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 – MESSY EASTER
This month’s Messy Church was an Easter ‘eggsplosion’!
We welcomed over 55 children and 45 adults into church for 2 hours of crafty Easter fun. The team were amazing. Poor Judy looked like she would never cut out bunny ears from icing again, let alone let children loose with strawberry Jam! Roz made some fabulous art using cardboard and green handprints. I don’t think she has quite forgiven me for the volume of green paint everywhere, but the palm leaves that they became looked awesome! We used them on our Palm Sunday walk with Truffles the spotty Donkey! We had Easter scene stickers, Card making, colouring, stone decorating, and some rather beautiful charm bracelets all laid out for the children and their adults to enjoy. As well as cake and biscuit decorating and a multitude of Easter chicks and eggs to decorate the church with, there was also chocolate and cake! Phew.
It was a busy couple of hours, full of fun. The refreshment team worked their socks off, and my awesome tech guys kept everything running smoothly. Simon was back with his ever-popular puppets, and everyone joined in with the Messy church prayers. We were blessed to have some of our youth on hand to help with the crafts. Sarah helped with the cards, Adam, Oliver and Harry with the stickers and Marney and Bethany with the Jelly Bean Prayer. We loved having them there as part of the team, they were a real help! We mastered the art of making palm crosses which the children enjoyed decorating and even had a game of football! Something for everyone.
Thank you so much to everyone who makes Messy Church happen. Keep spreading the word and come along on May 9th after school – 5.30pm … for more FUN!
Kind Regards, and God Bless