Messy Church

Due to COVID-19, all church activities, events, and group meetings are on hold until further notice.
Click HERE to see what is available to your family during Safer-at-Home living such as Sunday School Zoom hangouts, Online Worship Service, and more!
Stay connected! Sign up here to receive church updates by email, and follow us on Facebook and Instagram.
Sunday Service at 10 a.m. – Watch Online

View on Messy Church Instagram

June 2020
Hello Messy Church families,

In place of gathering, we continue to share this fun and easy resource for doing “Messy Church at Home” with your family.

Our theme for the month of June is based on the story of Pentecost and 1 Corinthians 12:13. The activities, stories, songs and prayer provide you with ways to explore the story of the Holy Spirit coming to be with us and to celebrate the birthday of the Church. I encourage your family to choose a day that works for you to try the activities, read the story and pray together. Let me know how it goes!


Click this image to view MESSY CHURCH AT HOME Newsletter:

Sign up HERE to receive Messy Church updates.

VBS ANNOUNCEMENT: Sadly, VBS will not be held in-person this summer.  However, we are excited to offer you an alternative: VBS at Home!  Click image for details.

What is Messy Church?

View Messy Church photos on Instagram: @messychurchsantamonica 

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.

All ages gather to engage in activities, crafts and games that bring the month’s biblical story to life.
Following the activities and crafts, all ages join in short celebration with an interactive bible story, music and prayer.
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!

Why is it called “Messy Church”?
Lucy Moore, the founder of Messy Church writes that the name was an invitation to “reach families that were on the ‘messy edges’ of church who weren’t ‘tidily’ congregation already. It’s also a church for people whose lives may be messy – perhaps in the past the Church has too often appeared to be saying that we only welcome people whose lives are well-ordered.”
(Lucy Moore, BBC Songs of Praise, 2013)

Messy Church Dates 2019-2020 POSTPONED

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  Messy Baptism*
June 13  Seaside with Jesus
July 11*  Jesus is the True Vine
August   Summer Break Beach Meet-Up

*Revised 02/2020


Save time and fill out the  online registration form.

Sign up to receive monthly Messy Church reminder emails and news.

Follow Messy Church Santa Monica on Facebook.

Follow Messy Church Santa Monica on Instagram

View the flyer with Messy Church dates.