Kingsfold Methodist Church

Messy Church.
Friday 22nd February 2019
The theme in February was about Gideon

As half term fell on our Messy Church evening in February it was a much quieter affair than recent months but we still had a very full evening of fun and laughter together. Our story was about Gideon and began with all the Israelite people including Gideon in hiding from the Midianites who were their enemies.  They shouted out to God for help and God heard them.   Our worship time mirrored this situation only we used a parachute – in church!  We all stood in a big circle holding on to the parachute handles and tossed it up in the air (still holding on to it!), tucked it under our bottoms and sat inside it.  This was our hiding place, safe inside and the kids and mums and dads loved it!

Karen told us that God had big plans for Gideon.  He had chosen Gideon to be the man to lead the Israelites and to defend themselves against their enemies.  Gideon was not brave, not strong or mighty yet with God’s help he became a changed man – with God on his side he realised that he could do anything!

Marion, Eileen and Vicky had made us beef burgers, pizza, hot dogs and chips for tea followed by sponge pudding and custard which everyone made short work of!

Next up came the crafts and games.  Lynne’s corner were playing a game of Shake it Off involving an empty tissue box, ping pong balls and an elastic belt – want to know more?  You’ll need to ask her!  Becky’s corner were challenged to build a Lego model of an altar – easy?  Not when you’re blindfold it isn’t!

Julie’s table were decorating biscuits with all manner of goodies to represent an altar.  Nicky’s table covered a large canvas with newspaper headlines of conflict, sealed with Modge Podge and then added the words ‘Peace, do not be afraid’.  This will be hung in the creche area when it’s dry – check it out.  Karen’s table was making a big mess with wet tissue paper, masking tape and card – but they ended up with very attractive multi coloured pictures!

We had also nine people shaped cards which the children had to hunt for and copy down all nine words to rearrange into a phrase from our bible story.

A hectic, very messy evening which everyone enjoyed and we are already looking forward to our next Messy on Friday 29th March 6 – 8pm.  Be great to see new faces – why not give us a go?!
Karen Rufus

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