Monday, July 16, 2012

Messy Church July 12

We had a great, summery, fun Messy Church yesterday. I quite expected we would be thin on the ground - silly me! We were cram packed with families sticking things to other things - and the sun even shone too!

We were particularly thinking of things that we might like to do over the summer (whatever the weather) so we made shoebox sea scenes (see my prototype below - those made at Messy Church were all coloured in, of course). The green glow is simply made by cutting a window out of the back of the shoebox and sticking a sheet of green tissue paper over it.

 O LORD, what a variety of things you have made!
    In wisdom you have made them all.
    The earth is full of your creatures.
Here is the ocean, vast and wide,
    teeming with life of every kind,
    both large and small.
 See the ships sailing along,
    and Leviathan, which you made to play in the sea. (Psalm 104 New Living Translation)

We also made sun pictures, and some very messy, hand painted giant suns to go in church... Perhaps that will encourage the real one to show its face a bit more..

We played some parachute games, and since the weather was in a rare, kind mood, we had our closing worship outside - talking about our hopes for the summer and praying that we would have a happy time, whether it rained or not.

Possibly prayer should always be done lying down...

Then, of course, there was cake... the vital last stage of every Messy Church. Many thanks to all who helped and to all who came.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Messy Church this Sunday (July 15)

There will be a Messy Church session in the church hall this Sunday afternoon from 4 -5.30 pm.
Crafts, games, worship and tea, for all ages.

We're taking a Summer theme for our session this time, so let's hope the weather takes the hint...

All are welcome.