Saturday, October 17, 2015

Godly Play Comes to St. Catherine's

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“In most religious education children are told who God is. In Godly Play children discover who God is.

Godly Play is a creative approach to Christian nurture.  It is based on Montessori principles and aims to make religion come alive for children.  The teacher acts as a spiritual guide, while the children learn by “doing it themselves”.
A Godly Play session includes:
  • getting ready
  • telling a Bible story using objects and artefacts
  • exploring the story with questions and discussion introduced by saying, “I wonder…”
  • allowing the children to respond to the story as each one chooses, using a variety of materials:  art, silence, play, writing…
  • enjoying a simple feast and sharing.

The first session of Godly Play at St. Catherine’s will begin at 3:00 PM on Saturday, November 7.  For more information or to book your child's place call St Catherine's on 604 942 9812.

Note:  Our ongoing program for children and families, Messy Church, will continue on the third Saturday of each month.