The Sweetest Gift for Valentine’s Day

Duke Rose, Trinity Church mascot

Hi, kids of Trinity! Duke Dog, here. I hope you’re having a great 2018.

Do you know what holiday we celebrate this month? If you guessed Valentine’s Day, you’re right! Do you know that Valentine’s Day is actually named after a priest from Italy who lived more than 1,700 years ago? We don’t know much about him but there are a lot of stories of how he had a kind heart and taught many people about Jesus.

That’s something we can all keep in mind this Valentine’s Day. We like to give cards and candy, and that’s awesome. (Just make sure your pets don’t get into the chocolate!) There’s another gift that can make people happier than any present. It’s the gift of kind words.

Can you think of a time that someone said something really nice to you? It’s so awesome when that happens and it probably made you feel good. Why not take the chance to do the same for someone else? You might want to let somebody know how much you appreciate them, thank them for how they help you, or tell them how important they are in your life. Parents, grandparents and teachers really like to hear from you. You can either tell them in person or make a Valentine’s Day card for them. Think about all the super people you have in your life and let them know what they mean to you.

Words are important. Harsh words can hurt but kind words can do great things. Let’s work to make 2018 the year of kindness!

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Remember my motto: Paws for Jesus!


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Trinity United Methodist Church is located in McLean, VA. Our weekly worship services are on Sundays at 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. and on Wednesdays at noon. Sunday School is at 9:30 a.m. for children and adults. Children up to 6th grade are also invited to Children's Education during the 10:30 service. Adult Bible Study also occurs on Mondays at 10 a.m. and Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. Please visit our website for more information.

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