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Compassion

November 29, 2021

NOVEMBER 29 - DECEMBER 5


COMPASSION


Hey Lightgliders!


Faith leads us into a relationship with Jesus and helps us to understand His love for us! Because of His love for us, we can love others. As we choose to love others through our words and actions, it will affect our hearts. And as we genuinely feel concern for others in our hearts, we will grow in compassion. Having compassion means that we are tenderhearted toward other people. We try to place ourselves in their shoes and treat them with love, dignity, and respect. We treat them how we would want to be treated. As we understand God’s compassion towards us, we will want to be compassionate with others. Who do you have genuine concern for? Who do you show compassion to? How do you show it?


Showing compassion may look a little different for everyone. We can write notes of encouragement, listen to others’ problems, invite a new friend to sit with during school lunch, or tell our parents how much we love them. Small acts of compassion make a big difference.  


Can you imagine if everyone showed a little bit of compassion every day? It would change the world!  


Glide On!

Kwan


Things to Think About This Week:

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!

• Read Luke 6:35-36 in the Bible. Why should we be compassionate?

• What are ways to show compassion to others?

• When has someone been compassionate toward you?

• What are ways that you could be a helpful neighbor?

• What is one thing you can do today to show kindness to someone?

• How does being compassionate show the love of Jesus?



Things to Do This Week:

• Play the Game of the Week, Tinker Tech! Everyone on the leaderboard this Saturday morning gets some new gear in their inventory!


• Watch the Spark and Prayer videos

Compassionate

Prayer for My Neighborhood


• There’s a new Gliddle Game Gab this week! Check it out on the front page!

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


Lightglider Academy Events This Week:

• Monday: Jokes with Norman 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 Sardines Hide & Seek!

• Thursday: Hang out with Pen in the Courtyard today at 12pm EST / 11am EST for 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 #67

November 27, 2021

It's time to spotlight some Lightgliders who have been shining brightly in the Academy.  Congratulations, Faith Tenacious Squeaker: You are in the Spotlight and will receive a Shining Spotlight Glider and RES Head to use this week!

SO BRIGHT!!

Faith is always happy to participate in moderated events and is very kind to all her friends. Way to go, Faith!


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 Grassland

It’s Tambika, calling on you again to take on a new mission! We’re sending you into the Grasslands, a sprawling area that’s filled with blight and Machines. Keep your wits about you and be on the lookout for secret areas! And check out that cool speedboat in the water; who do you think brought that to the Grassland?

We’ve picked up several hidden areas with our sensors. Look for these around fences, grates, and doors and you might find a ton of treasures!


Glide on!


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Faith

November 22, 2021

NOVEMBER 22 - NOVEMBER 28

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, evil, and death. 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!


Glide On!

Tova


Things to Think About This Week:

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!

• 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?


Things to Do This Week:

• Play the Game of the Week, Gliddle Crafts!

• 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 - GIFT - to receive a surprise in your inventory!


Lightglider Academy Events This Week:

• Monday: Jokes with Norman 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 5pm EST / 4pm CST. A moderator will be leading a game of 20 Questions!

• Thursday: No Bible Chat this week! If you’re in the United States, enjoy Thanksgiving with your family!

• Friday: GRAPE-FULLNESS PARTY DAY! Meet in the Courtyard for the monthly party at 5pm EST / 4pm CST! Every Lightglider in attendance will receive special prizes!

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

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Spotlights #66

November 20, 2021

It's time to spotlight some Lightgliders who have been shining brightly in the Academy.  Congratulations, Flash Mysterious Detective 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!!

A big shoutout to Flash for bringing some great jokes to Jokes with Norman last week, and for cheering on his fellow Lightgliders as they shared their songs. Great job, Flash!

Jasper is quick with a joke and quicker with ideas to make Lightgliders even better. He is constantly a help to the moderators. Great going, Jasper!

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!

Flooded Bunker

Bryce here! Good job in the previous Bunker! You’re becoming a tremendous Lightglider. I have another mission for you. We’ve found another Bunker that creates Machines, this time underneath the big lake in the Yonders. The Machines there will be alerted to your presence, so stay sharp! Remember, different Gliddles are better at battling some Machines than others, so pay attention to the colors of the Machines and your Gliddles! Right-click to swap your active Gliddle!

