Godly Play (for children age 3 to 8 years old). Meets the 1st, 2nd, 4th, and 5th (if there is one) Sunday of the month from 9-9:45 a.m. in Godly Play Classroom (near restrooms).
Godly Play is a Montessori-based, intentionally spiritual and creative program developed by Jerome Berryman, an Episcopal priest. The curriculum encourages children to experience and be with God (which they do naturally, anyway) through hands-on lessons, demonstrations of Bible stories, creative expressions through art, and teaching a reverential approach to God. To learn more about Godly Play, please click here.
Our Godly Play leaders also engage in regular continuing education and formation so they can present the scriptures to our young people in the most inviting and engaging way. To find out more about the training and scheduled training events, please click here.
St. Andrew’s is one of the two diocesan training centers in Central Pennsylvania and we are pleased to be a resource to our diocese in this way — and it also means any parishioner may attend the training at no cost. So if you want to learn how to tell these stories so you can offer them at home, please contact ask Christina or David Luo (our Godly Play teachers) or Mother Barbara (our priest). The training dates for Godly Play are found on our website calendar.