Friday 23rd March 2018
Our theme for Messy Church in March was Easter – we met a week earlier than normal because of the school holidays and we had a really good turnout of families joining us to celebrate the most important Christian event of the year.
Rev Katharine led our worship time, telling the Easter story with the help of a series of plastic eggs. Each egg contained a tiny symbol relating to the Easter story and helped the children to understand exactly what had happened to Jesus in the days leading up to the sadness of his crucifixion and the joy of his Resurrection. She also talked about and explained the emblems that we had collected so far on the Church’s large Easter cross.
After our worship time we joined together for a delicious tea of sausages, mash and baked beans with Hot Cross buns and Easter biscuits to follow. Thank you to Marion and our kitchen ladies for cooking this tasty food for us!
Once everyone was full up all the children went back into church for their Easter egg hunt – finding lots of chocolate eggs of all shapes and sizes which had been hidden by Ken and Steve. When all of them had been found that could be found they were put into a large basket and shared out fairly at the end of our evening. Next up came our craft time. Julie was supervising making the larger Easter Garden displayed in the Church foyer – it was lovely and we hope you all enjoyed seeing it in the following weeks. The children also made their own smaller individual Easter gardens to take home with them. Lynne’s table got very messy indeed making chocolate cornflake nests with mini eggs. Karen’s table were making Easter chick baskets – also with mini eggs! Becky showed the children how to make a cross shape on a piece of card with masking tape, then paint over the whole page, when it was dry they peeled the masking tape off leaving a simple white cross in the centre. Rev Katharine and her table made a mini version of the plastic Easter story eggs containing a small metal cross, some sweets and a Christian Easter message. We also had an unsupervised table with wordsearches, puzzles and an Easter story booklet for the children to make up.
Although we were 3 leaders down because of illness and holidays we still managed to do lots of crafts and all the children took home full carrier bags of crafts and goodies to remind them of their Messy time.
The next Messy Church will be on Friday 27th April when our theme will be New Life and Healing. We always welcome new faces - as well as our regular families – for a time of Fun, Food and Fellowship together – come and join us if you are able!
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