Whoever welcomes one such child in my name, welcomes me.
Godly Play Sunday School
Godly Play is currently on summer break. We look forward to welcoming the children back to the circle in autumn.
The Godly Play Sunday school program at Otey Memorial Parish is designed for children at least 3 years old through 5th grade. We also offer a Tuesday morning program for children not yet in school.
Godly Play helps children 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!
To learn more about the theory and method of Godly Play, please visit the Godly Play Foundation.
Vacation Bible School
In early summer, Otey holds an intergenerational learning series called VB-Us. Our take on Vacation Bible School, VB-Us brings the community together for a good meal, singing, and chatauqua-style learning centered around lectures, crafts, skits, and stories.
VB-Us will not be held the summer of 2020, due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Throughout the seasons of the church year, Otey's children participate in many wonderful traditions: the annual church picnic, a church tour, games and dancing at Oktoberfest, coloring crosses for All Saints, making Advent wreaths, the Christmas pageant, Bishop Otey Sunday, Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper, the annual Easter Egg hunt and party, a Pentecost celebration, and Summer Eucharist featuring a sermon geared to younger worshipers.