Welcome to our Messy Church at Home page

Although sadly we can’t meet for Messy Church at the moment, there are still lots of creative and fun things we can do to help us to learn more about God and to talk to him.

There are some great ideas for you here - and you can still take part in our previous activities by clicking on the links at the bottom of the page.

 

Saturday 17th October is Messy Church at Home Day! 

This month we are thinking about "feeling safe". 

As the days get shorter and the nights get longer, it's great to be able to turn on the lights, close the curtains and snuggle down safely at home.

So this time we're making some things that might help us to feel safe, whether we're a bit scared of the dark, of water, or of creepy-crawlies. We're dressing up our super-hero teddies. We're thinking about people who help us to feel safe. And we're finding out about how Jesus was a super-super-hero when he and his friends got caught in a storm on a lake.

Have fun!

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.......

Armbands

How to do...

Bug catcher

How to do...

Bug house

How to do...

Super-hero Teddy

How to do...

Template teddy

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: If you're not joining us for Zoom tea-and-toast, watch the Celebration on YouTube here (it will be available from 3:15pm on Fri 16th Oct) and then join in with the songs: 

Jesus is greater than the greatest heroes

Lovely Jubbly

from 11:10am: Make your drinks and toast and log in to Zoom tea-and-toast to share what you have made, and join in with the celebration together.  

(The secure link is in the email sent to Messy Church families, or available from the Parish Office  admin@shirleyparish.co.uk  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 😟)

Our next Saturday Messy Church will be on November 21st, either back in Church House or here online. It will be here before we know it......

Please follow us on our Facebook page, @ShirleyParishB90, for updates.

For more information on all things Messy Church, including how to join our mailing list, please contact the Parish Office admin@shirleyparish.co.uk

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