Kingsfold Methodist Church

Messy Church.
'Safe & Sound`
Friday 28th September 2018

Messy Church began again in September after our summer break in August.  We had a special visitor, Nicky Gleeson, our new Youth and Family worker who had come to introduce herself to the Messy families and stayed to help for the whole evening.   Our theme this month was ‘Safe and Sound’ - during our worship time Karen told the story of the Lost Sheep.  It’s the parable that Jesus told about the shepherd who had 100 sheep and one day discovered he was one sheep short!  One of his sheep had gone missing!  He loved his sheep so much that he dropped everything to go and find the one who had wandered off and got lost.  We heard that Jesus is just like the shepherd in the story and we are like the sheep.  Sometimes we wander off, do our own thing and get completely off track but because Jesus loves us so much, he is always there looking out for us, always ready to forgive us and welcome us back.


After our worship, it was tea time - Marion and the ladies in the kitchen had prepared a little feast for us of burgers, sausages, pizza and chips followed by cake and chocolate biscuits – delicious!


Next up was our craft time and this month we had five to try our hand at – Julie was supervising making Marshmallow sheep buns, Mark’s table were creating sheep from screwed up newspaper covered in glue with cotton wool wrapped around, matchstick legs and cute black faces – very messy!  Lynne and Nicky were helping the children to make a Good Shepherd and sheep collage, which is hanging in the back of church – take a look, it’s awesome!  Becky showed the children how to make fingerprint sheep pictures and Karen’s table were making sheep masks complete with cotton wool heads.

Once everyone had completed all the crafts Julie organised some hectic games to round the evening off and tire the children out before they went home clutching their brown bags full of the goodies they had made during the evening.


Our next Messy Church event is our Light Party on Friday 26th October from 6-8pm.  A Light Party is the Christian’s alternative to Hallowe’en when we celebrate Jesus’ light in our lives and our world.  We invite you to come and join in this fun evening, be great to see new faces.

Karen Rufus

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