Week 6 – Mission

Weekly Summer Family Enrichment

Week of August 2: Mission

Together we…are all sent on God’s mission to redeem all things.

Family Question: As you look around the world, what needs to be redeemed by the love of God? What does redeem mean?

Video Discussion Questions: Scott Moreau

  • What did you find interesting or exciting about Dr. Scott’s video?
  • Do you remember the world map he showed us? Do you think we have any missionaries in India?
  • Scott said he received a call from God to be a missionary. How do you think he received that call?
  • If you could be a missionary anywhere, where would you want to go?
  • What do you think God might be calling you to be or do?
  • Enjoy learning with Dr. Lainna Callentine on her next Science and Wonder video.

Ideas for the Week:

  • Create LOTS of cards for our neighbors in Bronzeville. We need one handmade care for each bag of groceries. That’s 1500 cards!! Drop them off at church, in the plastic bin by the east entrance.
  • Do a puzzle of the world map…or color the one attached.
  • Google search: about some missions organizations here in the Chicagoland area. Are there ways you could help them this week?
  • Learn about some Wellspring IW’s. Get some cards off of our missionary wall. Pray for one missionary each night before dinner.
  • Memorize our Mission verse:

Matthew 28:19

“Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit…”

Matthew 28:19

“Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit…”

Week 5 – Community

Weekly Summer Family Enrichment

Week of July 26: Community

Family Question: For fun, what do you like to do to encourage or build community?

Video Discussion Questions: Mary Ellen Slefinger

  • What did you find helpful from the video with Mary Ellen? Who were the people in your circles of community?
  • What are some ways you could bless others with outbursts of love and good deeds?
  • What communities would you like to build up? How might you do that?
  • What things prevent you from building community with others?
  • Enjoy learning with Dr. Lainna Callentine on her Science and Wonder video.

Ideas for the Week:

  • Bake some treats and bring them to a neighbor or friend in need.
  • Play some games together this week.
  • Go on a bike ride together this week.
  • Go out for slurpees or ice cream…take a photo!
  • Pray for the community at Wellspring to grow deeper during this pandemic.
  • Memorize our Community memory verse: Hebrews 10:24-25
  • Take a photo of your family playing together. Post it on FB.

Hebrews 10: 24-25

“And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, 25 not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.”

 

Hebrews 10: 24-25

“And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works,  not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.”

Week 4 – Diversity

Weekly Summer Family Enrichment

Week of July 19: Diversity

Family Question: At Wellspring, what differences do you appreciate and honor in others? What differences in your family members do you love and value?

Video Discussion Questions: Felicia Bullock

  • What did you find helpful about differences and diversity from the video with Felicia? Were some things a surprise to you?
  • What are some ways we could ‘practice’ diversity this week? (see ideas below)
  • What things prevent you from standing up for others that are different from you?
  • Enjoy learning with Dr. Lainna Callentine on her Science and Wonder video.Ideas for the Week:
  • Bake some foods that you’ve never tried before.
  • Prepare a meal with foods and/or decorations from another culture.
  • Enjoy music and learn a dance from another culture.
  • Read a book or watch a movie about someone that looks differentthan you.
  • Pray for the injustices in our nation and in our systems regarding differences.
  • Memorize our Diversity memory verse: Revelation 7:9
  • Take a photo of your family trying something new together.Revelation 7:9“After this I looked, and behold, a great multitude that no one could number, from every nation, from all tribes and peoples and languages, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed in white robes, with palm branches in their hands…”

Revelation 7:9

“After this I looked, and behold, a great multitude that no one could number, from every nation, from all tribes and peoples and languages, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed in white robes, with palm branches in their hands…”

How will diversity relate to the human body? Dr. Callentine has us look under our skin as we consider diversity and get caught up in Wonder of our God!

Week 3 – Prayer

Weekly Summer Family Enrichment
Week of July 12: Prayer

Family/Home Group question: What are you praying for this summer? What are you praying for in regard to justice in our country?

Concluding Video Discussion Questions: Manny Mill

  • What did you find helpful about prayer from the interview with Manny? Were some things a surprise to you?
  • What are some ways we could ‘practice’ praying this week? Would we enjoy going on a prayer walk?
  • What things prevent you from spending time in prayer?

Fun with the Circulatory System with Lainna Callentine

• How are prayer and your heart related?

Ideas for the Week:

  • Go on a prayer walk…pray for your neighbors, your schools getting ready to re- open, for your family and for God to bring unity in the church and in our nation.
  • Prayer Journal…write or draw your prayers.
  • Praying in Color…see the handout. Pray to God as you color…see sample below.
  • Memorize our Prayer the memory verse: Eph. 6:18 (see below)
  • Take a photo of your family baking or sharing a meal together.

