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

Aug 24-26, 2018

A weekend with Melinda Wenner Bradley
Private room: $180; Shared room: $150; Commuter: $100.

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.

NB: This workshop is FULL. If you wish to add your name to the waitlist, please call Lina Blount at ext. 122.

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.

Godly Play®/Faith & Play™ Training for Quakers
Get ready for First Day School! Faith & Play™ is a Montessori-inspired resource that helps children find words and images for expressing the experiences of holy mystery and wonder in their lives. This powerful way of being with children can transform your Friends meeting’s program for children and nurture your own spiritual life. Inspired by stories, materials, and methods from the popular Godly Play® program, Quakers created Faith & Play™ to add elements of Quaker faith and practice to the Bible stories in the Godly Play collection.

Learn and practice skills to help children explore the existential limits of their lives through wonder, play, and stories scripted and tested to work well with multiage groups of children. An experienced, certified trainer will model the stories, and you will have opportunities to practice them with your peers. Discussions include:

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


Melinda Wenner Bradley is a teacher, writer, and religious education consultant. After becoming a Godly Play® storyteller in 2005, she co-wrote Faith & Play:™ Quaker Stories for Friends Trained in the Godly Play® Method. An accredited Godly Play® Teacher Trainer, Melinda works with Quaker meetings and Friends schools around the country, training them to use these resources. A co-founder of the Quaker Religious Education Collaborative, she serves Philadelphia Yearly Meeting as the Youth Engagement Coordinator.

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