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Salvation and Grace

Edge Night Outline

Goal of this Night

The goal of this Edge Night is to help the middle school youth understand how we are saved and the role of grace in their lives.

About this night

This Edge Night seeks to help the middle school youth understand our salvation and the role grace plays in our life. Grace is a free, undeserved gift of God’s love to us. Salvation and grace are not something we can earn. We receive salvation through the passion, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. It is in Baptism that we take part in this saving mystery of our faith. We receive the sanctifying grace that reestablishes our righteousness before God. God’s grace fills our lives so that we can live a life that mirrors His great love.

This Edge Night begins with a classic game of “Bigger or Better.” In small groups the youth will trade a simple seed for another object that is bigger or better than the previous one. After a teaching on salvation and the gift of grace God gives us freely because of his love for us, the youth will discuss the role of grace in their lives and work together to write a prayer of thanksgiving to God. The Edge Night will close with the youth praying one decade of the Chaplet of Divine Mercy.

Parental Notice

The Edge Night this week helps the youth understand the teachings of salvation and grace. Grace is a free, undeserved gift of God’s love to us. Salvation and grace are not something we can earn. We receive salvation through the passion, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. It is in Baptism that we take part in this saving mystery of our faith. Here are some questions for you to discuss with your child:

  • What did you learn about salvation and grace this week?
  • What does it mean that God gave you a free gift?
  • How have you seen God’s grace in your life?
  • What is one thing we can do to offer our family life back to God in thanksgiving for saving us and giving us grace?

Environment

The environment for this night creates excitement by giving away free things. On the walls hang numerous pictures of objects or things that are free, for example, air, water, walking, sunshine, etc.  Also create signs that say “Free!” and hang them among the pictures.

Supplies List

• Pictures of items that are considered free

• Poster boards with the word “Free!” written on them

• Trays to carry drinks and snacks

• Small seeds (sunflower or mustard)

• Cardstock and marker for writing a prayer

• Chaplet of Divine Mercy handout

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