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All-Church BBQ and More!!

Friday, September 25th, 2015

Tickets On Sale starting this Sunday (September 27, 2015) for the October 11 All-Church BBQ & More!!! On the 11th there will be raffles in the Gathering Space at 5:30 p.m. followed by dinner at 6:00 p.m. with Dennis Longnecker’s famous baby back ribs and Katie Hurley’s fabulous cornbread, beans and slaw. To reserve your spot at the BBQ, sign-up in the church office or in the Gathering Space between services. Price is $15 per person or $40 per family, to be paid when you sign up.

A view into the huge barbecue rig Mr. Longnecker uses to smoke the ribs.

Close-up of smoking ribs intended to get your mouth watering!

Retired pastors lending a hand to separate racks for personal consumption.

There’s more to this barbecue than famous baby back ribs: Mrs. Hurley and the kitchen crew turn an entreé into a
meal with cornbread, beans and coleslaw.

It’s an All-Church BBQ and More out in Luther Hall!

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Gloria Dei To Host Godly Play Training Event: May 29, 2015

Thursday, May 7th, 2015

Gloria Dei To Host Godly Play Training Event: May 29, 2015

Time: 4-9pm Hospitality Room open with light meal and refreshments
6-9pm Training; child care provided
Cost: $25/Congregation
Trainer: Cindy Spencer, M.Div. Episcopal Diocese of Olympia (Seattle)
Contact  Beth Tobin, Children’s Ministry Director,
Person: Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, Olympia, WA
To Register: Call the Gloria Dei Church Office at (360) 357-3386

Sponsored by Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, Olympia, and St. Christopher’s Community Church, Olympia

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. Come join us!

CINDY SPENCER has been teaching Godly Play since 1992 in a variety of settings, and has been a Godly Play trainer since 2002. She was the Coordinator for Children and Family Ministries at Saint Mark’s Cathedral in Seattle from 2002-2015, developing, supporting and maintaining four Godly Play classrooms for children age 3 through 5th grade. From 2013-15 she also served on the Bishop’s Staff of the Episcopal Diocese of Olympia, supporting congregations as they developed their ministries with children and families.  Her interests include equipping families to pass on their faith at home and ministering to and with children with special needs and their families.  She earned an M.Div. from Asbury Theological Seminary in 1994, and has three Godly Play raised children who are now in high school and college.

Training Schedule:

6:00 Introductions & Evening Overview
6:15-7:10    Full session of Godly Play:  Story, Work/Response Time, Feast
7:15-8:15    Debrief of the Full Session:  What did we notice? What do we wonder about?

Click here for the Event Flyer

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