Godly Play at St. Peter’s During COVID


The Parable of the Good Shepherd.

Godly Play is a Montessori-based program for children 3 years through 1st Grade. Children are told stories from the Bible using figures representing the people/animals in the story. The children are then asked to wonder about the story and respond to it in their own way.

During the time that in-person church activities are limited due to COVID-19, St. Peter’s is offering Godly Play stories on YouTube. Look for stories told either by St. Peter’s Godly Play teachers on the church’s YouTube channel, or for links to the week’s story as told by Godly Play Foundation or other teachers, provided below.

Schedule of Godly Play stories:

30 May: Parable of the Good Shepherd. Video here.

16 May: Parable of the Mustard Seek. Video here.

9 May: Knowing Jesus in a New Way – Part 2. Video here.

25 April: Knowing Jesus in a New Way – Part 1. Video here.

28 March: Jesus and Holy Week. Video here.

21 March: Faces of Easter, A Godly Play Foundation video. Video here.

14 March: Parable of the Sower. Click here for the video.

7 March: Jesus and the Storm. Click here for the video.

28 February: Parable of the Good Samaritan. Click here for the video.

21 February: Jesus Feeds the 5,000. Click here for the video.

8 February: Jesus and the Paralytic. Click here for the video.

24 January 2021: Jesus’ Childhood Visit to Temple (Luke 2:41-52). Click here for the video.

Check back next Sunday for another Godly Play Story.

Previous Godly Pl.ay stories from September – December 2020.

13 SeptemberCreationhttps://youtu.be/9m1b1GeKLaQ
20 SeptemberThe Flood and the Ark (Noah)https://youtu.be/jKdsvfcfdS8
27 SeptemberThe Great Family (Abraham) https://youtu.be/1P7MdmrDHnM
(Godly Play Foundation)
4 OctoberJosephhttps://youtu.be/3jmdI7Bbh0U
11 OctoberExodus https://youtu.be/jBkqsEmdrnQ
18 OctoberStory of Moses https://youtu.be/DqLfqtB9mk4
25 OctoberEncore week (no new video) check out the videos above
1 NovemberEncore week (no new video) check out the videos above
8 NovemberTen Best Wayshttps://youtu.be/E__8vAUubro
15 NovemberStory of Ruth https://youtu.be/l2xIyquaV1c
22 NovemberEncore week (no new video)check out the videos above
29 NovemberDaniel  https://youtu.be/09lstFJaVRA
6 DecemberAdvent 1 & 2 https://youtu.be/RDa4zIAMKeE
13 DecemberAdvent 3 & 4 & Christmas https://youtu.be/LFq8jGKvSFA
3 JanuaryMystery of Christmas https://youtu.be/pg06_jL9HwQ

Most Godly Play stories are 5-10 minutes, but good videos of several longer stories are: (1) The Parable of the Good Shepherd (by riverchurchsj ) 18 minutes, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=puDjCUKfrKc; and (2) The Great Family, 18 minutes,  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1P7MdmrDHnM.