Messy Church

Sadly, Messy Church in person is still postponed due to Coronavirus but...

Messy Church at Home for August 

(The Transfiguration of Jesus)

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

Watch: Intro Video by Fr Chris

Watch: Story video

Crafts

'How to' instructions: Transfiguration baking

'How to' instructions: Transfiguration model

This one isn't to do with the Transfiguration, but Saturday 15th August is a day when we remember the Blessed Virgin Mary (Jesus' mum), so here's a craft to honour her. 'How to' instructions: Mother Mary picture

And here's a slightly different take on a hymn to the Blessed Virgin Mary... Sister Act 'Salve Regina'

 

 

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?