Summer is a wonderful time for all ages to explore what it means that God is always with us. A reminder God comes to us in the most ordinary of ways. Everywhere we are and everywhere we go. There is nowhere Christ isn't - and nowhere we can't take Jesus. Similar to Jeff Brown's children's character, "Flat Stanley," Flat Jesus (PDF) has the ability to be and go anywhere: teaching lessons of God's presence and Lutheran theology. Mostly though, Flat Jesus is a fun way to keep connected as a community of faith during the summer, when many people vacation on the weekends. Join the Adventures of Flat Jesus at ECLC, beginning Youth Sunday, June 7.

Download your own copy of Flat Jesus to print at home (PDF)

it's as easy as 1-2-3

Take a picture of you with Flat Jesus and post it to Facebook or Instagram with the hashtag #eclcflatjesus. Include the location where you took the picture, and a caption, so we can share your picture on the slideshow here, on our ECLC Kids Youth & Family Facebook page, and on ECLC's Where's Flat Jesus? wall.  You're also welcome to bring  pictures to church and post them yourselves, or email me and I'll post them for you. Sundays, June 7 & 14 we'll laminate your Flat Jesus on the spot in the Fellowship Hall between worship services!

In addition to the Where's Flat Jesus? wall, we're curating the following activity and location ideas. Don't feel limited by this list! Last summer we had Flat Jesus pictures as close to home as the kitchen table, and as far away as Switzerland.