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Godly Play® begins on August 14th. A customized classroom has been created specifically for the curriculum.

 

Godly Play® 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.

The storytellers will be: the Rev. Leslie Guinn, Suzy Lynch Cummings, Jane Farris, and Nancy Whitehurst. The door keepers (assistants) will be Nancy Comeau, Lesley Hamilton, and Carey Jo Davis.

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Godly Play – Fall 2022 Lesson Schedule

 

August 21: “The Holy Bible: Where the Church’s Story Comes From.” When you walk into a Godly Play room, you are walking into the Bible. The stories on the shelves surround children with the contents of the Bible.

 

August 28: “The Holy Family: The Center of the Church’s story.” The story of Christ’s incarnation is the story of the re-creation of the universe. It changes everything. I wonder why?

 

September 4: “Creation: The Days of Creation.” I wonder what we can know about the Giver from the Gift of creation?

 

September 11: “The Ark and the Flood: A new beginning and God’s promise.” We move with the people of God from the creation to the renewal of creation and God’s promise to Noah, Noah’s descendants, and to us.

 

September 18: “The Great Family: God’s Promise through Abraham and Sarah.” We continue seeking the elusive presence of God. Would God be present when Abraham and Sarah left Ur and went to an unknown place?

 

September 25: “The Exodus: The Passover of God’s People.” God was with the People as they went out from slavery into freedom through the water.

 

October 2: “The Ten Best Ways: The Ten Commandments” God was present on Mt. Sinai to Moses three times, giving God’s People the Ten Best Ways to live.

 

October 9: “The Ark and the Tent: God’s Presence in the Tabernacle.” As the People of God moved around, God moved with them.

 

October 16: “The Ark and the Temple: A House for God.” ‘The wandering people experienced their God as nomadic and free in unconfined, holy time. When the People of God came into the Promised Land, they settled down and their experience of God changed.’

 

October 23: “The Exile and Return.” The People of God were forced to take a journey and discovered God was also there in a foreign and strange land.

 

October 30: “The Prophets: The Words of the Prophets to the People of God.” In the long story of the People of God that we have heard so far, God has always been with the people, but the people have not always been with God.

 

November 6: All Saints Day; The Good Shepherd and the World Communion. The story of the Good Shepherd and the World Communion. Two stories go together. I wonder how?

 

November 13: “The Prophet Jonah: The Backward Prophet.” Jonah does everything wrong, yet everything comes out right.