Family Rhythms for 2022

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HAPPY NEW YEAR!

We hope that you have enjoyed the holiday season and are looking forward to the New Year. Everyone gets busy sometimes and we need a reminder to slow things down a bit. Join us with being intentional about creating some new rhythms for your family in 2022.

Throughout the week, pick something special to do together.
Below are some ideas to help spark your creativity. The goal is this: don’t miss it!

The days are long, but the years are short.

So don’t miss the special moments and memories this year.

Join us for MISSION Parent night where acclaimed authors, Will Hutcherson and Dr. Chinwe Williams, as they speak on the topic of despair & anxiety in kids and teens. This informational and inspirational evening will encourage parents of all ages to be equipped to help them form strong connections. This is a free event created for parents at any stage.

Join us in-person a 9a or 1030a at MISSION or you can watch online from wherever you are by downloading the MISSION App or streaming live on Facebook.

Take some time to read together the Scriptures provided. You can choose to have a conversation about the passage, memorize it together, or write it down and place it somewhere in your home as a reminder to focus on His Word throughout the week.

  • Proverbs 3:5-6
  • Philippians 4:4-8
  • Psalms 139:1-18
  • 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18
  • 2 Timothy 3:16

**For younger children, we suggest reading from the NIV, NIrV, or NLT version of the Bible. Or, if you have a study Bible at home, be sure to read the extra text provided for each of these to help your family understand and apply the Scripture.

One day a week, plan some time to just play. Here are some ideas for what to do to play and make some memories:

  • Get outside
  • Go for a walk or play at the park
  • Play with bubbles
  • Geo-chaching (yes… this is a real thing) – MORE INFO HERE
  • Use some chalk and draw outside
  • Watch the sunset (if it works with bedtimes)
  • Go in the backyard and let kids create a fun game

At a meal, in the car, or before bed, have each person talk about their top five things from their day (your HIGH-5) and share why that was special.

Use the prayers card (or prayers below) to take time and read a verse and pray together. Then, create space for some quiet time where no one is distracted and can pray on their own. Maybe this is 2-5 minutes, or maybe your kids could engage with this for 10-15 minutes; either way, this quiet space in the week is a great rhythm to create.

  • Read Psalms 119:105
  • Read Romans 5:8
  • Read Psalms 139:23-24
  • Read Hebrews 4:16
  • Read Psalms 119:27

Everyone is creative in their own way, including parents and kids of all ages. Here are some ideas for what you could create together and links to simple ideas to help spark your imagination:

Maybe your family has a busy schedule and you just need some good ideas for some FAMILY FUN NIGHTS. Try just making this happen ONCE during the month. If you can do more, that’s great! Either way, make these moments memorable and base them on your budget and what your schedule can accommodate. The goal is to not make it complicated, get your kids involved with choosing, get creative and be spontaneous!

  • New Year’s Family Night Party
  • Karaoke Night
  • Movie Night
  • Do a Scavenger Hunt
  • Roast marshmallows and tell stories
  • Bowling
  • Dance Party

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