Good afternoon, FPC children, youth, & families!

Bailey DeVetter here! Last week I began sending this weekly eBlast to families of FPC children and youth, but this week we thought, “Why not share the love with everyone?” So, welcome to my weekly COVID-19 pandemic email, or what I’m calling a QuarantinEmail. (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 am providing a variety of resources each week to enrich the experiences of our children, youth, and members, even while homebound. These resources 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 for all). I hope you enjoy these! 

Something to READ
Click here for this week’s story in which Jesus explains to his disciples that every time they help someone in need, they are actually helping Jesus. I encourage you to try some of the suggested discussions/activities described after the story! Can you come up with creative ways to help our friends, family, or community members in need right now?

Something to VIEW
Click here to view my second “Sunday Morning Story Time with Bailey & Friends” during which I read Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch by Eileen Spinelli (with the help of my puppet friends)!

Something to COLOR
Click here to download and print a palm frond for children to color and cut out in preparation for this upcoming Palm Sunday!
Click here to download and print coloring pages and reflections for teens and adults to meditate upon during this pandemic (provided by our friends at Illustrated Ministry).

Something to DO
As I said in the story time video, I am challenging you this week to put a heart (or multiple hearts!) in a front window of your home to spread some love and joy in our community as part of the “A World of Hearts” challenge. Scroll up to see Lindsay (and Franklin!)’s heart display, and check out this Facebook Group to learn more and see some truly incredible artwork from around the world! Feel free to send me your family’s pics as well, and I’ll feature them on our Facebook Page. 

Speaking of Facebook, I am continuing to post fun content, music, resources, and more 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 approximately 0:25, and music from Ben at 10:40! 

Stay well!