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Welcome to our Messy Church at Home page

Although sadly we're not meeting for Messy Church just yet*, 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.

*Though see below.....

 

Saturday 15th May is Messy Church at Home Day!

Goodness - don't the weeks whizz by?

 

This month we are thinking about praying. Praying sounds very complicated, but actually it's just about talking with God. Sometimes that can seem quite hard to do, so all our makes this time are things which can help us to pray.

Give them a try - and see which ones help you.

The resources list is here....

 

   and here's what we're doing....

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Prayer pot

What to do...

Five-word prayer

What to do...

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Prayer flowers

What to do...

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Prayer hand

What to do...

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Prayer places

What to do...

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.  

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from 11am: 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 and songs 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)

If you're not joining us on Zoom, grab your toast and a drink and watch the Celebration on YouTube here, (it will be available from midday on Fri 14th May) and then join in with the songs: 

Prayer is like a telephone

Lovely Jubbly

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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 at Home will be on June 19th and.....

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we're planning for holding Messy Church In Real Life from that date. Obviously it will all depend on us being able to do that safely, and we will be asking families to book if they want to attend. So watch this space!  We're hoping and praying that we will be able to see you then!

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