David C Cook COVID-19 Response

Eat, Drink, and Remember Me

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You may have seen online or on social media about all the famous people who passed away in 2022—including many big-name actors and even Queen Elizabeth of England. In addition to the families and friends of the individuals, people around the world mourned their losses. In late December 2022, the TODAY Show created the following video to pay tribute to many of these people.

Play the following video [2:52]:
TODAY Pays Tribute To The Celebrities Who Died In 2022

  • What might have inspired the TODAY Show—and fans worldwide—to memorialize the passing of celebrities they didn’t personally know? (Accept all reasonable answers. These fans were inspired by these people’s lives, careers, talents, etc. They wanted to show their respect.)
  • How do memorials help us celebrate and remember a life? (Accept all reasonable answers. Memorials take up physical space. This gives people an opportunity to pause and reflect, to join together with others, and to bring mementos. This also shares the legacy of the person with all who walk past and encounter it, carrying on their story.)
  • Do you have any physical reminders of those in your life who have passed? (Answers will vary. Ensure students are sensitive with one another as they share, particularly if you know of a recent or poignant loss. Often it is the everyday items we keep and cherish from our loved ones who have passed—handwritten recipes, a sweatshirt, their Bible, etc.)

Before Jesus went to the cross to give His life, He left us with a tangible way, using everyday items and a particular meal, to remember His life and purpose. This memorial meal—what we call communion—is something that Christians have come together to share and celebrate ever since in remembrance of Him.

Looking for Steps 2 & 3?

You can find Steps 2 and 3 in your teacher’s guide. To purchase a teacher’s guide, please visit: Bible-in-Life or Echoes.

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  • Optional: Whiteboard and markers (or screenshared document), pencils and paper, art supplies

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