Rachael led Messy Church today and after Audrey had played a hymn we player charades to find words found in the Bible.
After each word had been guessed there was the reading where it had been taken from and then while we had refreshments we went on to play more games.
We finished with the Grace and our next meeting will be on 25th September. Happy Holidays!
Today’s “Messy” started with John telling us the Bible Story and then it being acted out with Ellie playing the wounded man and Andrew the Good Samaritan. Rachael talked to us about the reasons we are often unwilling to help a stranger and how we can change that. With our refreshments being served, we made wooden heart hanging decorations. Ellie sang ‘Lean on me’ and the congregation joined in with the chorus. It was fabulous! We finished with our prayers and The Grace led by Jean.
We started today with a hymn, ‘ We Love the Place, O God’ and we sang one verse at a time while we visited each part of the church mentioned.
Lesley explained how each was used and it’s significance and then we had our biscuits, cakes and drinks while we made bunting to decorate the church for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.
Today we discussed creation and heard a story from Liz all about the order God created the whole universe and all that lives in it. We then had a treasure hunt in the church grounds to find a list of items before we used self hardening putty to make bowls, animals, pictures and anything else we could think of. We had our refreshments and finished with prayers and The Grace.
John led our service where we heard about Moses being saved by his mother.
Then we watched a film showing us how he was placed in a basket on the River Nile and was rescued by the Pharaoh’s daughter and then given back to his own mother to bring up. He went on to be adopted as a son of the princess and a prince of Egypt before becoming the leader of the Israelites.
As it was such a lovely day we went outside to decorate painted stones, have our refreshments of scones and jam and distribute a bucket of daffodils to all the Mums.
Well done Rachael for a lovely service in the sunshine.
It was good to see lots of children again at the ‘Pizza and Play’ that became ‘Hot Dogs and Play’ this month.
A new addition to the games was a football table and it proved to be a great success in constant use from the word go to packing up.
We had some new people join us which was great, so watch this space as the day may become every month instead of bi-monthly.
The theme today was ‘Hope’ which was very apt when we linked the subject to prayers for the Ukraine and for all those suffering illness or bereavement everywhere. After our first hymn we decorated plant pots, before going outside to fill them with compost and then plant them up with ‘little seeds of hope’ which were dwarf sunflowers. We watched the parable of the sower and had our refreshments before getting the instruments out to play along to 2 songs about hope and faith in God. We hope to see everyone again at noon on Saturday when we are holding another Pizza and Play day.
Our Next Games and Pizza session will be on Saturday March 5th 2022 from Midday ’till 3pm.
Games for all ages will be a selection from old favourites like Dominoes, Scrabble, Jenga, Chess, Carpet Snakes & Ladders, Table Football and Twister etc and also modern games like Block, Shapes, Magic cards, Slow Chase, Junior Monopoly and many more.
Loads of Pizza, Crisps, Fruit pies & custard etc will be on offer, with drinks of all kinds.
All things considered it will again will be a great fun session to be had by all (even the oldies!)
Here are some pics of our previous event.
We had a fun time today making our Christingles after our service at Messy Church today. We heard about how they came about and the significance of Candle mass from Rachael and John and there was a quiz which was hard to guess some of the answers. When they were all made, we lit the candles on top and we also sang Happy Birthday to Ryan, whose birthday it was yesterday. Our collection of £90 is being sent to help with the work of the Children’s Society.
Messy Nativity – 19th Dec. 2021.
We had a good turn out today for our Messy Nativity Service, but due to the new Covid precautions, this year, everyone stayed at their tables to make nativity scene baubles for their Christmas tree at home or canvas pictures to hang up.
We had carols to sing with cartoons to watch and our drinks and snacks were served to us at our tables.
There were mince pies, stollen, Christmas cake, chocolate rolls, biscuits, cheese straws and packets of crisps, wow!
Merry Christmas everyone and thanks to Rachael and Liz who organised this.
Hope to see you at the film show on the 28th and in the New Year for Christingle making on the 23rd January.