Messy Church

Sorry we've been away for a while! Sadly, Messy Church in person is still postponed due to Coronavirus but...

Messy Church at Home for November

(Remembering)

We've been working on some resources for you to do at home!

Watch: Intro Video by Fr Chris*

Watch: Story video by Fr Chris & Fr Nick

Watch: Video by Gemma about how God remembers us

Watch: In Flanders Fields poem

*Fr Chris mentions our annual 'Toys on the Table' collection. We'll be looking at ways to support this charity again and how to do our usual collection of toys. For now, please start thinking about what you could donate. Please note that donations must be new and unwrapped.

 

Crafts

Poppy Template: Poppy to colour in at home and display in your window for Remembrance Sunday (8th November) and Remembrance Day (11th November)

'How to' instructions: Wooden Spoon Poppy

'How to' instructions: Prayer Wreath

'How to' instructions: Salt dough candle

Remembering someone who's died: perhaps you might like to draw a picture of that person. Or write or draw something that you remember and treasure about that person.

 

Prayers

Try out your crafts!

And the ideas below (which are good for day to day prayers too):

Try to be quiet and still for at least one minute. (You can do it! Ask someone to time you if you need to)

In your head tell God some of the things you've been thinking about.

Maybe something or someone:

*you're worried about. 

*you're excited about. 

*you know who needs help.

*God can help you to help with?

 

Finish by trying The Lord's Prayer with some actions: https://youtu.be/tOugEQpcc_k

Finish off with the Allelu song (complete with funky beat!) https://youtu.be/wTDd8BEPP7o

Maybe see if the grown ups at home have got something for tea?! (Don't forget the Grace song... 'de ne ne ne (*click click*)...')

You can send us some pictures of what you've been working on via the Facebook page: 'The Wigston Benefice' or to revchrisjohnson.wbs@gmail.com

 

Here's what we usually get up to:

Messy Church is a monthly session aimed at families who want to learn about God through activities such as crafts, games and singing. It's aimed mainly at babies and children under eleven years old, but older siblings/cousins/friends are welcome too. All children must be accompanied by a responsible adult (e.g. mum, dad, grandparent, carer)

Whilst the hall is being tidied up, we do go into church as well before headig back for dinner!

Each session is built around a different Bible story - previous sessions include Who is Jesus?PrayerNoah's ArkCreationEaster

The sessions are free to everyone - why not come and find out more about Jesus together?