Jubilee United Church

40 Underhill Drive | Toronto, Ontario, M3A 2J5 | 416.447.6846

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Sunday Morning Nursery

For the Under 3s – Parents can stay with their child(ren) in a safe, friendly environment, or leave them with our experienced caregivers.

 

Sunday Morning Godly Play

At Jubilee on Sunday mornings, running concurrent with the Worship Service,   younger children  are invited into a program of Godly Play.

What is Godly Play?

Children have an innate sense of the presence of God. The Godly Play approach helps them to explore their faith through story, to gain religious language, and to enhance their spiritual experience though wonder and play. Based on Montessori principles and developed using a spiral curriculum, the Godly Play method serves children through early, middle, and late childhood and beyond.

In an age where we feel we need to meet children in their high-tech world, Godly Play is a unique way to present the beautiful and eloquent truths of the Bible in a very simple, natural form with no bells or whistles. “In most religious education, children are told who God is. In Godly Play, children discover who God is.”  We respond to the child’s request to ‘help me do it by myself.’  It shares spiritual education in a beautiful, peaceful, intimate manner, demonstrating the power and richness of God through meaningful and intentional presentations of Sacred Story.   This puts the teacher in the role of spiritual supporter or guide who fully accepts that each child has his or her own relationship with God already.

Godly Play Bible stories are told gracefully and beautifully using simple hands-on figures, made of natural and meticulously designed materials.  The storyteller serves as a “guide” to the truth being told; then sits back and asks, “I wonder …?”, allowing the children to find their own way. Children are encouraged to explore their thoughts, ideas and feelings about the story through expressive art following the presentation. One child continually drew himself playing soccer. Frustrated by the irrelevance to the story and the repetition of is work, the teacher asked how the picture showed him God. He replied, “Sometimes I am scared to play soccer out there by myself, but then I look at the great big sky and remember that God is with me.”  This is what happens in Godly Play…

If you would like more information,  please do NOT hesitate to speak with:

Rev. Anne Dioniso  (adionisio@jubileeunited.ca)  (416)447-6846 x 104

Rev. Norm Seli (nseli@jubileeunited.ca)  (416)447-6846 x 103

 

Sunday Morning Youth Talks

What:  Youth Discussion Time
Join us for a discussion about … well, just about anything!

Who:  Teens ages 13ish and up*

*If you are a teenager and interested in helping with Godly Play or working with kids in another way, please let Rev. Anne  know!

Where:  In the Heritage room, after Gathering Together time in service and Godly Play story in gym

When:  Sunday Mornings from September to June

 

Jubilee Youth — “The God Squad”

Doing what we doGod Squad

Wednesdays 6:30-8:30 pm

Monthly from September to June

Dinner and Thinking … There’s always a new topic or idea for us to talk about, as we eat (and sometimes cook)

AND from time to time WE DO STUFF that changes the world

Tell Norm you’re coming … or get more info … let him know if there are food allergies or a favourite pizza … if he knows that you’re coming, there will be enough food … if not, we’ll probably manage.

(416) 447-6846 x103

nseli@jubileeunited.ca or on Facebook

 

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