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: January 20
Happy New Year!
The first Messy Church of 2020 saw some new families coming along which was wonderful! Mary and Joseph had new visitors too with the arrival of the Three Wise men! Sharon told us all about the journey they had taken to visit Jesus after following the new star. How they brought him magnificent gifts and threw a horrible King from Jesus’ trail to keep him safe. Phew! They were pretty important those wise men, more important than they could ever have imagined. Maybe we are just as important to somebody right now, and even though we don’t realise it, God does. It is always worth going out of our way to be kind, considerate and willing to help people where we can.
Making our very own puppet spoon kings was fun! We also decorated crowns to wear and made special bracelets to give to somebody important to us. We even decorated a story envelope to put the beads in. It told of the three Wisemen’s journey. Then we covered a big present cut out with used Christmas cards to remind us of the gifts we received. We maybe won’t have some of those gifts for long, but it’s still important to keep that love of Christmas alive throughout the year. Often that feeling gets lost in the busyness of the new year all too quickly.
So, hold on to the message that Christmas sings of. Hold on to the love and warmth that receiving or giving a present brings. Look after your loved ones and love more.
And to find out more about LOVE come along to our February Messy Church on Thursday 13th Feb.
See you There!
God Bless xxx Katey