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Godly Play and Connect Sunday School

  GODLY PLAY and CONNECT SUNDAY SCHOOL                                                                                 


Calling All Lovers of Children!

We need you to help us offer the children of St. John’s something fun, interesting and different during the summer. The following Sundays are open and waiting for you: June 25, July 2, 9, 16,23, 30 and August 6, 13, 20 and 27. The group is small, enthusiastic and fun!

If you could offer to sign up for one or two “Summer Sundays” to do any kind of an activity, or craft with our children, it would be greatly appreciated. The activity could have a Christian theme….or not!! 30 minutes to teach a song, an active game (in the Parish Hall), a craft (sew a bean bag, cook in the kitchen, storytelling, drama, a Tom Sawyer berry picking basket, a stick fishing pole…”to become fishers of men”…. anything that inspires you!). If you are willing but can’t think of anything, grab a friend or contact us for ideas. It takes a village….our village to raise our children! Look for the big poster in Cram Hall to sign up, or contact Alison Adams at 415-306- 1729 (alison_adams@comcast.net) or Heather Oehm, at heather@oehm. com or 769-4778. Thank you—you won’t be sorry you did it!!

The St. John’s Sunday School Program is divided into two different age groups, one for pre-k through third grade, and the other for fourth grade on up.

Godly Play is spoken here! For PreK –grade 3

The goal of Godly Play is to teach children, through storytelling, using the art of religious language to enable them to know God first-hand rather than just knowing about God. The stories are told in beautiful rich language with the help of simple organic materials. There is a desert box used to tell stories from the Old Testament and golden boxes used to tell the parables. All of the materials are durable and on the shelves for the children to take down and play with at any time! Godly Play is offered every Sunday through the school year. To learn more you can go online at godlyplayfoundation.org.

Sparkhouse “Connect”- grades 4 and up

Every Connect lesson follows a three-part sequence: See, Explore and Make. Kids focus and reinforce a theme by watching a video, exploring biblical text, and creating projects that range from games to art and more. For more information go to wearesparkhouse.org.

**This class is taught every other week during the school year.

Summer Sundays happen in June, July and August. Parishioners are encouraged to do something casual and fun with the children.

For more information, please feel free to contact either Heather Oehm at heather@oehm.com, or Alison Adams at Alison_adams@comcast.net.


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