Friday, November 19, 2010
This Sunday, November 21st, is our "Drive-in" Movie night at FUSION Gathering from 7-8:30pm. Bring your creativity as we build our "cars" for the drive-in movie using various recycled materials. Prizes will be awarded for the best designs! Then sit back in your new "ride", grad some popcorn and enjoy the movie! By a youth vote on all the Pixar films, Finding Nemo, has won the title of our feature film! Don't forget to invite friends along.
Thursday, November 18, 2010
This week we discussed the virtue of family. Our chalk board reflections were to draw our family trees! We talked about the differences among our families, and the importance in knowing that we are all in God's family. We watched two clips from "Finding Nemo" showing how Marlin was very protective over Nemo, but throughout the movie learns that he must let go of Nemo and allow Nemo to experience things on his own. We then read Luke 15:11-32 (The Prodigal Son) and talked about the similarities and differences between characters in the parable and characters in "Finding Nemo". We explored how God is much like the father in Luke 15:11-32, always welcoming us back with open arms and ready to celebrate our return. So, in order to remember and celebrate the fact that God welcomes us home with celebration, we played a bunch of games since games are often a part of celebrating! One of the funniest was our game, Cereal Face Relay, in which youth had to stick their faces in a bowl of water and then into a bowl of cheerios in order to get the cereal to stick to their faces. Then they ran back and tried to get the cereal into their team's bowl without using their hands. Check out pictures below (and more on FUMC's facebook page). So I want to know, how have you celebrated being God's child this week? Comment on this post with your answers!
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
This week we looked at the virtue of love! We played a hilarious game (Honey if you love me, would you please just smile?) in which few were able to keep a straight face! We discussed the different Greek words used in the New Testament to describe love: eros, philia and agape. We took a look at the difference in how our culture views love and how God loves us and calls us to love others (1 Corinthians 13:1-8, 1 John 4:8-16, Romans 8:35-39). After reading Matthew 22:36-40, we used our new chalkboard wall to write and draw pictures of the ways we show our love for God, and the ways we love our neighbors. Then we put our love of God and neighbor into action and wrote agape letters for the Honduras mission team leaving this weekend. So, I want to know what you have done this week to show your love for God and neighbor. Comment on this post with your answers!