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    Ways to Use The Family Zone newsletter during the month of JANUARY

    1. Use the WRITE task from the January 3 edition of creating a word web of God’s Presence in the World to make a parish wide word web of where parishioners are experiencing God’s presence this visual can be made tangibly on a mural in the church or digitally for the website and social media by using Microsoft Word. Find out how here:  https://youtu.be/my1JRX84tyc
    2. Hand out chalk packets to families so that they can complete the Epiphany House Blessing found in the January 3 edition
    3. Host a Zoom “cooking class” where families make a King’s Cake together (recipe found in January 3 edition)
    4. Read a story about baptism to young children and invite family storytelling about each child’s baptism. Talk about ways to celebrate Baptismal anniversaries in the home.  Conclude the gathering with the family prayer service for a Renewal of Baptismal Promises.   If you can gather in person, offer some time for children to play in sensory bins around Baptism while you have a conversation with parents about the deeper meaning behind each promise! (from the January 10 edition)
    5. Hold a family night at which you share new ways in which families can pray at home (inspired by the January 17 edition)
    6. In a Zoom session with families, choose some options from the Play and Create sections of the January 17 edition to explore prayer in a fun, family-friendly way. These options include the Skittles or M & M prayers, creating a prayer mailbox, praying with art, and Lego prayers.
    7. Invite each family to share their list of what a disciple looks like (January 24 edition). Create profiles of each family doing the work of the kingdom in the ways they most closely follow Christ.   Create a PowerPoint or movie entitled We Follow Jesus and share the discipleship stories with the entire parish
    8. Have a ZOOM scavenger hunt with teens or families. Once the hunt is over, connect the rules, list and tasks to the idea of DISCIPLESHIP.  What is God asking us to seek??  (inspired by the January 24 edition)
    9. Read My Heart to your class and lead them through the writing exercise in the January 31 edition
    10. Watch “The Bad Seed” together and discuss sin and what separates us from God. (January 31 edition)

    JANUARY 2021

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