Growing in God’s love
Sharing it with all
I hope the new school term has started without too many problems. I think most are really grateful to be back!
Isn’t Autumn a lovely season? I love the changes in colour in the trees and still can’t resist picking up conkers and acorns – even at my age! Tidying up plants in the garden (not too much!) and filling up bird feeders are such good reminders of the care we need to show for the world around us.
Our Messy Church at home this month is around TREES and how they can help us think about growing faith – you can access all the stories and activities here. I hope you enjoy reading or listening to the Bible stories and doing some of the activities. Please do think about taking a picture of your finished item and share it on the Messy Church Facebook Group.
Although Messy Church is not back ‘face to face’ yet, All Saints’ and other churches in the benefice are open for Sunday worship so please do think about joining us.
Love and Blessings
Don’t forget our FB group where I also try to remember to post things that might be helpful to families. If not a member yet but you are on FB do send me a friend request and I can give you access. Please do post any prayer requests on this group (it is private). You can also pass any prayer requests to me if you don’t want to share more widely or contact Revd. Becky.
One of the lovely things about offering worship and social times on-
about doing so. Please just ask if you need any more info about the technology behind joining Zoom.
Previous month’s resources
So what is Messy Church?
The following is adapted from Lucy Moore’s book “Starting from Messy Church” and we hope it will give you a flavour of this exciting new phase in All Saints’ life.
Messy Church is a form of church for children and adults that involves creativity, celebration and hospitality.
Messy Church meets at a time that suits people who don’t already belong to a church and usually looks
something like this: welcome, craft time, celebration or worship, meal. Most meet monthly (although some are more occasional) and last about 2 hours.
Messy Church is a church for all people at all stages of their faith journey (including way behind the starting line!) and of any age. It’s for families of all sizes and shapes (including families of 1).
Messy Church explores the Bible through activities and story and provides opportunities for people to socialise
and enjoy a meal together.
Messy Church started in 2004 in an Anglican Church in Portsmouth and is now enjoyed in churches all over the UK, Europe and the world! With Messy Church we will be trying to be a worshipping community of all ages, centred on Christ, showing Christian hospitality – giving people a chance to express their creativity, to sit down together to eat a meal and have fun within a church context.
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