Messy Church

Hello Messy Church families! We miss each of you and we are praying for your family. Please let us know how we can support and pray for you. In place of gathering in person, we hold Messy Church on Zoom. See details below for how to participate.  Email Tricia Guerrero if you have any questions or just want to say “Hi!”.

It’s been a wonderful season of growing in God’s love with our Messy Church community, even on Zoom. We give thanks that we have been able to gather in this way since December. For May Messy Church, we celebrated Pentecost with “A Birthday Party for the Church!” through songs, games, stories and more! For the summer we will be taking a break and looking to resume Messy Church in September.


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What is Messy Church?

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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.

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)