WHO IS “FLAT JESUS?”
In the beloved children’s book Flat Stanley, a boy named Stanley becomes flattened and is mailed to different places where he has all kinds of adventures and makes new friends. Many schools use this book to teach children about letter writing by inviting kids to create flat versions of themselves to send to friends and family members. After taking their “flattened friend” along on their daily adventures, the recipient then sends the flattened friend back to his original home with a letter detailing all the neat things they experienced together.
THE “FLAT JESUS PROJECT”
This summer, we’re going to send Jesus to every corner of the world with our very own “Flat Jesus.” Let it remind you that Jesus’ is the face of both friend and stranger, and whether close or apart, we need and belong to one another. We also hope it helps you to remember that Jesus is with you and so are the prayers of your St. Paul’s faith family.
HOW IT WORKS
- Pick up a “Flat Jesus” in the Welcome Center or narthex (rear lobby) or download it here.
- Decorate your “Flat Jesus.” Be creative. If you want him laminated, drop it off at the church and we will laminate it for you. Please note that the turnaround for lamination is 7 days.
- Attach Flat Jesus to a paint stick or ruler so he can join you wherever you go.
- Whenever you get to your destination (dinner, hammock, bookstore, airplane, museum, ballpark, etc.) take a picture of you and Flat Jesus (or, just Flat Jesus).
- Email the photo to: [email protected] sure to put “Flat Jesus” in the subject line and a include a brief caption with the photo. You can also upload your photos to the Paul’s Facebook Page.
- We will post pictures on the Flat Jesus Bulletin Board in the church hallway.