Godly Play – Our Children’s Ministry

Since the fall of 2014 our Sunday School has been using the Godly Play Program. Godly Play comes out of the recognition that children have an innate sense of the presence of God. It is based on a long-established, tried and tested approaches with children of all ages starting at 3 years (and adults). It is known for using symbols, objects, silence, and words to explore the biblical stories and Christian practices. Materials for exploring all the stories are openly displayed within our Godly Play Room for easy access by the children.
We have a wonderful space for the children to gather together as they learn the bible stories from the old and new testaments, learn of Jesus’ love for them, share a feast together and enjoy “work” time either with story or craft materials. Typically, the children are present in our sanctuary with the congregation for the opening hymn and a short children’s story, then they gather in our Godly Play Room for the remainder of the church service time.
For further information on our program, contact the program leaders, Laurelle Avery at 613-246-5326 orlaurelleavery@hotmail.com or Shirley Avery at 613-345-7598 or s.avery@sympatico.ca. For more information on Godly Play itself, access www.godlyplayfoundation.org and www.youtube.com/user/GodlyPlayFndn.