Messy Church

 What is Messy Church?

Messy Church is an intergenerational worship experience where we learn about God’s love through crafts, activities, story and a shared meal. At Messy Church we grow in our relationship with God and with one another. Children, families, and adults of all ages are welcome to this worship experience as we explore a monthly theme together as one church family. We begin in Simkins Hall for a short introduction to the theme and activities. Then, we gather in the Chapel for music and worship. Lastly, we enjoy a meal together back in Simkins Hall. Invite your friends and family to this new church community! Be ready to get messy!   Sign up to receive Messy Church reminder emails. 

Upcoming Dates – Saturdays 4:30 p.m. – 6 p.m. 

September 9 The story of Abraham and Sarah

October 14 The story of Joseph

November 4 The story of Moses *Date change from 11/11

December 9 Messy Christmas

January 13 Meet-up offsite

February 10 Love God

March 10 Love neighbor, love your world

April 14 Messy Easter

May 26-28 (Memorial Day Weekend) Messy Church Family Camp

June 9 The Holy Spirit

July 14 Remember Me

Messy Camp! Save the Date! 

Messy Church will be going camping for Memorial Day weekend: May 26-28, 2018!

The Place

Colby Ranch is 60-90 minutes from the greater LA area and offers private, secluded retreats for family getaways and retreat groups. Colby is a Camp & Retreat Ministry of the United Methodist Church and has been enjoyed in the past by many families and youth of First UMC Santa Monica including groups led by Rev. Robert English and Tricia Guerrero.


If you think this is something you and your family would be interested in attending please let us know by clicking here. It’s a quick form to fill out and this will greatly help us with the planning.  


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