Godly Play at St. Francis!
When: Godly Play begins Sunday, September 9, 10:00am – approx. 10:45am (students will be brought into the church service during communion)
What: Our children’s program is Godly Play: based on the Montessori method of learning for students in Kindergarten – 3rd Grade. Different and much more than just “Sunday School,” Godly Play encourages children to use their imagination, sense of wonder, and connection to their world as they learn about sacred Christian stories. A typical Godly Play Session has several short, structured activities. Some of the core activities include listening to sacred stories by a storyteller and “play” afterwards. Children may play with story sets, create art, or participate in other activities. A Prayer and reflection circle is the closing activity.
We also have special days in the program where children create craft projects around St. Francis Day, Dia de los Muertos, the life of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and various other opportunities for learning throughout the year. In December, the children’s program performs the story of Jesus’ birth at the St. Francis’ Family Service on Christmas Eve.
How: Bring your child to the Godly Play room, across from the Nursery on the south end of the courtyard by 9:55 am on Sundays. No prior registration necessary. If you are interested in volunteering to host a project or would like to be a storyteller, we would love to hear from you.
For more information or to lead a Godly Play class, contact: