Messy Church

 

Messy Church is a form of church for children and adults at all stages of their faith journey.

Each session has a Biblical theme which is explored through craft activities, games, puppets, story, prayer, song and ends with a sit-down meal together.

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

 

We meet on the 2nd Sunday of each month (apart from August) from 3 – 5pm.

Messy Church dates for 2019 / 2020

September     8th
October          13th
November     10th
December     8th
January        12th
February     9th
March          8th
April             5th   (1st Sunday of the month)
May              10th
June            14th
July             12th

All are welcome to join us as a family for these sessions.


Messy Church Gallery


We all fit together!!

 

November 2019

Theme – Feast of faith

 

Empty chair junk modelling

We talked about times when although we didn’t see Him, we felt God’s presence

 

Small scale table

We talked about what we would serve God if He sat at our table

 

Different tastes

We talked about how it was at a shared meal that the disciples recognised Jesus

 

Ice – cream printing

We talked about all the ways Jesus used, on their walk, to try and get the disciples to believe He was indeed risen.

 

Playing with playdough

 

After lots of fun, we enjoyed our Fellowship meal together!

 

 

 


 

God loves a cheerful giver

 

Following our September session we decided to see if between us we could raise £60 so that a new toilet could be built

When we met again in October we counted the money we had raised.

We found that, together, we had raised a fabulous £102.98!!

As a result we have gone ahead and Twinned 2 toilets at a cost of £120.

We are waiting for a certificate but know that we are twinned with a latrine in – 

  •  Kabindi, North Kivu, Democratic Republic of Congo, Africa   

  • Bangui District, central African Republic, Africa


October 2019

Theme – God’s armour of light

 

Tasty armour

We talked about which part of God’s armour we thought was the most important

Cross helmets 

We talked about why Paul likens a helmet to salvation

Fellowship meal – yum, yum!!

Some of us are wearing the helmets we made

An ‘all kinds of prayer pot’

We talked about which kinds of prayers are most helpful to us.

October birthdays’ 

Happy Birthday to you all!!

 


 

September 2019

Theme – God loves a cheerful giver

Cheerful giving bags

We talked about how God is pleased when we share what we have with others.

 

Protecting crops: hairy caterpillars

The hairy caterpillar reminds us that God will watch over our crops and all that we do and give to God.

 

Glad faces

We talked about what we are glad for.

The glad faces we made and put in our tins reminds us to be thankful for God’s blessings.

 

Fruits from the harvest

We talked about how fruit and vegetables are a gift from God.

 

Playing with playdough and sand

 

We all love our Fellowship meal!! (Thank-you, Rita)


 

July 2019

Theme – Created for Community

  A snake tempted Eve in the Garden of Eden

  Walk with Jesus

We decorated feet shape biscuits and talked about how we can help each other to make the right choices.

  Walking colours

We put skittles in to water and watched the colours mixing together.

We talked about how our lives look different when we are with others than it does when we are on our own.

  Prayer Cloud