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December Messy Church

A monthly opportunity for families to be together in worship without the worry of being too silly or “messy” because, let’s face it, life can be messy! 

At Messy Church, we grow in our relationship with God and with one another through crafts, activities, music, and stories of God’s love. December’s Theme: “Messy Advent.” Advent is a special time of year, yet also very busy, as we get ready for Christmas. Jesus is at the heart of it all and so we set aside time at Messy Church this month to prepare ourselves to make room for the baby Jesus to be born into our hearts this Christmas.
Saturday, December 14, 4:30 – 6 p.m. Simkins Hall/ Chapel

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What is Messy Church?

At Messy Church, we grow in our relationship with God and with one another through crafts, activities, music, and stories of God’s love. Then, together we enjoy a shared meal. Children and adults of all ages are welcome so invite the grandparents, your neighbors and school friends to this church community. Be ready to get messy!   

God’s love in an accessible way. At Messy Church today’s busy families of all shapes and sizes are invited into a welcoming space to experience faith. Messy Church meets once a month. Everyone is welcomed as they are. Whether you are single or partnered, young or old, tidy or messy, have questions or doubts, are filled with joy or struggling with life, you will be welcomed at Messy Church.

MESSY CHURCH IS FUN
All ages gather to engage in activities, crafts and games that bring the month’s biblical story to life.
MESSY CHURCH IS FAITH
Following the activities and crafts, all ages join in short celebration with an interactive bible story, music and prayer.
MESSY CHURCH IS FOOD
Each Messy Church concludes with a meal. Sitting at a table with new and old friends, sharing the stories of our real and messy lives!


Messy Church Dates 2019-2020 – Saturdays 4:30 p.m. – 6 p.m. 

September 14  A Home for All
October 12  Esther’s Bravery
November 16  Money Matters
December 14  Messy Advent
January 11 Park Meet-up offsite
February 8  Bible Roads
March 14  Messy Lent
April 5  Palm Sunday Activities (Note the date change)
May 9  Healthy Body, Healthy Soul
June 13  Seaside with Jesus
July & August   Summer Break


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Read the Messy Church article in the August 2018 Sentinel by Tricia Guerrero, Pastoral Associate for Family Ministries