Gloria Dei Kids
    Website for all the Kids related activities at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church (Olympia, WA)

Godly Play Training Event: May 29, 2015 6 - 9 PM

Place: Gloria Dei Lutheran, Olympia

Time:  4-6 PM Hospitality Room Open with Light Meal, Refreshments 
            6-9 PM Training and Child Care provided

Cost:    $25/Congregation

Trainer:               Cindy Spencer, M.Div. Episcopal Diocese of Olympia  (Seattle)

Contact Person:  Beth Tobin, Children’s Ministry Director, Gloria Dei, Olympia

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

To Register:  Call the Gloria Dei Lutheran Church Office  360-357-3386 or


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?  

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Gloria Dei Lutheran Church
Vacation Bible School
July 6-10 & 12, 2015
"Jesus Calls His First Disciples"


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Crossing the Jordan

Joshua Leads the Israelites into the Promised Land
Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, Olympia, WA
Excerpts from River Community Church Prairieville, Louisiana by Jamie Senyard and Amy Crane. April 2007,
Revised and Update for Gloria Dei by Beth Tobin in 2011, and 2015.

Bible Texts and References: Joshua 1-6, and 23-24
Memory Verse: Joshua 24:14-15 (NIV) "As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord."
Additional Verse: Joshua 1:9 (NIV) “Do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you where ever you go.”


Overview and Objectives

Teacher Background

Parent Flier

Bible Study Video



Faith Journals


Bible Time Map

Early Childhood Education at Gloria Dei

Helping young children and their families grow in faith through developmentally appropriate events, education, and activities. 

Sunday morning classes for infants through Kindergarten begin at 10:00 a.m.  We hope that you will find Sunday School a positive and rewarding time of learning for both you and your child(ren).  All are welcome!

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Hi Parents and First through Sixth Graders!

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Gloria Dei Kids Calendar now streaming to a Mac (or PC) near you!!!

Wowsie!    Did you know you can get the Gloria Dei Kids Calendar Delivered directly to your Outlook Calendar?   Or, if you wish, it can also be published to your Mac iCal!!!!

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Sunday School Classes for
Sun, May 03, 2015
Little Lambs: God Made Me!
Rainbows: God's Beautiful World
Sunbeams: Breakfast by the Sea
Godly Play: The Good Samaritan
Grades 1-6: Crossing the Jordan River

Upcoming Events
Wed, Apr 29 Godly Play Training

3rd presents
the Communion Elements this Sunday!
(9:00 and 11:00 service)