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MESSY CHURCH

Tuesday, January 7, 2020   

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:

  • hospitality
  • creativity
  • celebration
  • 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.

Sleeping Children Around the World

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. 

Testimonial

"I like going to church and Sunday School to learn about God, but I don't like to go every week. I like the music. I like when I can help Gramma give out papers and then collect the envelopes. I like going downstairs to do the crafts. I also like when we have lunch after church."