Glider Gazette

Weekly Lightglider news for faith and fun!

Game News: Sept. 30-Oct. 6

September 30, 2019

Gliddle Announcements

• DANCE BREAK: Join Gertrude in front of the Arcade in the Academy for a Dance Break Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday beginning at 4:30pm EST / 3:30pm CST! Come bust a move and get a prize!

• Don’t miss the Game of the Week, Glider Training, on the frontpage! Every Lightglider on the leaderboard this Saturday receives a new hat for your Lightglider!

• Check out the tip below for Forward Base, one of the games inside the Lightgliders app.

• Use this week’s Mystery Code - HOPE - to receive a blue ferris wheel to put in your Treehouse!



Game Tips!

Forward Base

In order to stop the spread of blight, the Lightgliders have set up a new base in the Yonders! We need your help to defend it against the oncoming hordes of Machines while upgrading your defenses! Just remember, Rome wasn’t built in a day. If at first the base is overrun, just regroup, make some upgrades with the scrap you find from the Machines, and try try again! Persistence is key on this one!




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Hope

September 29, 2019

Theme This Week: HOPE


Hey Lightgliders!

This week we are learning about hope. 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 the circumstances around us today are difficult. But, we always have a reason to live with hope because of God’s promises of eternal life and a future restoration. He will make everything right again some day. Because of Jesus, the future is secure. We can live with 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 actually 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!


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!

Monday

• Watch the Spark video in green called The Value of Hope.

• How can you spread hope to others?

Tuesday

• Read Game News in red to see what’s happening inside Lightglider Academy this week.

• What do you hope for in life?

• DANCE BREAK: Join Gertrude in front of the Arcade in the Academy for a Dance Break today at 4:30pm EST / 3:30pm CST! Come bust a move and get a prize!

Wednesday

• Watch the Prayer video in orange called Hope in Hard Times.

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

• DANCE BREAK: Join Gertrude in front of the Arcade in the Academy for a Dance Break today at 4:30pm EST / 3:30pm CST! Come bust a move and get a prize!

Thursday

• Compete in the Game of the Week in purple called Glider Training. Can you reach the leaderboard this week?!

• What are ways to live every day with hope?

• DANCE BREAK: Gertrude’s final Dance Break of the week is TODAY! Meet her in front of the Arcade in the Academy at 4:30pm EST / 3:30pm CST! Come bust a move and get a prize!

Friday

• Follow new Lightglider, Ethel Pip Cloudburst, as she navigates the Yonders in this week’s new Gliddle Game Gab video!

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

Saturday/Sunday

• Read 2 Thessalonians 2:16-17 in the Bible. 

• According to these verses, what does Jesus give us?


Glide On!

Bryce


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Game News: Sept. 23-Sept. 29

September 23, 2019

Gliddle Announcements

• Join the Lightglider community at the Dream Job Dungarees Party on Tuesday and Friday at 6pm EST / 5pm CST!  Meet us in the Courtyard at Lightglider Academy!

• Don’t miss the Game of the Week, DoppelGlider, on the frontpage! Every Lightglider on the leaderboard this Saturday receives a Viking Helmet!

• Check out Marlon’s game tip below for Bible Code Breaker.

• Use this week’s Mystery Code - RESTORE - to receive a new dance floor to put in your Treehouse!


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Game Tips!

Bible Code Breaker


Marlon here! Part of my job at Lightglider Academy is to unlock the secrets of the Far Greater Story. You can help me uncover the hidden messages from the Bible by solving the code! My advice is to start small. Figuring out small words like “the,” “and,” “I,” “a,” and “an” will help you on the larger words. Remember, the code is always different from puzzle to puzzle! 



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Restoration

September 22, 2019

Theme This Week: RESTORATION


Hey Lightgliders!


We’ve been looking at the Far Greater Story this summer. We’ve learned about Creation, Rebellion, and Redemption. Now it’s time for the final act--Restoration! Every good story has a BIG ending. Well, the Far Greater Story is no different. This is the one part of the Far Greater Story that we have yet to experience fully. It will happen some time in the future, and we can look forward to it with great anticipation!


To restore something means to bring it back to its original condition. This is what God will do with our broken world when Jesus comes back. God has redeemed His children through Jesus, but we still experience the consequences of sin and rebellion in our world today. But Jesus has promised us that He will return and make right all that has gone wrong. This is Restoration. Scripture tells us that there will be no more pain, or crying, or suffering for those who have placed their faith in Jesus. 


