United Methodist Church
Due to COVID19
during social distancing
Walker Chapel will soon start facilitating conversations that are built around podcasts from Krista Tippett’s American public Radio program “On Being.” Last week “On Being” featured an interview with therapist and trauma specialist Resmaa Menakem. His fascinating discussion about issues of race and new science concerning our bodies and how they respond to race challenges the perception that this is purely an intellectual exercise. Other important interviews include Civil Rights Activist, Ruby Sales: “Where does it Hurt?”, Michelle Alexander: “Who We Want to Become – Beyond the New Jim Crow”, and Claudia Rankins: “How Can I say this so we can Stay in this Car Together?”
We will work together to create a brave space for questions and conversations. We will meet as large group some of the time but will break into small groups too. The subject matter and format is very family friendly – but not tailored to young children. Lynne will be leading the children’s group.
We will meet through Zoom for 90 minutes every other week.
We will be sending a survey poll to help us determine whether we will meet on Sunday, Monday or Wednesday evenings.
Please let us know if you are interested by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
FLAT JESUS – Take Him With You!
And remember, I am with you always to the end of the age. Matthew 28:20
This is God’s promise – that God will be with us; that God will be our god and we will be God’s people. As Christians we are called to keep Christ at the center of our lives and to spread the Gospel wherever we are. This summer we invite you to keep Jesus close during your adventures: whether that means at the beach; on a road trip; or to your backyard. In this season as we reimagine adventure we encourage you to be creative and have fun!
FLAT JESUS reminds us to keep Christ at the center of our lives even when we cannot be in church together, even when we must be physically distancing, even when life is not going quite as we had planned. Jesus promises that he is with us always.
We hope you will take Jesus with you AND that you will share pictures of your activities and adventures, whether home or away. Send your pics to the Walker Chapel church Office, or upload them to social media using hashtag #WCFlatJesus. Please share your experiences with your Walker Chapel family. This is an invitation to EVERYONE! Children of all ages. Make sure you get Jesus a mask to wear if you are in public!
Download your FLAT JESUS from the church webpage here.
Instructions: Use your creativity!
- Color and decorate the image of FLAT JESUS. We’ve updated the wardrobe: how will you decorate the T-shirt? Sandals or sneakers? Jeans or chinos? Be creative!
- Cut out FLAT JESUS – (laminating or reinforcing with tape is optional)
- Take FLAT JESUS with you – to the beach, on a road trip, to your backyard.
- Take pictures of you and FLAT JESUS then post to social media using hashtag #WCFlatJesus or send to office@WalkerChapel.org.
- Follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.