Jesus said, "let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of Heaven belongs to such as these". Matthew 19:14
After a very successful Christmas Messy Church the team are now gathering their strength and wits to prepare sessions for 2019. Watch this space for developments
Our next Messy Church will now be in May unfortunately the session planned for March 23rd has had to be postponed due to key people not being available for several reasons. It is now planned to hold the next session in May. Come and join us then from 2.30pm to 4.30pm for craft, stories, music and food. It's all free. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
A recent Messy Church was based on the story of David and Goliath
David’s five famous pebbles!
Don’t forget if you are facing a seemingly insurmountable life problem, faith in God can move mountains!
We have a Messy Church Facebook page where you can also find more information.
Here is a report of our first Messy Church:
After many weeks of planning and preparation, Saturday 16th July finally arrived, our first introduction to “Messy Church”.
Fliers had been distributed to the local community and our Messy Church Banner erected in a prominent position near the church entrance. Resources had been purchased and distributed.
The planning team agreed on the theme of “Noah” and activities arranged to correspond with the theme. As this was our first venture, we had no idea how many children and parents would come or if indeed any would appear. Many prayers had been offered and we all agreed that this plan was in God’s hands.
Tables were set for the children’s activities, a crèche was provided for babies and tots. Games were set up and a treasure hunt for the older children organised and an area set out for Drama.
Prior to the afternoon opening, the members of the planning team gathered together for a time of fellowship and prayer. At 2.15pm the doors were opened and we awaited our first family.
Initially two arrived, followed by four and soon we were delighted to see forty children and their parents attending.
We opened with a song, which one of our members had written to the tune of “We are marching in the light of God”.The story of Noah was told to the children and their parents who then divided into groups for the various activities.
After approximately two hour of activities, we met back in the sanctuary for “Praise Time”. Some of the team members cleared away the resources and prepared a buffet tea for everyone. A fun time with parents, children and members of the church fellowship followed.
When all the families had left, the team agreed we had all enjoyed a blessed afternoon where children came to have fun, play games, sing songs but most importantly to learn about Jesus in an informal and relaxed way.
Hard work? Yes. Inspirational? Yes!