All children are welcome to connect-explore-experience Sunday worship with their parents, up in the sanctuary at this time.
Sunday School/ Messy Church
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An Easter Messy Church "kit" will be available to families. If you would like to receive a kit simply call, email or message the church & let us know how many children so we can prepare. A date will be announced when these can be safely picked up at the church.
We Are Still Here!
Usually every first Tuesday of the month from Oct-June, Messy Church would take place however, this and other programs have been cancelled because of Covid 19. We are working on ways to bring the awesome news of Jesus and God's love virtually to you and we hope to bring you something engaging and meaningful in the near future.
Stay safe, stay well and stay tuned!
WHAT IS MESSY CHURCH?
Messy Church is for people/families when Sunday worship service is not an option; that have other commitments. It's also for those who are looking for spiritual guidance or would like their children to know more about God and His Son, Jesus, but feel a little overwhelmed in attending a regular Sunday worship service.
The 5 key points of Messy Church are:
- being all-age
- being Christ-centered
Messy Church is a way of being church that is for all ages, on a day other than Sunday. It involves a welcome; a time of getting to know those around you. A story from the bible or season of the church & crafts associated with the message and is wrapped up with song and prayer and everyone sitting down for a meal.
WHERE IS MESSY CHURCH?
Norwich United Church - 80 Main St. W.
Messy Church is held in the Lower Hall of the church, gathering in the parlour first. Enter through the back door off the parking lot of Clyde St. Snacks await everyone in the parlour. Once everyone has gathered, you will be led to the activities in the Lower Hall.
WHEN IS MESSY CHURCH?
Messy Church is held once a month, on the first Tuesday of the month from 4:30 to 6:30 pm during the school year (October to June). We operate solely on donations and those marked will receive an donation receipt at the end of the year. Thank you
WHO CAN GO TO MESSY CHURCH?
Messy Church is about worshiping God, fellowship, and exploring faith matters. Everyone is welcome, everyone can get involved, and everyone is valued. We ARE church - we help families encounter God, teaching the values of Christ. We do expect children under 12 are accompanied by an adult or someone who can be responsible for them.
High school age kids that are looking for volunteer hours can come and pitch in, we can always use extra hands. Just contact the church office to get started!
WHAT IF SOMEONE HAS SPECIAL NEEDS?
As we said before - ALL ARE WELCOME. We will do our best to accommodate any special needs that come to our attention.
Any other concerns, such as use of the elevator, can be addressed ahead of time simply by contacting the church office.
SCAW (Sleeping Children Around the World) & the Gifts with Vision catalogue is on hold due to Covid. for more information you may contact JoEllen or Linda in the church office for more information.
SCAW (Sleeping Children around the World). Each kit provides the necessary to give each child hope and a good night sleep; ground mat, quilt, pillow and case, bed sheets, blanket mosquito net and much more. For only $35 you can give hope to these children. Make a gift in memory, in honour or special occasion. For more info, contact the church.