Friends General Conference

Nurturing faith and Quaker practice

Faith & Play™ : Downloadable PDF

QuakerPress Publication
By The Faith & Play Working Group of PYM | 6/07/12

Quaker Stories For Friends Trained In The Godly Play® Method

This is a resource that will work best for Friends and children already acquainted with Godly Play methods. This is a downloadable .pdf version of this publication, now including two extra stories. Godly Play®, created by Jerome Berryman, opened the way for Friends to teach bible stories using a method that embodies the Quaker idea of continuing revelation, supports multiple perspectives on a story, encourages silence as a tool within storytelling and honors the diversity of ways the spirit works within each person. This curriculum uses the full range of these techniques to help Friends tell stories of Quaker Faith & Practice.

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The 2014 edition contains the following stories:

• Listening for God: A story about different ways we sense God’s presence

• Prayer and Friends Meeting for Worship: A story about Friends gathering as a community to listen for God

• Gifts: A story about the gifts God gives each of us

• Queries: A story about the role of queries for early and present-day Quakers

• Friends Meeting for Business: A story about meeting for worship with an attention to business

• George Fox’s Big Discovery: A story about a way God reveals the Truth to us

• The Mary Fisher Story: A story about a Friend who lived in God’s love, power and peace

• John Woolman Visits the Indians at Wylusing: A Quaker risks a dangerous journey to visit people with lives very different from his own

• Love's Way: A story about Quaker testimonies for younger children

• An Easter Story for Friends

• Living the Ways of the Spirit: A story about Quaker testimonies drawing on the life of Jesus

• Let your Life Speak: A story about the testimonies and what happens when we live our lives guided by Spirit (a story designed for older children)