Glider Gazette

Weekly Lightglider news for faith and fun!

Rescue

March 15, 2021

MARCH 15 - MARCH 21


Rescue


Hey Lightgliders!


The three goals of a Lightglider are to Respect, Rescue, and Restore. I want to take a moment to talk about Rescue. As Lightgliders, we have the awesome responsibility of going on missions to rescue the Gliddles from danger. We put on armor, glide into the Yonders, and free them from the toxic blight and the control of the Machines. Rescuing others from dangerous situations requires courage and strength of character. Remember that!


Did you know that God is a rescuer? Did you know that He stopped at nothing to rescue us?


If you’ve ever made a truly selfish decision or disobeyed God’s standards in any way, then you need to be rescued. The hard truth is that we all have done this. We all need to be rescued from our sin, which separates us from God, causes pain to others, and destroys our lives. 


God sent Jesus to earth to rescue us from this danger. Jesus lived the perfect life, a life that we are incapable of living. And, when Jesus died on the  cross, He paid the penalty of our sin. He was the perfect sacrifice. When He came back to life three days later, Jesus defeated death for us, so that we can be forgiven and live in a relationship with God forever. 


Through Jesus, God rescues us from sin and death! 


Glide on!

Tova



Things to Do This Week

• Play the BRAND NEW Game of the Week, Scripture Hunt! Everyone on the leaderboard this Saturday will receive 175 bronze coins!

• Watch the Spark and Prayer Videos

The Goal to Rescue

Prayer for Another

• Use this week’s Mystery Code - RESCUE - 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 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

Read Galatians 1:3-5 in the Bible. Take a moment to pray, thanking God for rescuing you through His Son, Jesus!

• Why do we need to be rescued?

• How does our sin and selfishness hurt us and those around us?

• How can we be rescued?

• Have you been rescued?

• What are ways to love your friends well?

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Spotlights #30

March 13, 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, Holly Humble Marshmallow and Aurora Mango Hero: You are in the Spotlight and will receive a Shining Spotlight Glider and RES Head to use this week!

MADE TO SHINE!

Holly Humble Marshmallow is featured this week because she keeps showing up at the hangouts! She loves sharing jokes with Norman and also has a lot to say in Bible Chat with Gerturde! Keep shining, Holly!

And Aurora Mango Hero was at the TOP of the leaderboard last week for Treehouse Jumping 2! It takes a lot of work to make it to the top, so keep it up Aurora!


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!


Hello, I’m Nisha! I serve in a lot of places at Lightglider Academy, but I mostly try to help the other leaders handle the blight problem in the Yonders. And this mission is all about restoring the land! The Emerald Fields in the Yonders are usually so beautiful, but they’ve been taken over by blight. My tip for you is to open up enough room in the blight so that you can dodge Machine attacks. The Emerald Fields are home to many green Gliddles, and to use their power correctly, you’ll have to get up close to Machines! Patience is the key to defeating Machines and clearing blight. Remember, if you run out of RES, come back to Lightglider Academy and give out Boosts to recharge! 


I’ve heard that there’s a Machine that’s very hard to get to… Maybe the fences in this area don’t extend the whole way around the Fields?



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Respect

March 8, 2021

MARCH 8 - MARCH 14


Respect

Hey Lightgliders!

The first goal of a Lightglider is to respect. We seek to show respect toward others and toward ourselves. But, how do we do that? What does that even mean? 

When we respect, we are acknowledging worth. You and everyone you meet is worthy of respect because we were created by God and in His image. We show respect in the way we treat people and in the way we treat ourselves. Therefore, we should seek to care about everyone we meet. We should also seek to care for our minds, hearts, and bodies. 

Whether it’s your best friend or someone you don’t get along with very well, choosing to show respect is what Lightgliders strive to do. So, when you’re in Mission Control, the Courtyard, the Library, or the Innovation Lab, look for ways to show respect to the other Lightgliders.


Glide On!

Marlon


Things to Do This Week:

• Play the Game of the Week, Treehouse Jumping 2! Everyone on the leaderboard this Saturday will receive 175 bronze coins!

• Watch the Spark and Prayer Videos

The Goal to Respect

Forgive One Another

• Use this week’s Mystery Code - RESPECT - 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 Sardines 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 Romans 12:10 in the Bible. How do you take delight in honoring others?

• Why does everyone deserve respect?

• What are ways to respect yourself?

• What are ways to show respect to others?

• Who can you pray for who has caused you difficulty?

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Spotlights #29

March 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, Cheese Legendary Champion: You are in the Spotlight and will receive a Shining Spotlight Glider and RES Head to use this week!


MADE TO SHINE!

Cheese is featured this week as our newest Lightglider Ambassador!! Way go go, Cheese! Be sure to stop by this week’s Spotlight hangout on Tuesday AND the Ambassador hangout on Saturday to say hi to Cheese! 


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 Lightgliders, Tambika here! I have a new bonus mission to give to you! We’ve received word of a Cave In inside the Volcano, and we need to chart a new path through the blight that’s built up in there. But there are many powerful Machines inside! With your defense system jammed, you won’t be able to fight back! Luckily, they are trapped in the blight.

If you can create a path through the blight that doesn’t let the Machines escape, you can beat this mission! Plot your course carefully and you’ll come out on top! You may be thinking,  “Vol-ca-no!” But, I say “Vol-ca-YES!” You can do it!

Have you completed some of the secondary objectives? Doing so earns you extra Materials! Can you clear 100 blight in this mission? Choose what blight to clear carefully, though--those Machines are ready for any mistake!


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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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