Memory Verse– Ephesians 6:18 –ESV

“…praying at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication. To that end, keep alert with all perseverance, making supplication for all the saints…”

Sample of Praying in Color:

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Start with writing some aspect of God in the center. Then you add names of people, circumstances you’re facing, worries you are keeping or things you want to change in your heart/character…etc. in other spaces…as God puts them in your mind. You talk to God as you color and you will listen to God as you color, too.

Ephesians 6:18 

“…praying at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication. To that end, keep alert with all perseverance, making supplication for all the saints…”

This week we get to look at the brain and the cranium as we consider how prayer renews our minds! Thank you Dr. Callentine!

Week 2 – God’s Word

Week of July 5: Together We…live as hearers and doers of God’s Word.

Family question: Why is the Bible important to you? (talk about this during a meal…before you watch the mid-week video)

Family Mid-Week Video:  Laura Livingston will lead you through some questions on the video. Press pause as needed…for however long you need.

Concluding Video questions…following the video:

  • What do you find helpful in understanding God’s Word?
  • What could make reading God’s Word more engaging?
  • What are some ways we as a family could practice the hearing and doing of God’s Word this summer?

Activities or Experiences for the Week:

  • Pop popcorn for your video night! Take a photo popping the popcorn and another photo of your family watching the video.
  • Watch Dr. Callentine’s video! What inspired you? How are God’s Word and your brain related?
  • Find Tyndale House Publishers and see what God has built! Go to the Wheaton Cemetery (1209 S. Warrenville Road, Wheaton) and find Kenneth Taylor’s gravestone. What does it say? Take photos with your Flat Stanley.
  • Write a note or make a card, encouraging a friend/relative with a bible verse.
  • Learn the books of the Bible songs https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_KTyRsGbWko
  • Join the Zoom call on Wednesday morning for early childhood kids
  • Start memorizing the theme verse: II Timothy 3:16-17 (for early childhood age kids, feel free to make it shorter)
  • Read…more about Christ followers that have made a mark in history
  • Ask your child…How did they experience God this week?

II Timothy 3:16-17

All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, 17 that the man of God[a] may be complete, equipped for every good work.

II Timothy 3: 16-17

“All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.”

This week we get to look at the respiratory system as we consider how the Word of God is God-breathed! Thank you Dr. Callentine!

Materials for Fake Snot

  • Borax Powder
  • Elmer’s Glue
  • Water
  • Food Coloring
  • Measuring Cups
  • Baggies or Bowls

Directions for Fake Snot

(Parental supervision required)

  1. Stir 1/8 cup borax into 500 ml warm water. It is okay if some borax remains undissolved. Allow the solution to cool to room temperature.
  2. In a separate container, stir 2 spoonful‘s of glue into 3 spoonful’s of water. White glue will give you opaque snot (more booger than snot); glue gel will produce translucent slimy snot.
  3. Stir a couple of drops of food coloring into the glue mixture.
  4. Add a spoonful of the borax solution to the glue mixture. Stir (if in a bowl) or squish (if in a baggie).
  5. Have fun with your snot!

Useful Tips 

  • Elmer’s glue is a non-toxic, water-based white glue or a non-toxic blue or clear gel. Another brand may be substituted.
  • A little yellow food coloring could be added for that extra sickly touch.
  • Do not eat or inhale the snot. Borax is not particularly toxic but is not good for you either.
  • Borax is found in the household cleaner or laundry section of the store. It is commonly used as a detergent booster.

Wash your hands after playing with your snot.

Week 1 – Launch

Week of June 28: Together We… (an overview or introduction to the values)

Family question: What do you hope this summer brings? (talk about this during the meal…before you watch the mid-week video)

Family Mid-Week Video:  Kathy will lead you through some questions on the video. Press pause as directed…for however long you need.

Some Concluding questions…following the video:

  • How are your family values and the church values similar or different?
  • What’s your favorite church value? Why?
  • What are some ways we as a family could practice some of these church values this summer?

Activities or Experiences for the Week:

  • Create a family ‘flat Stanley’. Kathy is bringing along Peter, Pearl, Penelope and Ricky. Who or what do you want to bring along to be in photos with you this summer? Ideas: photo or drawing of your pet, photo or drawing of friends you can’t hang out with due to the pandemic, things you draw to remind you of this summer: Corona Virus, masks, your home.
  • Take a photo of your family baking cookies. Eat those cookies as you watch the first mid-week video!
  • Join the Zoom call on Wednesday morning for early childhood kids
  • Start memorizing the theme verse: Hebrews 12:1-2 (for early childhood age kids, feel free to make it shorter)
  • From the Hebrews verse…run a race experiment! What does it feel like to run around the block with lots of clothes on and carrying lots of weight objects? What does it feel like to run a race with running attire and nothing to carry? Talk about this. How does this relate to Hebrews? (Feel free to walk this race, too.)

 Hebrews 12: 1-2

Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.”