Gloria Dei Kids
    Website for all the Kids related activities at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church (Olympia, WA)

The Adventures of FLAT JESUS

Flat Jesus


Take me with you wherever you go.

Snap a picture and include me too.


2 Corinthians 5:9

So whether we are at home or away, 

we make it our aim to please God.

FLAT JESUS was created as a way to keep our church connected as we approach the travel and transition season of summer. Print out Flat Jesus, color him in, and take of picture of him wherever you go (out to dinner with you, on vacation, to the beach, the farmer’s market, to hang out with your family and friends). FLAT JESUS is a way to meet new friends, too!

How to create your very own FLAT JESUS

1. Print out the double template (attached) on heavy card stock paper if possible. Or pick one from church.

2. Decorate Flat Jesus.Think about what, if anything,his robe should say. What color and type of hair does your Flat Jesus have? What color skin tone? Any accessories? Be creative!

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

4. Place a reminder on the back of your Flat Jesus on how and where to upload pictures. You can upload your Flat Jesus pictures three ways:

5. If you have access to a laminating machine,laminate your Flat Jesus. This way if he attempts to walk on water or spills a lot of wine (or grape juice), he’ll be protected!

6. Take your Flat Jesus everywhere with you and take lots of pictures and then share them with us.

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

8. Have fun!



Early Childhood Education at Gloria Dei

Helping young children and their families grow in faith through developmentally appropriate events, education, and activities. 

Sunday morning classes for infants through Kindergarten begin at 10:00 a.m.  We hope that you will find Sunday School a positive and rewarding time of learning for both you and your child(ren).  All are welcome!

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Hi Parents and First through Sixth Graders!

Click the Elephant for the memory work for this school year!




Gloria Dei Kids Calendar now streaming to a Mac (or PC) near you!!!

Wowsie!    Did you know you can get the Gloria Dei Kids Calendar Delivered directly to your Outlook Calendar?   Or, if you wish, it can also be published to your Mac iCal!!!!

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Sunday School Classes for
Sun, September 13, 2015
Little Lambs: Rally Day/God Made Families
Rainbows: Rally Day/This is My Church
Sunbeams: Rally Day/Creation
Godly Play: Circle of the Church Year
Grades 1-6: Gather, Grow, and Go!

Upcoming Events
Sat, Sep 05 Fifth Grade Wheat Harvest
Sun, Sep 06 Back Pack Blessing
Sun, Sep 06 Fifth Grade Communion Sunday
Sat, Sep 12 Children’s Choir Retreat (3rd-6th)
Sat, Sep 12 Children’s Choir Retreat (Two yearolds through Second Graders)
Sun, Sep 13 Rally Day: Sunday School Begins
Wed, Sep 16 Children’s Choirs Resume
Wed, Sep 16 KidZone/Wednesday Meals Resume
Sun, Sep 27 Ministry Fair
Sun, Sep 27 Pet Blessing
Sun, Oct 04 Second Grade/New Student Bibles
Wed, Oct 07 Pizza and Bibles w/ Pastor Molly
Sun, Oct 11 All Church BBQ
Sat, Oct 17 Fall Carnival