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Stay healthy and happy during this time of social distancing.

You are always in our thoughts and prayers!


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The fruit of the spirit is kindness and gentleness


Fruits of the Spirit

~Kindness / Gentleness~


Downhearted, Erica sat on the bleachers and watched as her teammates

from the Green School played hockey against the Red School. 


She was very sad because she wasn't on the team too, 

although she had scored quite a few goals for her school before.

 



During school vacation, bullies in the neighborhood had broken her hockey stick. Her parents did not have enough money to buy her a new stick

so she was forced to give up playing hockey.


"Look! Kaylyn has shot a goal again!" She sighed and thought about what had happened at school the previous day. 

Kaylyn just asked her why she did not play hockey anymore, 

but Erica had scolded her and grumpily walked away. 

She knew she had hurt Kaylyn, but she did not want her teammates

to know that her family was poor and that her parents

could not afford a new hockey stick. 

Actually, Erica felt very bad and guilty about it, 

but she did not know what else to do.


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"Green, Green, Green School!" the children on the bleachers cheered loudly

when the girl's hockey team of the Green School won the match. 

Not even the win could make Erica happy again. 

She watched as Kaylyn and the team came running towards her. 

"Uh-uh! There is no way out now. 

They are surely going to be mean to me, 

like I was mean to them yesterday," she thought worriedly.

 

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With a large, kind smile on her face Kaylyn stopped in front of Erica. 

"Erica, I really would like to give you something. 

Here is the hockey stick that shot the winning goal today. 

If you don't mind, I really want to give it to you. 

I have another one at home. 

It may not be new, but will you please accept it from me?"

 

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For a moment Erica was dumbfounded, 

but first she felt she had to come clean and said, 

"Kaylyn, I am very sorry that I was so mean to you yesterday! 

Will you please forgive me?"

 

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"Of course!" Kaylyn said. 

"Because Jesus was so kind to forgive me for all my wrongs, 

I can forgive you!" All the other teammates agreed.

 

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"Then I will gladly accept this hockey stick! 

You have made my day. Congratulations on your great win!" 

Erica said with a huge smile.

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The Parable of the Good Samaritan


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On one occasion an expert in the law stood up to test Jesus. 

“Teacher,” he asked, “what must I do to inherit eternal life?”

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“What is written in the Law?” he replied. “How do you read it?”


He answered, “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind’; and, ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’”


“You have answered correctly,” Jesus replied. “Do this and you will live.”


 But he wanted to justify himself, so he asked Jesus, “And who is my neighbor?”


 In reply Jesus said: “A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, 

when he was attacked by robbers. 

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They beat him and went away, leaving him half dead.  


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A priest happened to be going down the same road, 

and when he saw the man, he passed by on the other side.  

So too, a Levite, when he came to the place and saw him, 

passed by on the other side.  



But a Samaritan, as he traveled, came where the man was; 

and when he saw him, he took pity on him.  

He went to him and bandaged his wounds, pouring on oil and wine. 

Then he put the man on his own donkey, 

brought him to an inn and took care of him.  


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The next day he took out two denarii and gave them to the innkeeper. 

‘Look after him,’ he said, ‘and when I return, I will reimburse you

for any extra expense you may have.’


 “Which of these three do you think was a neighbor

to the man who fell into the hands of robbers?”


The expert in the law replied, “The one who had mercy on him.”


Jesus told him, “Go and do likewise.”

 

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THINK!

 

1. Who showed kindness to the man traveling to Jericho?

2. How did he show kindness?

3. Have you been unfriendly to someone else? What was the reason?

4. How can you be friendly towards people?

 

VERSE TO LEARN

 

"And be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another,

even as God in Christ forgave us"      (Ephesians 4:32).

 

 

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LET US PRAY:



Heavenly Father, forgive us where we were

unfriendly to others. Help us to be friendly

and always do the right thing. In Jesus' Name. 

                                                                          Amen.



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The Good Samaritan Story for kids: Video


Fruit of the Spirit Kindness - Mindful Moment: Video


A Must See -Short Story on Kindness -Video


Kid President on Kindness: Video


The Kindness Effect - Jr High & High School: Video


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***2020 Praise Dance Challenge***

Video

Learn the Praise Dance - Video yourself dancing (alone or with friends & family)

Send your video to Joanne at youthfpcwhippany@gmail.com


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**A Special Thank You to Children's Chapel for help with this weeks lesson.

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ABC Bible Verses


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FAMILY DEVOTIONS -  Helping Families Grow Together in Faith


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The Flat Jesus /  Disciple Project


Flat Jesus/Disciple reminds us to keep Christ at the center of our lives

especially when we are far from our church home.

During this social distancing let’s have

some fun and invite Jesus or

one of His Disciples to

hang out with us!

 

Directions:

1. Print out one of the character - on heavy cardstock paper if possible. 

2. Be creative! Decorate Flat Jesus / Flat Disciple.

3. Make one for yourself and one for a friend!

4. Take your Flat Jesus / Flat Disciple everywhere with you – dinner, homeschool, backyard, practice your instrument, story time, and take lots of pictures and then share them with us.

5. Send your photos to Joanne so we can create a slideshow for everyone to see.

6. Talk with family and friends about what you and Flat Jesus experienced.

  

 

Let’s hang out

We’ll get through this together

Remember I am always with you always

No matter what the weather.

 

Let’s take some pics together

and share them with our friends.

Be creative – be silly – have fun!

I even tik-tok dance you should see me bend!

 

So what do you say

Take me with you each day

Then don’t forget

to take time and pray!


Pick a friend to hang out with and take pictures with:

Send your pictures to Joanne at youthfpcwhippany@gmail.com

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YOUTH GROUP

Our church Youth Group is always on the move--reaching out in love to serve our community, forming their faith and friendships, planning fun fundraisers (like the yummy spaghetti dinners), and getting ready for summer mission trips. Youth Group meets on Sunday nights, with a program for middle schoolers and high schoolers, and on Sunday mornings during church school. But, you can spot them doing service around town any day of the week. Youth Group is open to all youth--no matter your background or church affiliation.


Click here to learn more on the exclusive FPC Whippany Youth Group Website!