The Messy church at St. Aidan’s has been running for several years now and the team are delighted that a faithful group of adults and their children come along every month and enjoy being part of their Messy Church Community.
The programme is simple –tea, coffee juice and biscuits for the everyone to begin with and an easy to do craft, colouring or puzzle sheet for the children, another more challenging craft where parents get stuck in and help the kids, a celebration time with songs, a story and a prayer all rounded off by a fantastic sit down meal.
This month at St. Aidan’s Messy Church, the theme was prayer and the bible story was Daniel- the man of prayer who wouldn’t bow down to King Nebuchadnezzar and so got himself thrown into the lion’s den.
The previous month at Messy Church, everyone was asked to write down what they liked about Messy Church so that a Messy church prayer could be created. Alison Shaw the family worker at St. Aidan’s put all the ideas together into a prayer which she printed and backed with card. The children decorated it with their hand prints. Everyone said the prayer together to end the celebration time and took the decorated copy home.
Mealtime is a chance for everyone to chat together and enjoy the food. This month was a choice of chilli or curry with chips and salad and a few extras for the children including pizza slices. The adults all pitch in and tidy away the tables before heading home.
See you all again next month!