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MESSY CHURCH

Hi all

So welcome to a New Year, and a New Lockdown …..and to new ways of doing things that we may not like very much!


Our January ‘Messy Church at Home’ is all about new beginnings and points us at the positive, affirming side of all things new.

You can find Bible readings, activities and some prayer ideas to help us explore what the Bible says about becoming ‘new’ here .

Please dip into these and pick the parts that most appeal or seem relevant to you. You can find a bare tree for the fingerprint tree attached.  


I hope both young and older minds enjoy pondering ‘new beginnings’ and big and little hands enjoy making. Please do take photos of any of your completed activities and post here or email to me - whatever you prefer.

Stay safe everyone!

 

Love and Blessings

Ali x


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-line using Zoom is that a number of families across the whole Benefice of Sawtry, Glatton and Holme with Conington are joining in so please don’t feel shy

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.  

2021 January newsletter