to Family Faith Nights, 
a series of 5 newsletters
to nourish family faith life and encourage discipleship. 
Use as an at-home midweek family night, 
as an online ministry event or
as a fun summer small group series. 
For families with children ages 12 and under. 

Forward to families in your church. Share with friends. Post on church web site or social media. So many options to share God's message and our faith. Enjoy!
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week 1 of 5

in one place or group; connected; in harmony; considered a whole

What does it mean to be TOGETHER? What is the opposite of TOGETHERNESS?


For where two or three are gathered in my name, there am I among them. ~ Matthew 18:20

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talk time

You probably have spent a lot of time together as a family, lately.
Talk about:

  • What does it mean to be together?
  • What does it mean to be alone?
  • What are some of the ways it has been special, a blessing, to be together?
  • How might it also have been a challenge?
  • What are some ways we can practice patience and forgiveness? With each other? With ourselves?


Dear Jesus, we are gathered together in different ways these days—sheltering in place in our homes or meeting via video chats over our screens. Yet you are with us, for wherever (or however) two or three are gathered in your name, there you are in the midst of them. Help us to remember your presence among us and live in your ways—forgiving, loving and caring for each other day by day. In your holy name, we pray. Amen.

together time
stories, journal, recipe and games 
Jesus Calms The Storms
& Other Miracles 
(click to open this flip book)
Read about Jesus' Miracles HERE.
To get this sticker book and other stories in the series, visit

(click to download)

Spend some time thinking about the questions in your little journal. Write down your thoughts or questions. Maybe you’d like to talk about some of those things with your teacher, pastor or parent. Talk to God, too!

(click to download)
These activities are sampled from Together With Jesus By Lois Scheer and Sally Beck. © 2006, 2019 by Creative Communications for the Parish, a Division of Bayard, Inc., 1564 Fencorp Dr., Fenton, MO 63026. (800) 325-9414. Printed in the USA. Product Code TGJ  

sing along

The official lyric video for new single "I Believe (feat. Genevieve Bryant)" from John Burland's new album "All Are Welcome Here".

let it shine
Here are some ways to put your faith in action. Share with
others, that with Christ, we are never alone.
Make a necklace for yourself and one (or more) to share. 
Write a note to your friend reminding them that we
have new life in Christ. God promises we are
never alone but that "I am with you always."


Remind others they also are never alone, even if no one
else is in their home. Download to print coloring page or
make and decorate a sign to hang in your
window that reads: 

“I will be with you always.”
This coloring page is an adaptation of the I Am With You Always magnet and message
from Creative Communications.
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We hope you found this faith event to be a bonding experience for your group, but more importantly, that you were encouraged knowing you are never alone. 
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