On this page we post details of some of our Messy Church activities so you can see what we get up to.
We also thought it might provide ideas for other Messy Churches. If you do find this page useful please let us know. It will encourage us to keep it up to date!
This year we’re looking at Jesus’ teaching about the Kingdom of Heaven from Matthew’s Gospel, so we’re covering the Parable of the Sower again (Matthew 13:1–23). The parable teaches about different responses to the message about Jesus. One, and only one, response produces something better than we could ever imagine – receiving and and understanding […]
At Messy Church this year we’re looking at some of Jesus’ teaching about The Kingdom of Heaven, recorded in Matthew’s Gospel. This month we began with Matthew 4:17–25. Jesus bursts onto the scene announcing, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is near.” The calling of the fishermen shows us what repentance looks like (v18–22). The […]
At Messy Church this month we looked at Jesus’ appearance to Thomas and what it means to have faith in Jesus (John 20:24–31). Our crafts and activities were related to many of Jesus’ resurrection appearances. Fruity Fish Jesus appeared to his disciples and gave them a miraculous catch of fish. The children made fruit fish […]
This month at Messy Church we looked at the account of Jesus raising Lazarus from the dead (John 11). This sign validates Jesus’ claim in verse 25: “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die; and whoever lives by believing in me will never die.” […]
At our Easter Messy Church we covered the greatest sign of all in John’s Gospel – Jesus’ resurrection. As the children arrived they made an Easter basket from a paper bowl. They stuck pictures and words around it to tell the Easter story. They filled the basket with shredded paper and six plastic eggs. All […]
This month at Messy Church we heard about Jesus walking on the water, from John 6:16–24. The miracle shows Jesus’ power to save from death, and the judgement which is coming at the last day. We focussed on John 6:40, “Everyone who looks to the Son and believes in him shall have eternal life, and […]
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 […]
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