St. Patrick’s Ballymena hosted an Advent themed Messy Church and in true Messy Church style everyone took part in lots of advent related crafts and activities including an angel dice game, making Christmas tree decorations, Advent play dough mats, bible verse paper chains and much more.
During the celebration they took a closer look at the events leading up to Jesus birth. Together they learnt of Mary’s journey to Bethlehem and they also explored the tradition of lighting the Advent wreath and what each of the candles signify.
Then they rounded off the morning with hotdogs, tea & coffee, biscuits, shortbread and mince pies. The parish would like to give their thanks to everyone for coming along to join in the fun and worship and to Lucy, Alan and their team of helpers for organizing everything so well.