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Faith United remains very active during the Pandemic. Out of love and care for everyone’s safety and well-being, virtually every ministry activity has continued in a way that is safe. We invite you to get connected through one or more of the many opportunities at Faith United and join us online for our Sunday Worship, Wednesday Night Live and our many programs, groups, and activities for adults, youth and children. Check back often for the latest updates.

Celebrate Wonder activities are great for the whole family and are designed to guide children from Nursery – 5th Grade and their families through Bible stories, creative experiences, spiritual practices, and opportunities for reflection to ask questions and engage their natural sense of awe, wonder, imagination and curiosity. Read the Bible story with your children and pick one or two of the activities to do together with your family! Enjoy exploring faith together as you learn, grow and wonder about God together.

Celebrate Wonder

Wonder Questions for the week of April 11:
How do you share with others?
If you were going on a journey around the world, what would you take with you?
If you could go anywhere to share about God, where would you go?
What might you tell others about God?

Wonder Questions for the week of April 4:
What is an example of good news you might share with someone?
How do you think the women felt as they walked to the tomb?
How do you think they felt when they saw Jesus?
Why do you think it’s important for us to tell people about Jesus today?

Wonder Questions for the week of March 28:
What does it mean to welcome someone? What does it look like? What does it feel like?
What is the most special and memorable welcome you’ve ever received?
If Jesus came to town today, how would you like to welcome him?
If you had to pick a plant or flower to wave or lay on the ground for Jesus to walk on today, what
would you choose and why?

Wonder Questions for the week of March 21:
Jesus often went outside to pray. Where do you like to pray?
What kinds of things do you share with God when you pray?
Do you like to pray out loud or in your head?
Why do you think it’s important to support one another through prayer?

Wonder Questions for the week of March 14:
What special meals do you remember?
What do you think it would be like to share a meal with Jesus?
What do you think Jesus’ friends remembered about him?
What do you remember about Jesus?

Wonder Questions for the week of March 7:
When you think of the word remember, what do you think of?
What helps you remember things?
What is something you do over and over that helps you remember God?
How do you remember God loves you?

Wonder Questions for the week of February 28:
Why did Zacchaeus climb a tree?
How did Jesus respond?
How do you think Zacchaeus felt when Jesus called to him in the tree?
How do you think Zacchaeus felt when Jesus forgave him?
Why do you think forgiveness is sometimes difficult?
When have you offered forgiveness to someone, even when it was hard to do so?

Wonder Questions for the week of February 21:
Would you welcome Jesus like Martha, with a meal? Why?
Would you welcome Jesus like Mary, listening to him teach? Why?
What would you have done to prepare for dinner with Jesus?
Was Mary or Martha a guide in today’s story? How?
Were you surprised Jesus sided with Mary instead of Martha? If so, why?
What do you think it would have been like to sit at Jesus’ feet and hear him talk?

Wonder Questions for the week of February 14:
What are you afraid of?
Have you ever been in a storm? What happened?How is Jesus a guide in the story?
What would you have done if you discovered Jesus sleeping during the storm?
What do you imagine the disciples did right after Jesus calmed the storm?

Wonder Questions for the week of February 7:
What do you use as a guide for your life?
How is Jesus a guide?

Wonder Questions for the week of January 31:
Have you ever planted a seed or baked bread?
What does it take for a tiny seed to grow into a big plant?
Can you think of other things that grow from something small into something big, like a mustard seed does?
What do you think we need to do to help God’s kingdom grow?

Wonder Questions for the week of January 24:
Who do you love? Who does God love?
What do you think the word community means?
What do you think it means to love your enemies?
Do you think it’s hard to love your enemies? If so, why? If not, why?
Why do you think God wants us to love everyone?

Wonder Questions for the week of January 17:
Can anyone follow Jesus?
Who do you know that follows Jesus?
What would you have done if you had been one of the fishermen, and Jesus asked you to follow him?
How does the church community help you follow Jesus?
Where do you think the disciples and Jesus went immediately after Jesus asked
them to follow him?

Wonder Questions for the week of January 10:
How do you imagine John the Baptist’s face looked when Jesus asked him to baptize him?
Have you ever seen a dove in real life? If so, what did it look like?
What do you imagine God’s voice sounds like? (Let everyone demonstrate voices.)
Why do you think Jesus was baptized?
Why did Jesus choose John to baptize him?

Wonder Questions for the week of January 3:
What gifts would you bring to Jesus?
Why do you think the Magi chose to bring gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh?
How do you think Mary reacted to the gifts the magi brought Jesus?
What do you think it was like to follow a star to find someone?

Wonder Questions for the week of December 27:
How would you feel if an angel appeared and spoke to you?
How would you have told people that Jesus had been born?
What joyous news can you share with others?
When the shepherds learned of Jesus’ birth, they went to see for themselves what was happening. Would you have had to see it to believe it?
Shepherding was considered lowly work during this time. How do you think the shepherds felt being chosen as the first to hear and share the news of Jesus’ birth?

Wonder Questions for the week of December 20:
How do you think Mary and Joseph felt when they couldn’t find a place to stay?
What do you think it would be like to stay in a place where animals are kept? What do you think Mary and Joseph felt when Jesus was born?
What do you think it was like to travel in Mary and Joseph’s time? Have you ever spent the night in an unusual place?
How does Jesus bring you joy?

Wonder Questions for the week of December 13:
Where do you see joy in today’s Bible story?
What do you think it would be like to receive a message from an angel in a dream?
Would you have believed the angel? Why or why not? How would you have said to the angel if you were Joseph?
What do you think Joseph did first after he woke up from his dream?

Wonder Questions for the week of December 6:
How does joy feel?
What does joy mean to you?
When have you experienced unexpected joy?
What has God done that brings you joy?

Wonder Questions for week of November 22:
When have noticed a blessing in your life?
How are you a blessing for God?

Week Seven Wonder Questions:
Does everyone deserve to be blessed?
What does it mean to do the right thing?
Is it hard to know what is the right thing to do? Why or why not?

Week Six Wonder Questions:
What makes you special?
Who provides for you?
How does God provide for you?

Week Five Wonder Questions:
What makes you laugh?
What helps you have faith in God?
How do you respond when something unexpected happens?

Week Four Wonder Questions:
Is it hard or easy to have faith? Why?
Do you know someone who has a strong faith?

Week Three Wonder Questions:
What are some things in the world that need our attention and care?
What are ways that you see people helping and making a difference?

Week Two Wonder Question:
What’s your favorite part of creation?

Week One Wonder Questions:
What beautiful things do you see during the day?
What beautiful things do you see at night?

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