Playing in the Light:

Faith & Play / Godly Play Training for Quakers

Transform your First Day School or Friends school classroom, and nurture your own spiritual life. Learn and Practice skills to help children explore the existential limits of their lives through wonder, play, and core stories from the Bible and Quaker faith and practice. These stories are scripted and tested to work well with multi-age groups of children, as well as in multi-generational settings. A certified trainer will model stories, and you will have an opportunity to practice them with your peers.

Workshop facilitator Melinda Wenner Bradley is an accredited Godly Play trainer who works with Quaker meetings and Friends schools around the country. A founding member and the convener of the Faith & Play Group, she is a co-author of the Faith & Play stories.  She works for Philadelphia Yearly Meeting as their Youth Engagement Coordinator.


3rd - 5th graders

Rise and Shine

The sun rises,the moon rises and new plants rise out of the ground.  Bread rises when we start it well; our ideas and spirits rise when we treat them well.

What is rising in you?

We will make some homemade bread, plant some seeds and start some new friendships. And we will wait quietly to see what rises and shines in each of us.


Powell House is the conference and retreat center of the 

New York Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers).

Powell House
524 Pitt Hall Rd
Old Chatham,  NY
phone  518-794-8811
fax     518-794-8815
Adult Program
Youth Program