With services suspended at the moment we are not meeting for Messy Church
Messy Church is a monthly time of getting messy, and making crafts while learning and exploring more about Jesus and God’s love for us. We have a different theme each time, we sing action songs, hear God’s word from the Bible and pray together. And our popular puppets always make an appearance to sing a song!
Messy Church: March 2020
This month’s Messy Church was a mixture of Love and kindness. Two of the most important words that run throughout Jesus’ ministry, and we can hope to reflect in our own. We sang ‘nothings too big, big, big for his power’ and the children learnt the song ‘Jesus hands were kind hands’. We then discussed how we could show kindness to the people in our lives. The children had great ideas including making sure that they always looked out for the vulnerable children on the playground. Sometimes, it really is the smallest gesture of kindness that makes a difference. It was then time for Rev Sharon to explain where Mothering Sunday comes from, and why it is important to us in church.
The Crafts involved some green fingers as Alan and Mary helped the children pot some beautiful flowers into decorated pots. There were cards to make, flowers with a hidden message and buzzy bees! We created a prayer wall with lots of pipe cleaner friends, each one represented somebody the children wanted to pray for. Thanks to a couple of our lovely mums who stepped in to help with that craft! Then we spread messages of kindness across the parish on large dried leaves. Hoping that they would make people stop and think what kind deed they could do. Puppets, prayers and promises next … then a yummy homemade Chicken and vegetable pie for dinner! We have so much fun at Messy Church, it is a real joy to see the families coming together to share in this time together. Hearing the happiness of children, and the chit chat of adults among colourful crafts and Messy Easter. toys is very special.
Maybe we will have a Virtual Messy Easter? What I do know is that Messy Church is a Family, whether together in the church, or isolated in our homes. So please think of each other, keep an eye on the Facebook group and share any ideas you may have for future Messy Churches. I would love to see what you are up to. Please invite new members onto the page.
In the meantime, please stay safe. Stay in if you can. Support each other and know that I am always available for prayer or support.
God Bless Katey