Until that day comes, we can work to restore the world around us in small ways. Every act of love that we do or word of truth that we speak in His name points to this future restoration. When we shine light in the darkness, we are a signpost of what is to come.



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!


Monday

• Watch the Spark video in green called Restoration.

• Why do we have a reason to live with hope?

Tuesday

• Read Game News in red to see what’s happening inside Lightglider Academy this week.

• What does it mean to restore something?

• Join the Dream Job Dungarees Party in Lightglider Academy TODAY at 6pm EST / 5pm CST!

Wednesday

• Watch the Prayer video in orange called Prayer for Healing.

• Who can you pray for who needs God’s healing and comfort?

Thursday

• Compete in the Game of the Week in purple called DoppelGlider. Every Lightglider on the leaderboard this Saturday receives a Viking Helmet.

• How does God restore us?

Friday

• Check out the new Gliddle Game Gab video on the frontpage!

• What are some things in your world that are broken and in need of restoration?

• Join the Dream Job Dungarees Party in Lightglider Academy TODAY at 6pm EST / 5pm CST!

Saturday/Sunday

• Read Revelation 21:3-4 in the Bible. 

• Where will God’s home be?

• What will be gone forever?


Glide On!

Marlon

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Game News: Sept. 16-Sept. 22

September 16, 2019

Gliddle Announcements

  • Join the Lightglider community at the Lovely Lightglider Leaders Party on Tuesday and Friday at 6pm EST / 5pm CST!  Meet us in the Courtyard at Lightglider Academy!
  • Don’t miss the Game of the Week, Forest Defense, on the frontpage!
  • Stuck on some levels in the Yonders? Check out Kwan’s Level Play for some tips to get through a difficult Yonders mission and for a few Gliddle jokes.
  • Use this week’s Mystery Code - COURAGE - to receive a new glider!


Inside the Academy - Mission Tips!

Keep Out!

It’s Kwan again! I wanted to give you some tips for taking on this mission. We’re sending you back into the abandoned building where lots of Machines have taken up residence. There’s a defense jammer installed there, so if you don’t have a Gliddle with you, you won’t be able to battle Machines! You have to use your wits and careful gliding to get you out of some sticky situations!

There’s a powerful Machine at the end of the mission. Concentrate on avoiding its blasts and let the Gliddles you find do their work!


Don’t forget to check for secret areas; the overgrowth in the building might have opened up new pathways!


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Courageous

September 15, 2019

Theme This Week: COURAGEOUS


Hey Lightgliders!

How is your week going so far? Are you coming to the party in Lightglider Academy this week?  Keep reading for details about it.  

We have been discussing The Far Greater Story of God’s love for us in recent weeks. We are currently learning about redemption and how God bought back our lives with the blood of Jesus. As we understand this truth, we can live with great confidence in God’s never ending love.

And, when we are confident, then we can be courageous!  To be courageous is to be brave. To take risks. To initiate. To try new things. To do hard things. To not be afraid of failing. We can be courageous because our confidence comes from God’s love for us, and not from anything else! 

As Lightgliders, we will not shrink back from difficulties or danger. We will not run away from opportunities to help those in need. 

Be courageous today, Lightgliders! Remember that you are never alone. Nothing can separate you from God’s love.



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!


Monday

• Watch the Spark video in green called Purposeful Adventures.

• What are some ideas for purposeful adventures in your neighborhood, at your school, or in your community?

Tuesday

• Read Game News in red to see what’s happening inside Lightglider Academy this week.

• When have you been courageous?

• Join the Lovely Lightglider Leaders in Lightglider Academy TODAY at 6pm EST / 5pm CST!

Wednesday

• Watch the Prayer video in orange called Prayer for Protection.

• What can you do to overcome fear?

Thursday

• Compete in the Game of the Week in purple called Forest Defense. And don’t miss the BRAND NEW game, Lightglider Trivia Race, also located on the front page this week!

• What makes you feel brave?

Friday

• Decorate the “Courageous” Sticker Page!

• What does it look like to live with courage?

• Join the Lovely Lightglider Leaders in Lightglider Academy TODAY at 6pm EST / 5pm CST!

Saturday/Sunday

• Read Romans 8:38-39 in the Bible. 

• Why can God’s love give you courage?


Glide On!

