Messy Church

 Messy Church Family Camp!

Sign up deadline: April 15

Join the Messy Church community for a family camp!  There will be fellowship, fun, campfires and the beautiful stars!  Meals are included in the cost, but we ask families to bring snacks to share.  We’ll be in cabins and there is a pool!  Click the map image below to check out Colby Ranch.  Sign up using the form below.


Memorial Day weekend: May 26-28, 2018


$250/family – $100/adult – $50/child – Includes meals. Please bring snacks to share with families.


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.


Fellowship, Fun, Campfires and Stars

Questions?  Ask Rev. Robert English or Tricia Guerrero.

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 What is Messy Church?

Messy Church is a great 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. 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 new church community. Be ready to get messy!   Sign up to receive Messy Church reminder emails. 

Messy Church Dates 2017-2018 – 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

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