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: December
Messy Christmas was a whole lot of fun this year. With over 45 children and 30 adults, the church was buzzing! We began the celebrations with some all-time favourite songs, whilst the adults enjoyed their cups of tea and biscuits. Then it was all go on the crafts. The flower ladies had prepared some candle centre pieces ready to decorate. They did look beautiful, all reds and golds with baubles too! There were festive cards to make, umpteen stickers to stick, a giant star made of stars, and biscuits to decorate. Decorations made from pipe cleaners and beads, nativity sets to play with and puppets as well. Phew it was a busy couple of hours. Sharon told us the nativity story, with the help of her puppet friends. The children and adults joined in with our Messy Prayers, which included a prayer for all the children around the world this Christmas. We hope that the real message of Jesus came across in our time with the children. Maybe it hadn’t occurred to them that without Jesus we would have no Christmas. Surely, he is worth a thought on his Birthday, and maybe even a thank you. Then it was time for the Christmas picnic at the hall. Thank you so much to all the team, everyone works so hard to make Messy Church a success. Thank you especially to our catering ladies. The picnic was yummy with lots of treats. See you again in 2020 when the three kings make a visit our way!
Happy New Year!