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
All are welcome to join us as a family for these sessions.
We learnt about Jacob’s Dream – ‘Stairway to Heaven’
Pillow into pillar
Talk about – how Jacob turned his pillow in to a pillar to mark the special place where he had seen heaven and earth open.
We decorated a pebble to make it look really special.
Talk about – anything we can think about that gives us a link to God.
We decorated an angel with a prayer to send up to God.
Talk about – promises we have made and whether we have kept them. God always keeps his promises.
Talk about – how Jacob wasn’t a nice man at the beginning of the story but God turned his life around.
We decorated one person as a sad person and one as a happy person and stuck them back to back
Curly Wurly ladder
Talk about – how, in Jacob’s dream there was a constant flow of angels going up and down between heaven and earth.
Christmas 2017 we joined with ‘Junior Church’ and ‘Open the Book’ to perform the Christmas Story – ‘Just Hoping’
We learnt about The Ten Bridesmaids –
Talk about – how Jesus’ light shines in the darkness.
Talk about – how Jesus takes away the darkness and replaces it with His shining light
Splat the rat
Talk about – being prepared and waiting
Talk about – how just as the bridesmaids’ oil ran out, so are some of our own resources running out.
Talk about – expecting surprises and being prepared. Five of the bridesmaids’ weren’t ready and waiting.