Messy Church

Messy Church

Messy Church is a new way of being church and is found across the world.
It is for people of all ages and is based on welcome and hospitality which is why we at Emmanuel eat breakfast together when we meet on Sunday mornings. Other Messy Churches may meet during the week and have a lunch, tea or evening meal together.
Our Messy church usually meet on the first Sunday of each month from 10:00 am till 12:00 noon with breakfast.


Christmas is coming

This month we celebrated the advent of Christmas and made decorations that will be hung on the Christmas tree in the church to be handed out on Christmas day.  We put together sweet boxes to go to the food bank.  And of course we told the nativity story we some willing volunteers.

Fruits of the Spirit

Today we did the second half of the  Fruits of the Spirit. We talked about  Daniel in the Lions den and how faithful he was.  We practised self-control by not popping bubbles and heard  how David had self-control in not killing Saul when he had the chance.  We made fruit trifles with lots of goodness … Continue reading Fruits of the Spirit

October

This morning one of our Messy Church members was baptised. After breakfast we went into the church to witness the event then went back into the hall to continue activities about what baptism means. … Continue reading October

September

Our theme was the fruits of the Spirit. We heard stories demonstrating love, joy, peace and patience. We then had fun making the following. We will look at more fruits in November. … Continue reading September

July

This month we met at Sparrow’s Den, Corkscrew Hill.  The weather remained fine allowing us to enjoy a picnic breakfast together.  We played some parachute games and then heard about Jesus teaching the people before crossing the lake for some rest and relaxation with his disciples.  Further games  followed including stomp rockets and football. … Continue reading July

May 2017

This week we continued our story of Moses after the Israelites left Egypt and travelled towards the Promised Land. We decorated tins to collect manna and quail, made tents, mini ark of the covenant models and pictures of the 10 commandments. … Continue reading May 2017

March

The theme for today was choices. We found out about Moses and the choices he made in Egypt. He had to be brave and talk to Pharoah. Pharoah did not listen so there were 10 plagues. … Continue reading March

Christmas past and present

We had a fun morning preparing for Christmas. The hall was divided into two with one half set 2000 years ago. Here we made sheep and cows and had a simple breakfast of dried fruit and bread. We talked about the nativity. In the other half we talked about present day Christmas. We made Christmas … Continue reading Christmas past and present