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Sunday School

Sunday School 

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St. Andrew’s uses the Godly Play curriculum. Please take time to come see the classroom and thank all the volunteers helping to make this a successful year for our parish children. Tonya Devena, Jenniffer IMAG0188Dorsett, Becky Dougherty, Lory Mills, Amy Murray, John Nicholas, and Suzy Roper!

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What is Godly Play?

http://www.godlyplayfoundation.org/

The result of a lifetime of research and practice by theologian, author and educator The Rev. Dr. Jerome Berryman, the Godly Play® method is a curriculum of spiritual practice exploring the mystery of God’s presence in our lives. The Godly Play curriculum engages what is most exciting about religious education: God inviting us into—and pursuing us in the midst of—Scripture and spiritual experience. Godly Play practice teaches us to listen for God and to make authentic and creative responses to God’s call in our lives.IMAG0207

Godly Play is a creative, imaginative approach to Christian formation and spiritual guidance. Godly Play has a Montessori foundation with 40+ years of research and practice. Godly Play values process, openness, discovery, community and relationships. Godly Play models the worship life, stories, symbols and rituals of Christian congregations. Godly Play allows practitioners to make relevant and personal theological meaIMG_0550ning. Godly Play nurtures participants to larger dimensions of belief and faith through wondering and play.

Children have an innate sense of the presence of God. The Godly Play approach helps tIMAG0191hem to explore their faith through story, to gain religious language and to enhance their spiritual experience though wonder and play. Based on Montessori principles and developed using a spiral curriculum, the Godly Play method serves children through early, middle and late childhood and beyond.

Come join us!