Tambika


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Game News: Sept. 9-Sept. 15

September 9, 2019

Gliddle Announcements

  • Join the Lightglider community at the Grandparents are Great Party on Tuesday and Friday at 6pm EST / 5pm CST!  Meet us in the Courtyard at Lightglider Academy!
  • Don’t miss the Game of the Week, Gap Glide, on the frontpage! Leaderboard winners will receive a construction hats for their Lightglider!
  • We’ve got more tutorials to help you in Lightglider Academy coming your way! This week’s is called Treehouse Tutorial and will help you understand how to build and decorate decks on your treehouse. Did you know that you can build decks above ground and below? You have to rescue enough Gliddles first!
  • Use this week’s Mystery Code - CONFIDENCE - to receive a new 2 Rubies!


Inside the Academy - Mission Tips!

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!


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Confidence

September 8, 2019

Theme This Week: CONFIDENCE

Hey Gliders!


We’re talking about the Lightglider value of confidence this week. Confidence comes from a strong belief that you are loved. We can live with confidence because we know how loved we are by God. How can we know this? Because of the cross! God sent Jesus to die on the cross to 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 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.


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!


Monday

• Watch the Spark video in green called The Value of Confidence.

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

Tuesday

• Read Game News in red to see what’s happening inside Lightglider Academy this week.

• Where does your confidence come from?

• Join the Grandparents are Great Party in Lightglider Academy TODAY at 6pm EST / 5pm CST!

Wednesday

• Watch the Prayer video in orange called Confidence in God’s Love.

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

Thursday

• Compete in the Game of the Week in purple called Gap Glide. Lightgliders on the leaderboard at the end of the week get a new Construction Hat!

• What made you smile or laugh today?

Friday

• Decorate the “Confidence” Sticker Page!

• What do you dream about?

• Join the Grandparents are Great Party in Lightglider Academy TODAY at 6pm EST / 5pm CST!

Saturday/Sunday

• Read Ephesians 3:10-12 in the Bible. 

• What does our faith in Christ give us?

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


Glide On!

Nisha


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Game News: Sept. 2-Sept. 8

September 2, 2019

Gliddle Announcements

  • Join the Lightglider community at the Labor Day Party on Tuesday and Friday at 6pm EST / 5pm CST!  Meet us in the Courtyard at Lightglider Academy!
  • Don’t miss the BRAND NEW Game of the Week, Wall Ball, on the frontpage!
  • Having trouble battling Machines in the Yonders? Check out this week’s tutorial - Battling Tutorial!
  • Use this week’s Mystery Code - REDEEM - to receive a new dancefloor to decorate your treehouse!


Inside the Academy - Mission Tips!

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!


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Redemption

September 1, 2019

Theme This Week: REDEMPTION

Hey Lightglider!

Continuing in discussion of The Far Greater Story, we have come to its climax, known as Redemption. God created everything good. Man rebelled against Him. And because of our rebellion, we are separated from God. Without the next part of the story, we are left without hope. 

But God, in His goodness, didn’t leave us hopeless! He sent His Son Jesus to redeem us from our sin. Redemption means to be bought back, or to be freed from captivity. By Jesus living the life we could not live and dying the death we deserved to die because of our sin, He bought us back! 

When Jesus died on the cross, He paid for our sins with His blood, so that we may be restored to God and live forever with Him. This is what it means to be redeemed. We can have abundant and eternal life because of what He did for us! What a gift!

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!

Monday

• Watch the Spark video in green called Redemption.

• How can we be redeemed by God?

Tuesday

• Read Game News in red to see what’s happening inside Lightglider Academy this week.

• What is redemption?

• Join the Labor Day Party in Lightglider Academy TODAY at 6pm EST / 5pm CST!

Wednesday

• Watch the Prayer video in orange called Thankful for Redemption.

• Spend some time praising God for sending Jesus to rescue you!

Thursday

• Compete in the BRAND NEW Game of the Week in purple called Wall Ball.

• How do you show people you care?

Friday

• Decorate the “Redemption” Sticker Page.

• How can being redeemed give you confidence?

• Join the Labor Day Party in Lightglider Academy TODAY at 6pm EST / 5pm CST!

Saturday/Sunday

• Read 1 Peter 2:21-25 in the Bible. 

• How are you healed?

• What are ways to follow in the steps of Jesus?


Glide On!

Marlon

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