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Playing in the Light: Godly Play®/Faith & Play™ Training for Quakers

Jan 11, Feb 8, and Mar 28, 2020

A three-Saturday STEP program led by Melinda Wenner Bradley
$225 includes training, a copy of "Faith & Play: Quaker Stories for Friends Trained in the Godly Play Method," lunch, and refreshments for all three Saturday sessions (9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.).

We are grateful for support from the Bible Association of Friends in America.

If you are seeking financial assistance to participate in this program, please click on the link for our Financial Assistance Application form, below. Do NOT register online.

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610-566-4507, ext. 137

Mustard Seed Sower activity (Playing in the Light)
Playing in the Light is core training in Godly Play and Faith & Play. Godly Play is a Montessori-inspired resource that helps children find words and images for expressing their experiences of holy mystery and wonder in their lives. Inspired by the stories, materials, and methods in Godly Play, Quakers created Faith & Play Stories to add Quaker stories of faith, practice, and witness to the Bible stories in the Godly Play collection used by Friends. This powerful way of being with children can transform your First Day program for children and nurture your own spiritual life.

This is Playing in the Light training for commuters to be completed in three Saturday sessions. Participants are required to attend all three sessions to be trained as Godly Play/Faith & Play storytellers. Registration is for all three Saturdays (9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.).

JANUARY 11: Hebrew Scripture Stories & Supporting the Circle of Children
FEBRUARY 8: Parables, Stories about Jesus & the Spirituality of Children
MARCH 28: Faith & Play Stories & Children in the Circle of Meeting Life

Discussions will also include:

  • the “unspoken” lessons of the teaching space and classroom structure;
  • working with multiage groups and diverse needs, including multigenerational settings; and
  • weaving Godly Play/Faith & Play stories into a children’s program with other religious education resources available to Friends.

Leader(s)

Melinda Wenner BradleyMelinda Wenner Bradley is a teacher, writer, and religious education consultant. An accredited Godly Play Trainer, Melinda works with Quaker meetings and Friends schools around the country to use Godly Play/Faith & Play resources. She serves Philadelphia Yearly Meeting as the Youth Religious Life Coordinator and Faith & Play Stories, Inc. as the Director of Communications and Training.


Financial aid may be available. If you are seeking funds to participate in this program, click to review and complete our Financial Assistance Application and a Pendle Hill staff member will follow-up with you shortly (please do NOT register online). Thank you for your interest.


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