We held our first Messy Church event on Saturday 26 August and were delighted with the number of children and adults who attended.
Our theme was “Messy Church at the Seaside”, and all activities had a fishy/watery feel. Crafts included fish mosaics, painting sand pictures and turtle making. A frieze was also painted and embellished to form part of the seaside setting prepared for the final session of singing and celebration. Fishy napkins adorned the tables in the café for the refreshments, where everyone tucked into sandwiches, sausage rolls, fruit and juice (tea and coffee for the adults!).
The afternoon was rounded off with singing and story telling in the church. We heard about the wise and foolish men – built houses from shoe boxes – and gave a lusty rendition of “The wise man built his house upon the rock” and “This little light of mine.”
Clicking on the image below will give you an idea of what went on, and hopefully there will be at least as good a turn out next time, probably some time before Christmas. Watch this space for more details.