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Godly Play at Metropolitan - Fall 2015

During the academic year, the focus of our Christian Education at Metropolitan is Godly Play. Godly Play is an interpretation of a Montessori religious education that imparts many of the well-known stories of the Bible in a contemplative way. In a Godly Play classroom, children are provided an opportunity to listen to these stories, wonder about their meaning, and then interpret these stories through art, reflection, and movement. According to one of the founders of Godly Play, the lessons of Godly Play are an imaginative approach to working with children that supports, challenges, nourishes, and guides their spiritual quest.

Throughout the school year, various special events on Sunday morning amplify the children's learning. These include service work, making meals for the homeless shelter, the Children's Celebration service at the culmination of the school year, and more.

Currently, Metropolitan has five Sunday School classes, each of which explore a different segment of the Godly Play curriculum. 

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Little Wonders


Held in Room 101: Recommended for children ages three and four. Five year olds who are not yet in formal kindergarten will also enjoy Little Wonders.

The story schedule is found here.

Godly Players

Kindergarteners and 1st Graders

Held in Room 200: This class uses the Young Children and Worship curriculum, a simplified telling of the Godly Play stories for the very youngest classmates.

The story schedule is found here.

Joyful Spirits

2nd Graders and 3rd Graders

Held in Room 202: This class is a traditional Godly Play classroom that uses vols. 2, 3, and 4 of the Complete Guide to Godly Play. The class generally explores Old Testament stories in the fall and New Testament stories in the Spring.

The story schedule is found here.

Bible Explorers

4th Graders

Held in Room 203: This class spends the year fully exploring stories of the ministry of Jesus, using a recently published curriculum, volume 8, from Godly Play. In addition, the students will delve into Old Testament stories not covered previously.

The story schedule is found here.

Young Disciples

5th graders

Held in Room 201: Our tweens' class uses the Deep Blue: Submerge curriculum which incorporates Bible stories, activities, crafts and games into a full faith experience. Children develop the skills to unlock the Bible message and apply their faith in meeting the challenges of growing up. The class also spends time in serving ministries, such as making meals for the homeless.


A typical Sunday morning at Metropolitan…

Children are welcome at both services at Metropolitan Memorial. Both Sunday morning worship services feature a children’s message tied to the morning’s sermon theme. Nursery care for children 5 and under is available throughout the entire morning, but children of all ages are always welcome in the sanctuary. Parents decide for themselves which arrangement is best for their family.

After the children’s message in the 9am service, children are encouraged to participate in one of the two children’s choirs that rehearse during the remainder of the service. The Cherub Choir is for children from age four through 1st grade. The Morningstar Choir is for 2nd-5th graders, Choir rehearsal ends at 10 am; children then transition to their Sunday school classes.

The Sunday school hour begins at 10:10am and concludes at 11am. Parents must be on time to pick up their child from Sunday school. For their safety, children are not allowed to roam the hallways looking for their parents at the conclusion of Sunday school. Families who have not yet attended worship may then go to the 11:15am service.