On this page we post details of some of our Messy Church activities so you can see what we get up to.
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For our Christmas Messy Church we looked at one of the greatest miracles of all, the Incarnation – God became Man! As they arrived each person was given a small artificial Christmas tree (which we bought online). At each activity station they made a decoration to go on the tree, each decoration representing an aspect […]
This month we looked at the second of Jesus’ miraculous signs in Cana – the healing of the official’s son (John 4:43-54). This miracle goes together with Jesus changing water into wine from last month and shows that he is the coming Messiah who will conquer death and wipe away every tear. The Old Testament […]
This year in Messy Church we’re looking at the ‘sign’ miracles in John’s Gospel. The first of these is the well-known account of Jesus turning water into wine at a wedding in Cana (John 2:1-11). This miracle shows that Jesus is God’s promised rescuer who has come to bring in God’s eternal kingdom of blessing. […]
This month we looked at Jesus’ parable of the Great Banquet from Luke 14. It’s a wonderful picture of heaven as a great feast and the free welcome to everyone who accepts Jesus’ offer. The parable is also a warning, however, that those who refuse Jesus’ invitation will be shut out from the feast. We […]
This month we did the well-known parable of the Wise and Foolish Builders. (Matthew 7:24-29, Luke 6:46-49). Jesus’ point is that the one who listens to his words and does them will be safe from the judgement to come. Our activities featured house-building, storms and listening. Sand Pictures The children drew a design with PVA glue on […]
This month we heard the Parable of the Workers in the Vineyard (Matthew 20:1-16) and learnt about God’s amazing generosity to everyone who comes to him – however undeserving. Time is a big a factor in the story so we made clocks out of old CDs. We painted them with acrylic paint and decorated them. […]
This month we were teaching the Parable of the Sower (or the Parable of the Soils) from Mark 4:1-20. Jesus teaches that only one response brings life – hearing and accepting God’s word about him. We had at least one activity for each of the four soils. Celebration We learnt ‘The Ballad of Farmer Phil’ by […]
This month our Messy Church was on the parable of the Good Samaritan (Luke 10:25-37). It’s a very famous story which Jesus tells in answer to the question, “What must I do to inherit eternal life?” (Luke 10:25) None of us make the grade (Luke 10:27). We need Jesus, the true Good Samaritan, to come and […]