Godly Play News: November 2017

November 19, 2017

What’s happening

This November, the children learned stories from Genesis, about the creation, and about the great flood. When we come back together in December, we will change the focus to Advent and the journey to Christmas, which they have seen on the big calendar in the classroom.

On November 18, some of the classroom volunteers attended a Godly Play training session and learned about storytelling. There were people from all over the Diocese of Olympia and from some other churches who are starting or re-starting Godly Play. The energy and interest in the room was inspiring and I came back with some great ideas for materials and also a better understanding of the structure of each session.

One of the most rewarding things about working in the Church School has been getting to know each child and seeing the friendships forming with each other. Feasts are getting livelier as the kids open up and share stories and ideas.

We’re still looking for a teacher

Networking is the best way to find a person for this kind of role. I mentioned this job to a neighbor and it turns out her friend is a children’s ministry director who had just left her job—for another job, so I missed out by a week. I mentioned the job at the training on November 18, and one teacher took my info to pass on to a friend. So, spread the word in your daycares, preschools, and other kid places.

The posting is on the Redeemer website. However, you can also give any interested candidates my contact information. I will happily buy them a cup of coffee and tell them about the role.

Schedule

  • November 26: No class. Thanksgiving weekend holiday
  • December 24: No class in the morning. However, Father Jed will tell the nativity story from Godly Play at the 4:00 pm service
  • December 31: No class. Christmas break

Contact information

For more information, or to refer possible teacher candidates, contact Jennifer King at edsteering@redeemer-kenmore.org.

Church of the Redeemer

Community life at Redeemer centers on worship in the Episcopal traditionArt and music vitally deepen this worship. Our faith expresses itself with service to people, locally to internationally.

Church of the Redeemer is at 6210 181st Street in Kenmore, Washington. We are a short distance north of Bothell Way, near the Burke-Gilman Trail. The entrance looks like a gravel driveway. The campus is larger on the inside than it is on the outside.

The Episcopal Church welcomes you.