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!
The next Messy Church will be on Thursday 14th October 2021 – 3.15 pm to 5.30 pm in Pakefield Church.
Come and have some fun with us after school! We have games, crafts, a story, messy fun and a meal together.
Any questions call Katey on 07818 336700
Children and Youth Ministry
The month of July is always a busy one with the school year coming to an end. This year it felt even more important to celebrate as the families have had so much to deal with. Messy Church was popular with crafts reflecting Jesus’ first miracle of turning water into wine. There were mocktails to create and ribbons to tie, crafts to colour and a picnic dinner. We created reflection bottles for prayer with glittery water which were really quite lovely. Amid all the craziness, Thea and Cerin celebrated their birthday with us, so we sang Happy Birthday and had extra chocolate cake!! It was a fantastic evening with much thanks needed for everyone who helps, especially the ladies and Russell in the kitchen – they had to work overtime to cater for so many!
The Tuesday clubs have continued to look at how Matthew describes the ‘Kingdom of Heaven’. For the last session we brought the beach to the hall. Windbreaks were up, paddling pools were out, sand was in the building trays with buckets and spades, and we had ice cream! We finished by praying for all the people who we love, all the people who we would like to see in the holidays and for everybody visiting our beaches.
Sunday club has been so much fun this term. We made our own England shirts ready for the big match and went into church singing “it’s coming home” … we decided that Jesus would enjoy the whole country coming together to celebrate! There have been some lovely times of reflection together with great artwork created too. We have especially loved welcoming the Bensusan family into our group. The children have added a real zest to our conversations and are a joy to have with us. (Their parents are alright too!!) We are glad to finally be able to come back into church at the end of our sessions to share what we have learnt with the ‘Big Church’.
Have a fabulous Summer Holidays!
Love Katey and team CYM xxxxx