Godly Play

Leader: Christine Quintana

The Godly Play Approach helps children to explore their faith through story, to gain religious language and to enhance their spiritual experience through wonder and play. Godly Play is based on Montessori principles and was developed using a spiral curriculum. To join our circle, children must be 5 to 12 years old and be registered using the FBC enrollment form. This 2019-2020 year we will be exploring the Bible and some our Church practices through story, using Montessori materials, journaling and engaging in art experiences to express our spiritual journey. We will meet on the Friday evenings of September 20th, October 18th, December 20th, January 24th, February 28th, March 20th, April 17th, and May 15th from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Contact Christine Quintana at 563-583-4623 for more information. (Group size will be limited to no more than 15 children with two adults.)

Please note: At this point in time, due to the COVID-19 Virus, all activities at First Baptist Church have been cancelled. Gov. Kim Reynolds has declared a State of Public Health Disaster Emergency. Until that is revoked, no gatherings of over ten people are allowed. As such, we will not meet until the expiration of the declaration on April 16, 2020. 

Out of extra precaution and for the safety of the children in our care, Godly Play has been cancelled for April 17th.

Please note that all children's materials are sanitized to prevent the transmission of viruses. We wash hands upon arrival to church programming, before and after noseblowing and after toileting. All surfaces are maintained and disinfected as well to promote health and safety. Children who are sick and/or running a fever are not permitted to participate in programming. During these recent outbreaks of flu and coronavirus we will also be refraining from offering snacks during children's programming. 

Times like these can often be frightening for children as well as adults. One of the most comforting Godly Play parables is the "Parable of the Good Shepherd". Use this link to watch a wonderful telling of the parable by the Godly Play Foundation. 


As we explore Lent as a church community, the "Mystery of Easter" story invites children to explore the mystery of the divine in relationship to this spiritual practice. Use this link to share the telling of this story by the Godly Play Foundation with your family. 


During the month of April, the Godly Play Group had planned to explore the "Faces of Easter" story. Use this link to watch a beautiful retelling of Jesus' life and sacrifice by the Godly Play Foundation.



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