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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Spirit Week: May 24-31

50 days after Easter, with a mighty
rush of wind God poured out
His Holy Spirit on the disciples
as they were gathered in
Jerusalem. The Spirit empowered
them to proclaim the Good News
of Jesus to all people.

You can read the whole story of Pentecost in the book of Acts, chapter 2.

Spirit Week is an invitation to focus on the work of the Holy Spirit in our world today. Throughout the week are suggestions, reflections, and reminders that the Holy Spirit works through each of us and sometimes in ways we don’t even understand.

Have fun and may the Spirit fill you with joy this week!

Pentecost Sunday: Wear red to worship or wherever you may be.
Monday: Light a candle and pray for the work of the Holy Spirit in the world.
Tuesday: Thank someone for their work or who has been a faith mentor to you.
Wednesday: Greet people using a foreign language.
Thursday: Wear red to work or school day
Friday: Mis-matched socks day - A reminder that we don’t always understand how the Holy Spirit works
Saturday: Volunteer or share a gift - Go out into your community and feel the wind on your face as you serve others.
Sunday: Attend worship giving thanks and praise to God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit on this Holy Trinity Sunday.

Additional Activities:
Reflection - How is the Holy Spirit working in and through you? 

  • Look in the mirror…
  • Look at a photo of you or your family…
  • Draw a picture of you and the Holy Spirit at work…

Invite someone over for a meal and say a prayer before you eat together. The simple act of prayer will open the door for the Holy Spirit to work. Samples of prayers may be found at

Tower of Babel


Bible Study Video


Lesson Materials


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


Click HERE for a fillable registration form.  FIll in online, and print off.  NO information is saved.

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!

Click the Elephant for the memory work for this school year!




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 24, 2015
Little Lambs: ** Memorial Day **
Rainbows: ** Memorial Day **
Sunbeams: ** Memorial Day **
Godly Play: ** Memorial Day **
Grades 1-6: ** Memorial Day **

Upcoming Events
Mon, Jul 06 Vacation Bible School
Tue, Jul 07 Vacation Bible School

1st presents
the Communion Elements this Sunday!
(9:00 and 11:00 service)