Godly Play for Children

Religious-education classes for children in pre-K through the fifth grade resumes on October 7 and will continue on most Sundays throughout the school year during the 10 o’clock hour, between the 9:00 and 11:00 am services. Classrooms are located on the lower level around the corner from the Childcare and mural room.

Godly Play is a religious-education program designed for children to hear and explore stories from sacred scripture in a classroom specifically fashioned for hands on learning. Godly Play also incorporates stories that help children better understand Episcopal liturgical practices and the seasons of the church year. Central to the Godly Play experience is the telling of a sacred story, followed by an opportunity for the children to ponder “wondering questions” that lead them deeper into the meaning of the story, their relationship with God and with one another. Open ended art response material and the opportunity to work with the story material give children the opportunity to process and reflect on the sacred stories and liturgical practices that are presented. The Godly Play program mirrors the structure of the Episcopal liturgy and the classroom is cared for as sacred space.