23rd October 2021: 1st Live Messy Church since Covid

Saturday 23rd October 2021: Live Messy Church celebrated 'The Light of the World'

There was great excitement, from both adults and children alike, as the doors opened for the first St. Nicholas Messy Church, since the beginning of Covid. To see the smiling faces, as familiies made their way around the craft tables and games was very rewarding. It was great to see and hear past attendees rekindle the friendships with the Messy Church Team, with many a, "Hello, how are you", and "It's so nice to see you again". 

     

   

It was Revd. Paul's first encounter of our Messy Church sessions, and he soon joined in the fun of the morning, leading the energetic action game before WorshipTime. 

Craft activities of the morning included lanterns, bedroom prayer photo frames, Light of the World crowns, and a pray-dough table. There were games to play, lego to build, bar football to play , giant dominoes, Jenga, and several children enjoyed the colouring sheets. There was a lot to learn about light in the Bible,from the Quiz Sheet                        

              

Clare Cubitt led the singing in Worship time, with the children enjoying her version of 'This Little Light of Mine', as well as joining in our reguar anthem of

'Alleluia, We'll  Praise the Lord', including the demanding actions.

Evelyn Speed led the worship with the aid of 'Super-Hero'  Digger Rabbit, who helped to share the Light of Christ and gave us ideas as to how to help to brighten the world, by  shining brightly ourselves, in our actions towards others.

Following the Messy Grace, it was time to sit on the blankets to enjoy hotdogs, cakes, fruit baskets and drinks. Our thanks go to Tescos, who provided the sausages, and East of England Co-op, who's vouchers bought the ketchup and squash.

Due to the business in December, with the Toy Service , Christingles and School Nativity plays, the next Messy Church will be in the New Year, Covid prmitting.

 

 


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