The now familiar popular messy church was well attended by twenty children of all ages. They made festive items ranging from sewing up Christmas decorations, card baubles, Christmas trees and snowmen faces and Christmas biscuits. Jackie read the stories before the tea. Thank you to all our supporters.
With the mid morning rain the event was transferred to the chapel grounds and in the hall as the playing field was rather wet and slippy. This did not stop a wide range of kids joining us for lots of silly games and events and even a few adults made their mark too. The children played games, like " Port andStarboard" and " Stick in the Mud". The weather cheered up and we went into the garden for cheerful races like the Obstacle Race and Egg and Spoon. Finally we had "Throw the Wellie" which was most amusing. The Bible story was about the feeding of the five thousand and then tea and cakes made a good re-enactment of the story! What a way to start the summer holidays. Our next Messy church will be near to Christmas.
Today our Messy church was about Palm Sunday when the bible tells us Jesus rode into Jerusalem on a donkey. The children were encouraged to create donkeys and also the many other animals that we associate with Easter starting with chicks, ducks and bunnies. Biscuits and cards were made and even Easter bunnies and eggs were painted on faces. Over twenty children attended and were rewarded after their creativity with a short story by our very own Rev Farai and then refreshments before going home.
With a wet afternoon outside the Methodist hall was buzzing with activity. Children, parents and grandparents were busy creating Christmas cards, gift tags, banners amd sweets. In this digital age it was lovely to see the youngsters involved in traditional crafts. We were pleased to welcome some new children and hope they come again. Jacky read the children the Nativity stroy which lies at the heart of our beliefs. We hope out guests enjoyed themselves as much as we enjoyed haveing them. We wish everyone a happy Christmas and peaceful New Year.
If you had ventured into the Chapel today you would have seen a happy hive of nineteen children and their parents as they created bunting, made decorated flip-flops, painted scallop shells, crafted colourful kites and fish. This all celebrated the holidays most of us have been lucky enough to enjoy. When the activities were complete Jacky read them some Bible stories whilst the hall was tidied for the sandwiches and cakes to be eaten.
We hope that our visitors enjoyed the occasion as much as we did. In this digital age it gave us pleasure to see the children using their creative imaginations and having a lot of fun in each others company. Our guests were extremely generous with their donations. We are grateful as the money will go towards craft materials for our Christmas Messy church.
We hope very much that we shall see you then.
Did you manage to get to Messy church in the Methodist hall? If you didn't you missed a treat. Sixteen children, their parents and grandparents created Easter banners, baskets and nests. It was a time of happy creativity. The children then listened to a story about Gus and his clean sheets while their tea was prepared. The sandwiches, cakes and biscuits were eaten with relish. We raised a generous donations for which we are most grateful. The next Messy Church will take place in the late summer and we hope that you will come along and join us then.
What a busy day to start off the Christmas celebrations. You could have made everything from edible festive candles to candle Christmas cards, Santa stocking and star tree decorations. Twenty children joined what was a very busy afternoon which included a story with Rev Andi Smith followed by sandwiches and cakes. What did you miss?
Whitacre Congregation is a vibrant mix of young and old who enjoy meeting for Sunday worship. Do come and join us.