Camas Friends Church

A Quaker Meeting in Camas, WA

Godly Play: Creating Space to Listen and Respond to God

At Camas Friends Church we use a curriculum for Sunday School called Godly Play for working with our children. It is one of the great strengths of our community. If you have ever experienced a Godly Play lesson, or seen how Children respond to it you know it is a gift. The previous released minister at Camas, Caryl Menkhus, brought this gift to our Quaker meeting. She has also brought the gift of Godly Play to many other Quaker meetings both in the Northwest and around the world. She’s recently written an article that gets at some of the theology behind this curriculum. Read on!

I add the signature Quaker quote from George Fox to the end of every e-mail I send out: “Walk cheerfully over the world, answering that of God in every one” because I think it matters so much and because it embodies so well what I understand to be the way of Friends. Mike Huber reminded our meeting last Sunday that it doesn’t say, “Walk suspiciously over the world, answering that of inadequacy in everyone.”

via Godly Play: Creating Space to Listen and Respond to God | Northwest Yearly Meeting of Friends (Quakers).

About Wess

is the William R. Rogers Director of Friends Center and Quaker Studies at Guilford College in Greensboro, NC., PhD in Intercultural Studies from Fuller Theological Seminary, served as a "released minister" at Camas Friends Church, and father of three. He enjoys sketchnoting, sharing conversation over coffee with a friend, listening to vinyl and writing creative nonfiction.


This entry was posted on March 29, 2011 by in Blog.

Meeting Times for Worship

10:30am Coffee

10:45-12:15pm Sunday Morning Worship

11:15-12:15pm Nursery available for children 3 and under

11:30-12:15pm Godly Play for Children (ages 4 to 11) (info)

Contact Us

Phone: (360) 834-2446


Address:1004 NE 4th Ave Camas, WA 98607 (Map)

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