Forest Stories is the onsite class for piloting Sacred Canopy’s Story Arts middle grade curriculum (Grades 4-7). It locates biblical narrative in its original mythically-animated context, where the gods of ancient Mesopotamia, Greece, Rome, and Egypt were as much a part of the ancient imagination as shopping malls and movie theatres are for children today. It is not possible to fully comprehend the significance of the Hebrew’s God YHWH and the political nobodies He allied with, without understanding the broader landscape in the this story was forged. 

Forest Stories takes place September through June on Sunday mornings (10:45-11:45) at the Centre for Peace (Canadian Memorial United Church), 1825 W. 16th, Vancouver, Canada. For more information or to register go to