The new blue banner was flying from the veranda at ATK telling everyone Messy Church was starting last Sunday and we had 10 different stations relating to the story for all ages. Cath Barnard rediscovered a love of threading beads as she added the different colours to a bracelet in order to tell the story of John the Baptist, the Bairstows brought their pet stick insects from home, we learnt a couple of new songs courtesy of the band, and we ate a shared tea on the veranda. During our worship time, we told the story of John from his remarkable birth through to his rather grim end.
Everyone who came this time were church families – some came to help and some to attend but all participated in some way. Our next one is Messy Easter which just has to involve some sort of Easter hunt so the leadership team will be thinking of ways to incorporate the story.
Messy church is an easy service to attend for anyone – why don’t you invite someone you know? We begin at 4pm with an hour on the different stations, half an hour of worship time, and half an hour for dinner.