The Adventures of "Flat Jesus"
“Flat Jesus” was created from the basis of a children’s book called Flat Stanley, (written by Jeff Brown). In the book, a boy named Stanley becomes flattened and is able to be mailed to different places, having all kinds of exciting adventures.
“Flat Jesus” is a way to keep our church family connected as we enter into the summer traveling season. Color “Flat Jesus” and take him with you as you travel…or to whatever you do this summer. Take a picture of him doing lots of different things: going out to dinner, having fun at the beach or the mountains, hanging out with friends or cousins, or whatever you are doing! It will be an amazing adventure! It is a great way to remember that Jesus is always with us, wherever we go. And it just might start up a conversation with someone about what you are doing…and why!
HOW TO CREATE YOUR VERY OWN “FLAT JESUS”:
1. Take a printed “Flat Jesus” from the narthex or the office, or print out the template here.
2. Decorate your “Flat Jesus.” Be creative! You can make one for yourself and one for a friend!
3. Take him with you everywhere you go. Take a picture of him doing different things (going out to dinner, vacationing, camping, and being with friends/family).
SHARE HOW JESUS IS ON THE MOVE!
When you have taken photos of “Flat Jesus,” you can share your “Flat Jesus” pictures:
1. By emailing photos to firstname.lastname@example.org or texting them to Russ or Sarah (call the office for the number if you don't have it)
2. By uploading your picture directly to the church's Facebook page: www.facebook.com/ConcordFCC Share on Twitter with @ConcordFCC
Add the hashtag #FlatJesus
It will be so exciting to see where Jesus is on the move this summer as you share your adventures! It is a great way to remember that Jesus is always with us wherever we go. And it just might start up a conversation with someone about what you are doing and why.