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.
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We all fit together!!
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.
We added a prayer to the cloud and talked about God answering our prayers.
Walking on raw eggs
We took turns to walk over the eggs. We thought that they would break and were surprised when they took our weight!!!
We talked about how impossible things can become possible by sharing our doubts with God.
Theme – Always with us
New Creation butterfly
We made a colourful butterfly and talked about what is special about a butterfly. The Bible says that when we believe in Jesus, we change in to something new too!! We don’t look different, but we are different inside because God’s spirit comes in to our lives and helps us become more like Him.
The colours of Easter keyring
We made a keyring and talked about what the colour of each bead reminded us of.
We coloured in a cross and talked about how Jesus’ resurrection and new life has brought people hope in the past and still brings people hope today.
Theme – Dazzling Disciples
We made a star and talked about how we can never count the number of stars, as much as we try. We thought about how we can shine like a star to be a disciple of God.
Galaxy Dough creations
We talked about how big the galaxy and the world are. God thought of everything and created stars to lighten up the sky. He created us to be dazzling disciples, spreading God’s light to all the world.
We rubbed the balloon on our hair and then made the tissue paper disciples stand up and dance! We thought about why that had happened and talked about how God helps us to be His disciples.