Godly Play is our parish’s Sunday School program for children ages 3 through 7. The classes are held during the 10:30 AM worship between the Children's Homily and the Peace.
Dr. Jerome Berryman, an Episcopal priest, developed the program using a Montessori-based approach to nurture and grow faith in children.
Godly Play is based upon the recognition that children have an innate sense of the presence of God. All they lack is the appropriate language to help them identify and express it so it can be explored and strengthened. The Godly Play approach teaches classical Christian language in a way that enhances the child’s authentic experience of God so it can contribute to the creative life of the child and the world.
Godly Play recognizes the innate spirituality of children. Everything that happens in a Godly Play classroom—lighting of the candle, listening to stories from the Old and New Testament, stories of Baptism and Eucharist, sharing in a feast—all serve to create sacred space where children can grow close to God.
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