Good Evening, FPC Children, Youth, and Families!

I miss you all and hope you are doing well (all things considered!). Hopefully these activities bring some joy to your week:

Something to READ
Click here for this week’s story about Jesus teaching his disciples that true leadership means helping others. I encourage you to try some of the suggested discussions/activities described after the story! 

Something to VIEW
Click here to view a special video blessing of the top floor of our church as we prepare for Connections Ministry to move in! (Puppets included.)

Grief Resource: I also recorded a reading of Cry, Heart, But Never Break by Glenn Ringtved for any children who are experiencing grief and loss. You can access this video any time here.

Something to COLOR
Click here to download and print coloring pages for children.

Click here to download and print coloring pages and reflections for teens and adults to meditate upon during the fifth week of Easter (provided by our friends at Illustrated Ministry).

Something to DO
This Thursday (May 21) is World Meditation Day, and this is the perfect time to give meditation a try (if it’s not already part of your routine)! There are countless physical, mental, and emotional benefits of meditation, and in the chaos of our current situation, we could all use more inner peace!

I encourage you to give meditation a try (and another try, and another try, because it takes practice!) through whatever resource works best for you. You could start with free guided meditations from Calm or a free trial from Headspace (my personal favorite) to get started. Right now Headspace is also offering a free year of “Headspace Plus” to those who are unemployed.

Don’t forget: Meditation is NOT just for adults! Learn more about meditation for kids here.

As always, feel free to send me any photos you have of your family participating in these or any other fun quarantine activities, and I will feature them on our Facebook Page! You can also send questions, comments, concerns, or feedback my way at any time.

All the best,