A Playful Life Workshop

June 4th and 11th, 530-630 pm

“Play is often talked about as if it were a relief from serious learning. But for children play is serious learning. Play is really the work of childhood.” -Rev. Fred Rogers

Join Kara Castle, MSW and Rev. Michele Ward for two workshops that explore the intersection of spirituality and psychology in the form of play. The focal texts for this workshop series will be Jurgen Moltmann’s A Theology of Play and Ken Evers-Hood’s The Irrationality of Jesus.

The importance of play, especially for adults in Western society, is not only an afterthought—it is usually not a consideration at all. Theological and psychological frameworks for play and its necessity exist. Social norms relegate play to children or those interacting with children, insisting that play is bound up in age and stage. God is creative and playful, and has imbued these characteristics within the very fabric of humanity. Come celebrate or recover your playfulness through games, conversation, and discovery.

To sign up please email Michele: michele@broadstreetministry.org

Unknowing

A Poem By: Michele Ward

The journey starts with downcast heads

the unseeing eyes that miss

the moment obscured by the lost

dream and the unknown

the stranger and his questions

he tells them his story because

it is theirs

their story on the road

at the table

in the breaking of their unknowing

eyes see beyond the bread

to the breaker, to the one

who was broken

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