Orange Gliddles are better in one-on-one battles…

...and Yellow Gliddles are great for taking on a crowd!


We’ve found strange energy signatures from the cell blocks! Could there be something hidden inside? 

You got this, but stay alert! Our sensors show there might be a giant Machine in there…

Glide on!


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The Cross

November 15, 2021

NOVEMBER 15 - NOVEMBER 21

THE CROSS

Hey Lightgliders!


Did you know that the Far Greater Story is not a fairy tale or a myth? All we have talked about over the last few weeks--Creation, Rebellion, Redemption, and Restoration--is absolutely true. It was proven true by an event that we can investigate--the death and resurrection of Jesus. 


Think about that. Something happened in human history that proves that the story of God’s love for you is true.


As a refresher, here are all the parts of the story:

• Creation tells us how this world and our lives became a reality. God created.

• Rebellion explains why there is evil, suffering, and death in this world. It is because we all have rebelled against God. This is called sin. It has consequences and requires judgment.

• Redemption shares how Jesus paid the penalty for our sin at the cross and purchased our lives back. He took the judgement we deserved and made a way for us to be saved.

• Restoration gives us insight into why the future is bright. Jesus will restore all that is broken, and God will live with His people forever.

• The Cross proves that this is no fairy tale. The Far Greater Story is true. God’s love for you is real and He wants to have a relationship with you. 


Christianity rests upon this event at the cross. If Jesus did not die on a cross and come back to life, then our faith in Him is only wishful thinking. But the truth is that He did die. He was buried in a tomb and He rose again, defeating death and conquering sin on our behalf. This is what we call the Gospel. Gospel simply means “good news,” and the good news is that Jesus is our Savior. Because of Him, we can be forgiven and live in relationship with God forever. Over the next few weeks, we’re going to dive into what this means for our lives!


Glide On!

Marlon



Things to Think About This Week:

Here are some questions to reflect upon this week in Lightgliders. Do these by yourself or with a family member!

• Read 1 Corinthians 1:18 in the Bible. What two groups of people are mentioned here? What is the message of the cross to each of them?

• Why is the cross so important?

• What Lightgliders values come from understanding Creation and Rebellion?

What Lightgliders values come from understanding Redemption and Restoration?

What evidence is there for Jesus’ resurrection?


Things to Do This Week:

• Play the BRAND NEW Game of the Week, Tap Tap Boom!

• Watch the Spark and Prayer Videos

The Cross

From East to West

• Check out Bible WHAT?! featuring Marlon! He’s talking about The Cross in verses 1 Corinthians 15:3-4!

• Check out the Lightglider Spotlight on the front page to see who’s shining this week!


Lightglider Academy Events This Week:

• Monday: Jokes with Norman 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 Duck, Duck, Boost!

• Thursday: Hang out with Pen in the Courtyard today at 12pm EST / 11am EST for 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 #65

November 13, 2021

It's time to spotlight some Lightgliders who have been shining brightly in the Academy.  Congratulations, Forest Dazzling Glory and Flash Jumping Ranger: You are in the Spotlight and will receive a Shining Spotlight Glider and RES Head to use this week!

SO BRIGHT!!

Forest loves Lightgliders! She even wrote and shared a song with all of us about how God made each of us unique and special, and all Lightgliders are made to shine! Way to go, Forest! 

Flash Jumping Ranger was tied for first on the leaderboard last week and has never been in the Spotlight! Keep up the great work, Flash!

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! Your next mission takes you back to the swamps: it’s time to move 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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Responsibility

November 8, 2021

NOVEMBER 8 - NOVEMBER 14

 

Responsibility


Hey Lightglider!


This week we wrap up our look at Restoration by talking about RESPONSIBILITY. God will restore all things one day, and while we wait, we can restore the world around us by the way we steward our lives and take responsibility for our actions! Responsibility 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 are to 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 or doing your chores, 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



Things to Think About This Week:

As you think about responsibility this week, here are some questions to reflect on by yourself or with a family member!

ª 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?


Things to Do This Week:

• Play the Game of the Week, Low-RES Rescue! 


