Here are the activities we uploaded for Messy Church at Home on 19th September....

This month we are celebrating Harvest Festival. 

Maybe you have grown some fruit or vegetables in your garden or allotment, but mostly we buy our food from shops or market stalls. It's easy to forget our food originally comes from farms, and that its growth is a gift from God.

So at harvest-time we say thank you to God and thank you to the farmers and food processors and drivers and shop workers who bring the food to us; and we remember and try to help those who don't have enough to eat.

On this page you will find some things to do to help to celebrate Harvest at Messy Church at Home. Have fun!

Harvest Wheel

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Cornflake cakes

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Loaves and fishes

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First up, we suggest you read through this page. This gives you the outline of what you will need, and guides you through running your own Messy Church at Home.

Once again, we've tried to keep it simple, so everything can be made using basics like colours, paper and glue, and stuff from your recycling box. See here for the list.

All the activities, with the instructions and any templates you need, are here.......

Wheat and grapes altar decoration

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Harvest Words Search

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Harvest word search

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Suggested timings:

Before you begin: Find all the resources you need.

10am*: Gather together everyone who is taking part, and say "Welcome to Messy Church" to each other.

10 - 11am: Do your making and activities.  

from 11am: Watch the Celebration on YouTube here (it will be available from 3:15pm on Fri 18th Sept) and then join in with the songs: 

Who put the colours in the rainbow?

Lovely Jubbly

from 11:10am: Make your drinks and toast and log in to Zoom tea-and-toast to share what you have made.  

(The secure link is in the email sent to Messy Church families, or available from the Parish Office  or 0121 745 8896)

11:30am: Say "Thank you for coming to Messy Church" and help to tidy up

(*Of course, you can do all, or some, of Messy Church at whatever time suits you. But sadly that probably mean you won't be able to join in Zoom tea-and-toast 😟)

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