Who is it for? The answer is everyone! Young and old alike enjoy Messy Church. Principally aimed at families to bring their children along to so that they can share the activities, teaching, singing and dining together in an easy-going environment. So, if you enjoy creative activities and lively worship then come along and join our family and share the experience with us.
Never been before? Give it a go! Not been for a while? Try us again! Regular? Why not bring some friends!
Messy Church meets half-termly at Warnham CofE Primary School between 3.15 p.m. and 5.30 p.m.
For more information contact Elaine Lambie (01403 242004) or Lisa Funnell (01403 242551)
Messy Church in October
Over 100 joined us for our Messy Party on Friday! There was fun, food and plenty of laughter as we thought about what it means to be invited to a special party and what we miss if we are too busy to go.
We heard the story that Jesus told about a wealthy man who decided to throw a great banquet, only for his invited guests not to turn up. They had reasonable excuses but the host is unperturbed. He calls in whoever is available – there’s food to be eaten, wine to be drunk and entertainment to be enjoyed! The party’s going ahead!
Hospitality is one of the great gifts of the Christian faith. In our story, despite all the efforts the host has made, when the RSVPs come back they’re filled with excuses for people’s lack of attendance, but Jesus says the party is going ahead, no matter what people say in response to his invitation. In this picture of the kingdom of God, we are reminded that it’s not just the obvious people who are invited to participate but the poor, the sick and the sinners too. EVERYONE is invited!
Are we prepared to receive anyone who wants to join the party? Are we joining in fully? Or are we too busy?
Our crafts included making VIP invitations, party hats, messy plate collages, happy fruit faces, playdough prayers showing God’s love sheltering those we love, and lava lamps to remind us that Jesus is the light of the world. We also had an obstacle race, and some foot pampering to help us relax to get ready to listen to God’s word.
A delicious sit-down tea followed craft time – a big ‘thank you’ to everyone who made sandwiches, sausage rolls and cakes.