Godly Play (Pre-K to 2nd Grade)

Teachers: Christine Druckenmiller, Jennifer Banker, Mishel Mitus, Wendy Boyd, and Lynn Trelease

Sundays from 9:45 until 10:35 AM

Location: Lower floor of the education wing on the parking lot side of the church.
Godly Play is a method of a Christian education and spiritual direction for children ages 3-7. The goal of Godly Play is to teach children the art of using religious language – parable, sacred story, silence, and liturgical action – to help them become more fully aware of the mystery of God’s presence in their lives. In Godly Play, we tell Bible stories to children to encourage them to enter into the stories and relate them to their personal experience. The most important thing we teach in a worship-education center is how Christian people live and work together in community. Many parents who have children in the Godly Play program find that their children will begin to retell Bible stories – often in the car on the way home from church. Parents also report that their children “wonder” aloud at various times during the week about the meaning of the Bible stories they heard on Sunday. One of the goals of Godly Play is to create a safe space for children – a place where their ideas, opinions, and gifts are deeply respected. Because everything in the worship-education center is designed for children to use and enjoy, most children look forward to this fun, interactive class.