Good evening, FPC children, youth, & families!

Welcome to my first weekly e-mail for families of FPC children and youth during the COVID-19 pandemic, or what I’m calling a QuarantinE-mail. (Pretty good, right?)

Our goal here at First Presbyterian is to keep our members and our community as connected and fulfilled as possible, even when we cannot gather together in person. To this end, I will be providing a variety of resources each week to enrich the experiences of our children, youth, and families, even while homebound. These resources will include something to read (a Bible story for all ages), something to view (my weekly story time on Facebook), something to color (coloring pages for meditation and a sense of calm), and something to do(a fun activity). Here is what I have for you this week! 

Something to READ
Click here for this week’s story in which Jesus teaches Peter about forgiveness. I encourage you to try some of the suggested discussions/activities described after the story!

Something to VIEW
Click here to view my first “Sunday Morning Story Time with Bailey & Friends” during which I read “Who Is My Neighbor?” by Amy-Jill Levine and Sandy Eisenberg Sasso! Viewers of all ages will surely get a kick out of my puppet friends. :)

Something to COLOR
Click here to download and print coloring pages for children based on the acts of Jesus.
Click here to download and print coloring pages and prayers for teens and adults feeling anxious during this chaotic time.

Something to DO
This past Sunday, many people took to their sidewalks to “chalk their walk” and spread some kindness, hope, and joy outside. I encourage you to go digging in your garage or craft buckets to find some chalk and join in the fun! I was greeted by multiple joyful drawings on my last dog walk, and it would be great for our community to keep this going. (My personal favorite was chalk trivia: a family wrote a trivia question and then revealed its answer a block later!) 

In addition to this weekly e-mail, I will also be posting consistently on our Facebook Page. If you don’t already “like” and follow our Page, NOW is the time to do so! And be sure to tune in on Facebook Live every Sunday for a sermon/scripture from Lindsay at 10:00, story time with me at 10:20, and music from Ben at 10:30! 

I miss you all, but I hope you are enjoying time with your families. Stay well!