Godly Play Maritimes


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Godly Play Introductory Day

ONE-DAY INTRODUCTORY GODLY PLAY WORKSHOP

Saturday, October 27 from 9:45am- 3:30pm:   Cost is $20.

at the Godly Play Space at First Baptist Church, 1300 Oxford Street, Halifax, NS

  • Godly Play is a creative approach to nurturing children’s faith.
  • It values process, openness, discovery, community and relationships.
  • It supports children in being more fully aware of the mystery of God’s presence in their lives.

In this Introductory Workshop Participants will:

  • Experience a full Godly Play session and explore the Godly Play method.
  • Explore a Godly Play space.
  • Look at the pattern of a Godly Play session and the key elements of Godly Play
  • Discuss how to adapt Godly Play principles for use with Sunday School, in children’s stories, worship, and pastoral care.

         This day is open to all whether you are a leader or parent or you just love hearing stories.

Leadership: Shawn Redden, Janice MacLean, Anne Pirie,  Godly Play Canada Trainers

Please register by sending your name and email to Janice, Acting Registrar for Godly Play Maritimes: EMAIL

Cost is $20 and please bring your lunch. Tea/coffee provided.


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Godly Play Core Training Fall 2018

Join us for core training in Halifax at First Baptist Church.

Friday, September 21  (8:30-5:30) Module A – Sacred Stories and Creating Sacred Environments.

Saturday, September 22 (8:30-5:30) Module B –  Parables and the Spirituality of the Child.

Saturday, October 27 (8:30-5:30) Module C – Liturgical Action Stories and the Community of Children.

Registration is limited – a minimum of 12 participants is required for the program. Applications will be received on a “first come, first serve” basis. Your space is not confirmed until FULL payment is received.

READ MORE about Module Training and Core Training here and BEGIN THE APPLICATION hereGodly Play Core Training.

Do you have questions?  Email Registrar


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Refugees – A Godly Play Inspired Story

Love is Stronger than Fear
by Mora MacDonald
DSC_6240Mora is an elementary School Counselor and  Godly Play Canada Storyteller at Sackville United Church, Sackville New Brunswick. She wrote this story when her church decided to sponsor a Refugee family to help children understand who a refugee is and consider how God might want us to live with refugees.

Script is written. Movements are in brackets.

Watch where I go to get this story so you will know where to go to find it. (Talk lower, but clear enough so the children can hear you as you find the pieces you need around the room.) I need that last card of creation, the Holy Family card from our Christmas story, a candle, some people of God, the 10 best ways heart. Hmmm… anything else?? Of course, the desert box. And I brought some things I had at home in this basket. Continue reading


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Practicing Spirituality in Everyday Activities

Eating mindfully                                                 Kathy & Circle

Kathy Carr recently led a couple of sessions on mindfulness in the sacred circle in the Sunday School of Sackville United Church. She explored mindful eating – the practice of slowing down and being aware of what we are eating.

Kathy writes:“ In the first gathering, the children were asked about the five senses we all have – these are some of the sacred gifts of our body, that help us be aware of what we see, hear, touch, smell and taste.”
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