What have we been doing?
Messy Church @ Norton have been busy over the past few sessions.
This Easter has fallen before we meet at Messy Church but that does not deterred us! we are in fact Easter People and so, that means Easter is 24/7 365! We looked at Peace, Love and New Life! activities were butterflies made out of hearts, heart collage with many different hearts with love & peace stickers, planted cress seeds, made a crane picture and origami cranes. We had a food craft which took on the theme with different cut out shapes of sandwiches and lovely sweet to go along with it also we made crosses with butterfly, Jesus and God stickers. of course we never do without the collages which bring the them together! All great fun looking at what Easter is really about and while the chocolate eggs are nice – Jesus is AWESOME! 🙂
February 2013 we turned Two!! Which was brilliant! we looked the Moses. made frogs, plague cakes, snakes, water play, flies, parting of the Red Sea and made collages to bring the theme together! It was great that the whole of Messy Church parted the ?Red Sea in the Church! using people as water and the Hebrews followed Moses and the army of the pharaoh was swallowed up by the sea! Great Fun! Pictures of some of the day to follow soon!
We learned about David and Goliath in February, Jesus being the Good Shepherd in April, the parable of the Prodigal Son in June, and during the summer in August we looked at the Good Samaritan and the feeding of the five thousand.
We looked at videos, created many crafts and activities, not just for the children but for the whole family. Messy church @ Norton tries to be holistic in its approach and looks after the whole family. Our last summer session we had 50 people of all ages join us and it was a delight to see everyone have fun and get to know God and Jesus better. We look forward to many more sessions together.
S0, watch this space……….
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