Friends General Conference

Nurturing faith and Quaker practice

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

Non-Gathering Events
Date and Time: 
Friday, August 15, 2014 - 9:00am to Sunday, August 17, 2014 - 5:00pm
Pendle Hill
338 Plush Mill Rd
Wallingford, PA 19086

A weekend with Melinda Wenner Bradley & Michael Gibson
Co-sponsored by Friends General Conference

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. Using stories, tools, and methods from the very successful Godly Play®, Faith & Play™ was created by Quakers to add elements from Quaker faith and practice to core Bible stories.*

Learn and practice skills to help children explore the existential limits of their lives through wonder, play, and core stories scripted and tested to work well with multiage groups of children. Certified trainers will model the stories, and you will have opportunities to practice them with your peers.

*Faith & Play™ is a collaborative project of Friends General Conference and the Faith & Play Working Group of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting.

Michael Gibson and Melinda Wenner Bradley are certified Godly Play® teachers and teacher trainers who have trained Friends throughout the United States. Both are founding members of the Faith & Play™ Working Group of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting, which Melinda clerks. Michael served as Faith & Play™ Coordinator for Friends General Conference. Melinda has used Godly Play® and Faith & Play™ with children in First Day School and Friends school classrooms for more than eight years.

or call Ext. 3 at 610-566 4507
or 800-742-3150 (toll-free in US)

Private room $435
Shared room $345
Commute $245

Pendle Hill is just fifteen minutes from Philadelphia International Airport, and twenty minutes outside the city. Take the SEPTA Media/Elwyn rail line to Wallingford station and call for a ride.