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.”