightgliders Mission, we’re taking a look at Impact - the influence we have on the world. As you share God’s love with others, you will have a great impact. God has created each of us with unique strengths and gifts! And, according to this week’s theme verse, He has planned good things for us to do with our lives. These good things will impact the world in a positive way. I hope that as you go on missions, play games, or watch videos in Lightgliders, you discover what you are passionate about, what you are good at, and what gifts others see in you.  And as you continue to KNOW and GROW in God’s love, you will SHOW others that life with Him is an amazing adventure!


Think about the kind of impact you want to have on the world, and ask God to empower you to be and do everything He created you to be and to do.  


Glide on!

Tambika


Things to Do This Week:



• Play the Game of the Week, Impossible Glider Challenge, 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!


Impossible Glider Challenge



• Watch the Sparks and Prayers on the FrontPage


Good Things Through You


The Lord Directs My Steps

   


• Watch Gliddle Gab Game #31 - another round of Jokes with Norman!


• Use this week’s Mystery Code - IMPACT - to receive a Silver and Red 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 5:30pm EST / 4:30pm 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!

• 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 in the Academy Courtyard at 5pm EST / 4pm CST for the May Flowers Party! There will be gliders and hats given out 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 Ephesians 2:8-10 in the Bible. According to these verses, why can we not take credit for our salvation?

• What are some good things God has done through you?

• What makes it hard to do good things sometimes?

• How do you know when you are doing good things?

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Spotlights #40

May 22, 2021

It's time to spotlight some Lightgliders who have been shining brightly in the Academy.  Congratulations, Omega Radical Academic: 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 SHINING!!

Omega Radical Academic CRUSHED the newest game inside Lightgliders, Gliddle Golf! Nice work Omega!

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!

Dodge ‘Em Up

Hey, it’s Kwan! There’s a new mission into the Yonders, and we need you! We’ve discovered the location of another Machine factory. We need to shut it down and save the Gliddles that are in there!

Remember that different Machines have different weaknesses. The Gliddles you rescue have different powers to lend to you, so experiment with different Gliddles by right-clicking. If you see a [!] sign pop up from a Machine, you’ll know that the Gliddle power you’re using is dealing the Machine you’re fighting extra damage! Make sure to dodge the blue Machines’ attacks. They will stun you!

Also, be sure to check every nook and cranny for secrets! You never know what will be on the other side of a mysterious grate!




Glide on!


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Prayer

May 17, 2021

MAY 17 - MAY 23


PRAYER


Hey Lightgliders!


As we continue to look at what it means to know, grow in, and show God’s love, the theme this week is PRAYER. Prayer simply means talking with God. It helps us to GROW IN God’s love! 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. Through prayer, we are always 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 BRAND NEW Game of the Week, Gliddle Golf! Everyone on the leaderboard this Saturday gets surprise in their inventory!

• 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: 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 5:30pm EST / 4:30pm 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 Tic-Tac-Toe!

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

• What are your favorite ways to pray?

• What does your prayer life look like?

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

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

• Who is someone you can pray with?

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Spotlights #39

May 15, 2021

It's time to spotlight some Lightgliders who have been shining brightly in the Academy.  Congratulations, Clover Mysterious Adventurer and Daisy Energetic Explorer: 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 SHINING!!

Clover Mysterious Adventurer has been so helpful to Moderator Corrigan! She has helped him add useful words to chat and has given a lot of great ideas for Lightgliders! Thanks Clover! 

Daisy Energetic Explorer was the top Lightglider for the Game of the Week, Slam Jam! Well done, Daisy!

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!

Gliddle Millionaire 2.0

Hiya, Lightglider! It’s Tova. I just found out that some of the Gliddles created their own gameshow, and they’re always looking for new contestants. The host asks you Bible questions, specifically questions about a biblical worldview. If you answer them correctly, they’ll give you...grapes? Yes, that’s right, grapes! The Gliddles are always making new ways to have fun, aren’t they? Have fun with those little brain-teasers! Wait, I mean Gliddle brain-teasers!



Glide on!


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