Low-RES Rescue


• 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!



Lightglider Academy Events This Week:

• Monday: Jokes with Norman 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 Crazy Outfit Show!

• Thursday: Hang out with Pen in the Courtyard today at 12pm EST / 11am EST for 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 #64

November 6, 2021

It's time to spotlight some Lightgliders who have been shining brightly in the Academy.  Congratulations, Max Brainy Boogie and Faith Fabulous Defender: You are in the Spotlight and will receive a Shining Spotlight Glider and RES Head to use this week!

SO BRIGHT!!

You would never know Max is still a new Lightglider -- his personality, friendliness, and amazing sense of humor shine so bright in the Academy. He shared TONS of hilarious jokes with all his new friends and was the life of the party at last week's Jokes with Viola. Way to go, Max! We're so glad you are part of the Lightgliders Community!

Faith is great at making sure everyone is included. She participates in games and encourages others to play. She sends amazing postcards, too. Way to go, Faith!

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!

Entryway

Hi there! My name’s Kwan, and I handle technology at the Academy. I have a mission for you that requires some quick thinking! The Entryway to some sort of abandoned building has a ton of special switches and secrets, so explore every nook and cranny of this level! Rumor has it that there’s also some sort of giant Machine somewhere on the Entryway grounds!

Can you get into the first room of the building? There’s some sort of special switch that you have to find and press… maybe it’s in a hard-to-reach area? Or maybe it’s hidden in plain sight? You’ll have to go to find out!



Glide on!


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Peace

November 1, 2021

NOVEMBER 1 - NOVEMBER 7


PEACE


Hey Lightgliders!


We have recently been looking at the final chapter of The Far Greater Story known as Restoration. We have learned that Jesus will come back one day and restore all that is broken. Because we have this hope for tomorrow, we can live with peace today. When you have peace, your mind is calm and your heart is not troubled. Peace comes from trusting in Jesus, who promises us a bright future with Him.


Is your mind and heart experiencing peace today? If not, talk to Jesus and ask Him to comfort you. He loves you more than you could possibly imagine. When you realize this, you will know peace and joy. You might even burst out into songs, as our theme verse this week says!


Let’s sing some songs of praise in Lightglider Academy this week!


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 Think About This Week:

• Read Psalm 28:7 in the Bible. Use this verse as a guide for prayer. Thank the Lord for being your strength and shield. Confess your trust in Him. Ask Him to give you great joy and thankfulness!

• Who are you thankful for?

• How can thankfulness in what God has done for you give you peace?

• Which of your friends are on your mind to pray for?

• How can you spread peace to others through thankfulness?


Things to Do This Week:

• Play the BRAND NEW Yonders Mission, Bunker Brawl!

• Watch the Spark and Prayer Videos.

Thankful For Others

Thank You For My Friends

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

• Check out the Lightglider Spotlight on the front page to see who’s shining this week! 


Lightglider Academy Events This Week:

• Monday: Jokes with Viola 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 Rock/Paper/Scissors!

• Thursday: Hang out with Pen in the Courtyard today at 12pm EST / 11am EST for 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 #63

October 30, 2021

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

SO BRIGHT!!

Flounder Cupcake Professor shines bright in the spotlight this week because he is always SO HELPFUL at events, offering to help other Lightgliders, is patient with friends, and is super kind! Way to go, Flounder! You’re awesome!

Amber Awesome Artist wrote a lovely song about everyone shining their light for God's kingdom with her friends in Lightgliders and performed it during the Costumes and Candy Party. Way to sing excellent praise, Amber!

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!

Bunker Brawl

Hey, it’s Bryce! I have another bonus mission to give you, and it’s a tough one! There is a Machine spawner in the bunker below the lake in the Yonders, and we need you to stop it! 

This battle will put all your gliding skills to the test! Weave around Machine attacks, use the Gliddles to help you battle, and come out on top! Make sure to grab the health packs if you’ve been hit a few times. It will replenish your armor so you can get back into the fray! Don’t grab more than you can hold, though! Once a chunk of your armor is lost, it’s gone!

We believe in you, Lightglider! You’ll do great!

We’ve heard that there’s a final Machine filled with smaller Machines! Can you reach it?


Glide on!


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