Every day is a beautiful day if you walk on the sunny side of the street

Every day is a beautiful day if you walk on the sunny side of the street
Summer days will surely return.

Saturday, 23 June 2012

Messy church....

.... went fabulously well - it was noisy and messy and happy and an utterly joyful place to be and in all that hustle & bustle you really felt that God was there with us. It was the most calming atmosphere within  a noisy church hall - a very special time :)

Our theme was the Olympics linked to the Bible verses about how Jesus called his team of disciples together.

Our activities were:

Making an edible Olympic torch
Design a Flag
Make a musical shaker
A pentathlon of outdoor games
Make your own gold medal and write/draw on the back what you are good at
An Olympic collage with all our names on it

We had puppets and songs and a discus prayer (prayer on a paper plate and then thrown a la discus!)

All followed by Messy Grace & a cooked supper

As I was one of the organisers I completely forgot to take photos - but if I get some of the craft makes in church tomorrow - I'll post them!!

Thanks for your good wishes.


  1. Brilliant and fun, Lynn!
    What was the cooked supper? I know I am a curious old Pom Pom.
    I like the discus prayer idea very much!

  2. Hi Pom Pom :)

    Supper was jacket potatoes with salad and a choice of fillings - beans, cheese, coleslaw, tuna mayo and cakes for pudding. Next time our theme is Seaside and supper will be fish fingers and chips (fries) and icecream cones for pudding.


    1. How yummy! I think it's so sweet that Messy Church offers a warm meal along with all the fun!

  3. Sounds like you had a fun time! Occasions like that are so memorable for the children.

  4. Is this a national thing, messy church? A friend of mine was planning one at her church. Yours sounds good but then they do have an expert!

  5. Hi Jill - yes messy church is a national thing - it started a few ago in Portsmouth. L.x.