At 11.30am on Sunday August the 31st families started arriving for our new venture, Messy Church. They were greeted by Ann and Ceril at the Church door and the children were soon busily having a go at the many different craft activities that had been organised and set up by Rachel, Sue and Janet. Several of our regular congregation were helping out with the activities and chatting to the parents. Boats, kites and stained ‘glass’ windows were made and there was colouring and, something I remember enjoying as a child, magic painting!
Many of the adults and some of the older children had a go on the bell-ringing model.
There was then a short service at which Rachel told the story of the ‘Wise Man and the Foolish Man’ and we all sang the song, with actions. We also sang a simple Grace.
We then went outside and enjoyed some lovely barbequed sausages, burgers and chicken, with salad and rolls, followed by cakes and biscuits.
We hope that the families appreciated the event, which they seemed to enjoy, and will be keen to come along and join us again.
Thank you to everyone who helped from…
Sue Baker & Janet Reeve, the JC Club Leaders.