Godly Play

Returns In-Person for Spring: Meeting in the Undercroft during the 9 am service.

 Godly Play is returning to St Andrew’s!  The Godly Play team would like to invite children from the ages of 3 to 11 (preschool through 5th grade) to join us in Godly Play for five Sundays during the next three months.   The lessons will be held in the Godly Play room in the Undercroft during the 9:00 service. Please remember, we’re all wearing masks at church. 

During February the lessons will be centered on two of the Parables, the Parable of the Good Shepherd (February 06th) and the Parable of the Mustard Seed (February 27th).  In March and April, as we move through Lent, we will prepare for Easter by telling Jesus’ story through The Faces of Easter series (March 6th, and 20th, with the final lesson on April 3rd.   Please join us on these Sundays! 

And based on popular demand we are also planning to reinstitute the annual Easter Egg Hunt on Easter Sunday (4/17), so watch for more on that.

For more information please contact Kathy Fleming or Mother Elizabeth.

 

 

 

Godly Play - What Is It All About?

Godly Play is a Montessori-based Christian Formation Program and forms the basis of our ministry with children and youth.  We believe that children have an innate sense of the presence of God, and Godly Play provides the language of the Christian people so that children can express, explore, and strengthen their deep awareness of God. 

Godly Play fosters opportunities to "grow in God's love" using the Christian language of sacred story, parable, liturgical action, and reflective silence.  Adults and children who participate in Godly play become more fully aware of the mystery of God’s presence in our lives.

We use the Godly Play Curriculum with children ages 3-10.  We then build upon it in our formation with youth and adults.  We welcome parents and other visitors in our Godly Play circle any Sunday during the school year!

To learn more about Godly Play check out…

The Godly Play Foundation

Introduction to Godly Play

Jerome Berryman Founder of Godly Play

Godly Play YouTube Channel

Assumptions about Children’s Spirituality

Play Dough Recipe