7th June 4 pm - 6pm
Messy Church in Penrhyn Bay is about having time together to have fun, explore faith, worship God and have a meal. Messy Church Penrhyn Bay welcomes everyone, aims to involve everyone, and values everyone. It is called Messy Church because you get Messy! People arrive and have a choice of craft activities which feed into the theme of the service. Following an hour of crafts and other activities then there is the celebration. Then there is food! There is a cheap and cheerful meal for everyone to enjoy time together before leaving
Messy Church is especially designed to reach out to families including those for whom Sunday morning worship is difficult due to family circumstances.
- It is an all-age church where everyone is valued equally.
- It provides an informal environment for all-ages to explore and experience faith and worship through crafts, food and celebration.
- It describes each and every one of us as no one is perfect and each of us lead messy lives for many reasons.
- It invites us to come together, making things together, eating together and celebrating God together. All children must be accompanied by an adult.
The Messy Churches in Penrhyn Bay are being held on the first Thursday of every month - except August - from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Please come along and join in.
April 2012 Messy Church
On April 5th the theme was, of course, Easter. We had eight crafts in the Junior Church back hall, each focussing on a particular part of the Easter story from Palm Sunday, through the Last Supper, Garden of Gethsemene, Good Friday and Easter Sunday.
It was lovely to see the youngsters painting, colouring, sticking, decorating cakes etc. Each table had a printed card with the narrative and a colourful picture of that section of the Easter story prominently displayed.
After just over an hour, we made our way into the church for the story/ service/ song time. All the children made a joyful noise in the songs with the instruments from Junior Church! It was lovely! Rev Dowber involved the children and gave an excellent talk about the crosses of the Union Jack linking in to the crosses of Calvary in the Easter message.
Finally we all thoroughly enjoyed the most wonderful buffet tea-party. Our kitchen team had been very busy through the afternoon and produced a wonderful spread. Thank you to all who gave time and food.