In most religious education children are told what God did. At St Nicholas, we encourage children to discover who God is.
Godly Play is a Montessori method of telling Bible stories, developed by Jerome Berryman, using parables, sacred stories and liturgical lessons about religious traditions using simple materials.
Godly Play is for 3-11 year olds during the 10am Sunday service.
Since the church re-opened in June, the families and children have been meeting together on Sunday mornings for an all-age family friendly service. The emphasis of this service has very much been about worshipping as families together. The children have been encouraged to participate in a variety of ways and it has been a great joy to see their growing confidence in this. We studied the Armour of God in Term 3, using a variety of approaches, including making armour, learning actions, marching and story telling. We continue to use Godly Play stories and resources where appropriate but also other forms of teaching including drama. At the end of last term feedback from families was almost unanimously positive about the new relaxed and interactive format of this service and this is very encouraging. We've particularly enjoyed seeing the children joining in and sharing in the ministry. Thank you very much to all who have participated in various ways, whether reading the Bible, leading prayers, welcoming, resourcing craft materials etc. This term we are celebrating and sharing in God's joy. Please join us for a picnic and time to enjoy each other's company after the service this Sunday, October 18th. Did you know that God loves parties?
We'll be having a party after the service on November 1st. Please bring a plate to share, something to donate to the food bank and a party game to play. Come ready to join in and enjoy being together celebrating God's joy every Sunday