Since coronavirus is spreading rapidly, we’ve all found ourselves looking for activities to supplement normal places we’re currently denied access to. Libraries, public parks, schools, and many other public facilities have closed to ward off the virus’ progression. Church doors have been closed — but Americans are choosing to be resourceful, even when it comes to staying connected to their faith.
If going to church is a part of your weekly routine that you will be missing out on, here are eight faith-based activities to do with your family in the meantime:
Gather with your family in front of the computer screen. If your church is offering the option of a livestreamed service, tune in. If it’s not offered by your local ministry find a church that you admire or that shares your faith and offers livestreaming services.
There are several online resources for families. And many are also offered for kids in different age groups. Finding a study that fits make take a little time. But you can spice up your gathering by adding in songs too!
Everyone has a different perspective. Allow each person in your family to share a thought from your faith that is meaningful to them.
Faith on FaceTime
Coordinate with one or more friends and have a FaceTime or Zoom session. Some ideas are to discuss how your faith is getting you through these challenging times, what your households are doing differently to manage, or how you can pray for each other.
Grab some popcorn and watch a faith-based movie together. Streaming services like Pure Flix and Up Faith and Family are filled with different options. Find good moments to stop and discuss some of the points that are made during the movie.
Go for a nature walk. Take turns sharing something that each of you love and appreciate about the earth. You can also use this opportunity discuss how the world was made.
Learn a new principle
Share more about how the principles of your faith apply to your everyday life. Always be sure to discuss at a level that is comprehensive for every age in your household.
Make a family plan of how you can collectively give to someone in need during this time. Actively seek out someone in your congregation who may be lacking. Maybe an elderly member can’t make it to the store. Talk about what goods you have to share or if possible, make a food run for them.