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
April 5th (1st Sunday of the month)
All are welcome to join us as a family for these sessions.
Messy Church Gallery
We all fit together!!
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
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
Theme – God’s armour of light
We talked about which part of God’s armour we thought was the most important
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.
Happy Birthday to you all!!
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.
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)
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.
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.