Once a month, St Martins Lutheran Church has been running things a little differently. Forget rows of chairs and an orderly service, quite frankly it’s a bit of a mess! There are craft tables scattered around the room and they’re covered with paints and colourful origami paper, what’s going on?! Welcome to Messy Church!
Fun. A family event where we all do crafts together for an hour (that means you too parents!) followed by some celebratory singing and instrument bashing, a talk based on a Bible story, and finished off by a sit down meal together. Each month we do a range of crafts and activities like painting, mucking about with water, hammering, or building structures out of cardboard boxes – whatever ties into the monthly theme!
With Family. When we get stuck into the everyday busy-ness of life we don’t always have as much time together as a family. So here is a good way to share happy times that aren’t going to cost you an arm and a leg, eat a meal together without worrying about the washing up, and have a chance to let your hair down and get to know each other in a different way.
In Faith. It’s also an opportunity to be a part of the greater family: God’s family. Messy Church is an international non-denominational Christian organisation, devoted to putting Christ at the centre of loving family relationships, both in the church and at home.
So if you want to see what we do in person, we usually run on the 3rd Sunday of the month (this month it’s the 19th of June), but you can also follow us on our Facebook page to see when we’ve got something on: facebook.com/messychurchgladstone.
Or, you could email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org