With over 500 people “liking” our Flat Jesus page on Facebook, 5,000 people being reached by the postings, pictures, and stories, our Adventures of Flat Jesus seems to have turned into a national movement. At least a small one!
Since June 17th when Flat Jesus debuted distributing carnations to the men after the worship service on Father’s Day, we have mailed out over 200 Flat Jesus (Jesi?) to folks around the country, and even a few in England, Scotland, and Canada. A recent increase in interest in our Flat Jesus stems from an article posted about us by the Episcopal News Service. You can read it online at:
An Episcopal blogger and priest from Delaware has posted several pieces about her travels with Flat Jesus at:
You should check it out! Copies of these articles are available at the church (in Centennial Hall and the Narthex).
Flat Jesus began as a way for us at St. James to remain connected over the summer as folks travelled and were unable to make it to church here every Sunday. Our hope was that folks would take their Flat Jesus up to the cabin, on the road trip with them to visit friends and family, out to dinner, on mission trips, or just hanging around the house. We encouraged people to take pictures of their Flat Jesus and talk with each other about what Flat Jesus would think about what happened that day. People have posted their pictures to the Facebook page, or emailed them to us, and we’ve copied many of those pictures and shared them on the map by the Chester Street entrance. We’re moving this map to the gallery to give us even more room to post the adventures of Flat Jesus around the world!
It’s not too late to join the Flat Jesus movement! Even if you’re not planning on going anywhere this summer, he’s nice to just have by your side, day in and day out!
JOIN THE FUN!
Be sure to get your own Flat Jesus and carry him along on your adventures. Then share your experiences by taking photos and send them to firstname.lastname@example.org or to FLAT JESUS’ facebook page: www.facebook.com/stjamesflatjesus. This is a great conversation-starter, so tell everyone about what you and FLAT JESUS have experienced!
To get your own FLAT JESUS contact Pastor Chris Gannon at 248.644.0820 at ext. 7203 or at email@example.com