“Sometimes you have to drop the rake and play in the leaves.”

Does playing have any part to play in adult spirituality?

'Playing with God’ is a weekend retreat for adults at Wydale Hall (2nd to 4th Feb 2018) led by Jon Steel (East Riding Archdeaconry Children and Youth Co-ordinator).

We can easily think that ‘playing’ is a) only for children and b) not as valuable as ‘work’ (which is what grown-ups’ do). But playing is a far more valuable and important human activity than that.

Play is one of the primary ways that children learn. But play is also valuable for adults. Play allows us (as children or adults) to explore new possibilities; play is creative; play can be fun.

As adults our brains can become stuck in particular patterns and ways of thinking. One of the advantages of 'becoming like little children’ (Matt 18: 3) can be rediscovering our ability to play and so be better able to see the world in new ways again.

The weekend will offer a variety of ways to rediscover our playful selves as one way to rediscover and reflect on our relationship with God. We will be using games, lego, and creative activities with a good spoonful of fun mixed in. All are welcome but places are limited so please book early.

Cost £148 per person (all inclusive). Some spaces may be available to come on Saturday only (see booking form).

Friday 2nd February evening (arrivals from 5.00pm) to Sunday 4th February afternoon

Saturday 3rd Feb only: 10.00am – 4.00pm

Weekend Cost: £180 (full-board Fri evening to Sun afternoon)

Saturday Only: £30 (inc lunch)

NB: there are limited places available for the weekend and for the Saturday only. Please bookearly to ensure a place.

For more information please download the PDF leaflet here or contact Jon Steel by email: ercyas@ydbf.karoo.co.uk or mobile: 07711 880042

Children & Youth Worker's Retreat 2018:  Playing with God