Faith & Play Stories offers a publication and materials for 16 stories which explore Quaker faith, practice, and witness using the Montessori-inspired Godly Play method. Training is available for Friends interested in spiritual formation through storytelling and joining a growing community of practice. Two hybrid training workshops were hosted in the fall of 2021 for Friends interested in using Godly Play and Faith & Play stories in their meeting religious education programs. Both training workshops used a combination of two or three Zoom sessions prior to an in-person weekend and an additional follow-up session online. Online sessions using Zoom and a synchronous reading before the training allowed the weekend workshop to be shorter and made training more accessible for many people. A training weekend hosted at Centre Meeting near Centreville, Del., welcomed participants from four U.S. states and Costa Rica. Richmond (Va.) Meeting hosted the second training for their meeting community. For both events, COVID safety guidelines for participants and the trainer and flexible scheduling made it possible to continue sharing this work using a hybrid format.
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