All children are welcome to connect-explore-experience.

 The Sunday school team is ready to re-connect with children downstairs for Sunday School.  We begin upstairs at 10:30 am.  Children are then invited to go downstairs for their own special Sunday school experience and explore God's love!

It's appreciated that children wear a mask at this time. 

  Messy Christmas!!! 

Monday, December 5. Doors open @ 4:30 p.m. , Lower Hall

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MESSY CHURCH

Every first Monday of the month from Oct-June NUC hosts Messy Church.  We are working on ways to bring the awesome news of Jesus and God's love.  Next Messy Church - Monday, December 5, 2022. 

WHAT IS MESSY CHURCH?

For some people and families, attending a regular worship service is overwhelming or is not an option but feel it important to grow in their faith. For parents, it's to give their children an opportunity to explore and experience God through the teachings of Jesus.

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. Enter through the front doors where a snack awaits as we gather. 

WHEN IS MESSY CHURCH?

Messy Church is held once a month, on the first Monday 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 all special needs that come through our doors.

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. 

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."

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*"I like coming to church. The people are nice and the songs are not hard to follow.  I wish it was longer!"