Messy Church

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God Loves Everybody

Messy Church is a fun and down-to-earth “way in” to church and the Christian story for children and their families. We aim to be creative, learn, enjoy ourselves, worship, pray and celebrate God’s love together.

Each Messy Church session involves simple craft activities and games all based around a particular Christian theme or story from the Bible. The experience is designed to be relaxed with no pressure to have to do everything. The sessions end with songs, a story and simple prayer, followed by a simple meal.

Messy Church happens bi-monthly, rotating round St Christopher’s, St Paul’s, and Withington Methodist Churches. Our themes have included:
The Good Shepherd,  Seaside Stories, The Christmas Story, Joseph, and God’s Creation.

Our next Messy Churches  will be coming soon.  We will let you know when we have a date.

In October 2017 our theme was sheep.  A big thank you to all who came and helped at St. Christopher’s and to the lovely children and their parents and carers.

 Here’s what we made.

 

We made sheep cakes – delicious!

Rocking Sheep

Fluffy sheep to remind us of Psalm 23

Peek-a-boo sheep to remind us of the story Jesus told about the sheep that got lost

Fingerprint sheep

We even made sheep poo biscuits – yum, yum!

 

 

Here’s what we got up to in October 2016.

We made stars our of thumb prints

We made a lighthouse and  stars out of thumb prints and thought about God remembering all the stars by name and remembering us by name too

 

We clipped candles onto ourselves to remember to shine with God's love.

We clipped candles onto each other to remind ourselves to shine with God’s love.

 

 

 

 

 

 

We made candles out of bananas, strawberries and biscuits!

We made candles out of bananas, strawberries and biscuits!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We made light bulbs and thought about Jesus the Light of the World

We made light bulbs and thought about Jesus the Light of the World

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You can visit the Messy Church website to find out more about this exciting approach to being and doing church.Hands cutting with scissorsChid's Hand Painting

 

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