What is Messy Church?
We want to invite people in our area who don’t belong to a church. It is a ministry for families (kids preK – 5th). However, it is also a ministry for people of all ages who don’t like getting up early on Sunday mornings, or don’t like sitting in pews for an hour. Messy Church will be held every third Sunday of each month.
It will begin with a meet and greet. The first hour will be family creative activities based around a story from the Bible. March’s theme will be “love” – God’s love. We will have between 6-8 table of different activities of art/crafts and games.
Then, we will have about 20 minutes of “celebration” (aka worship)., which will be interactive and short. We will sing praises with hand motions and share a short message like that of children’s time. Propel will have a chance to pray and light candles for friends and family who need prayers.
The evening will end with a family-sale meal cooked by volunteers, and are thinking to start with a taco bar. According to Messy Churches, the mealtime is where a lot of faith is shared and life discussed.
KICKOFF SUNDAY: MARCH 18TH – STUDENT CENTER
4:00-5:00 Check in, Meet and Greet, Arts & Crafts
5:20-6:00 Family-style Dinner
Messy Church started in the UK about ten years ago, and many churches in the US have caught onto the concept; the closest being in Marine County.
In order to make the Messy Church happen at LGUMC, we need about 12 volunteers for activities and four volunteer for meal preparation. Please contact kids@LGUMC.org if you would like to join the Messy Church Team.