Messy Church

Pumpkins

 

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 2017 / 2018

September 10th
October 8th
November 12th
December 10th
January 14th
February 11th
March 11th
April 8th
May 13th
June 10th
July 8th

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

We learnt about The Ten Bridesmaids – 

Paper lanterns

Talk about – how Jesus’ light shines in the darkness.

Pumpkins

Talk about – how Jesus takes away the darkness and replaces it with His shining light

Splat the rat

Talk about – being prepared and waiting

Prayer Station

Talk about – how just as the bridesmaids’ oil ran out, so are some of our own resources running out.

Jack-in-the-box

Talk about – expecting surprises and being prepared. Five of the bridesmaids’ weren’t ready and waiting.


We learnt about John the Baptist –

 Camel hair clothes    

Talk about – why John would wear such uncomfortable clothes.

  Beehive printing and Sand maze

Talk about – how pollen changes into honey and how Jesus can change us to be nicer people.

how John the Baptist’s job was to tell people about Jesus, to show them the way.

  Vegetable Locust

Talk about – why John decided to eat locusts

  Volcano of change

Talk about – How following Jesus can change how we are, how we react to things

and how we can make good impressions on the lives of others around us.

  Spirit for all

Talk about – how the spirit descended on Jesus ‘like a dove’, and that the spirit is for everyone.

  We finished learning about John the Baptist with a delicious Fellowship Meal!!!


 

            Ping Pong Pearl Challenge!!

 

Talk about – How did the man feel when he found the valuable pearl?

 Egg-box Oyster

Talk about – the most precious thing you have.

Pearls among Seaweed

Talk about – how precious you think knowing Jesus is.