THE HOME STRETCH /// We are close to crossing the finish line with our eighth and last unit of the Friendzy program! We pray your journey through Friendzy this year has been transformational, and you see evidence in your child’s friendships. This month’s unit reminds our students that “Friendship Is A Gift.”
Goal: To celebrate the value of collaboration.
Key Verses: “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another.” John 13:34
“How good and pleasant it is when God’s people live together in unity!” Psalm 133:1
Continue the Conversation (discuss the following points at home):
- Friendship is a gift. When we work together with others towards a common goal, it makes a difference. It allows for a bad day to come and go without it being the end of the world. When we are weak, someone else can be strong on our own behalf. We need friends and they need us!
- We can cooperate instead of compete. Jesus is our common bond that unites us together. Because of Him, we can work cooperatively with each other instead of competing against each other. When we choose to be humble and work together with others, it benefits us all, and most importantly, it gives God glory for the good work done through His people.
- We accomplish more when we work together. We are not all given the same talents or have invested the same amount of time developing specific skills. We need each other to complete a task, mission, or dream. When we cooperate with others, we can create something that is greater than what any one person could create on their own.
TRY THIS /// Take a moment and think back to some of the fondest memories you have of growing up. Many of them may be memories with one close friend or a small group of friends with whom you shared great experiences. These experiences are formative and build a strong foundation for building healthy and lasting friendships for years to come. That is why we are taking the time to emphasize that friendship is a gift. Share some of your fondest memories of friendship with your student. When kids learn friendship, they learn it for life!
TELL ME MORE /// Can you share a highlight from this year? Something that you or your student learned or was helpful? Your responses are greatly appreciated!
Marlena Templet, LMHC, NCC