It was a delight to welcome eight families to Messy Church on November 9th to learn about ‘Following in Jesus’ footsteps’. With so many people we nearly ran out of fresh fruit salad and toast. But the kitchen team coped wonderfully, and no-one went short.
We had a challenge to build a useable chair out of cardboard boxes, and with the help of one of the parents and lots of parcel tape, a sturdy piece of furniture was produced. There were place mats to colour in and write on it things that we were grateful for. The mats were then laminated to be taken home and used by the artist. Still on a food theme, we had a game of matching different dishes to their country of origin – Bobotie from South Africa was the most challenging… Another activity was colouring a pre-drawn ‘Road to Emmaus’ on a long sheet of paper, then ‘walking’ characters along it with Jesus, (sometimes kicking a table tennis ball along the road.)
The Celebration was led by Geoffrey where we stood on cut-out footprints and though about different ways that we could try to follow in Jesus’ footprint. Geoffrey then led ud, with his guitat, in an active singing of ‘Thank you Lord’.
When it was time to go home, each child was given an Advent Calendar from the Meaningful Chocolate company, which includes a booklet with the Christmas Story. Recipients were reminded that they should not start opening the windows of their calendar until 1st December; three weeks away!
The next Messy Church is at All Saints Church, Kimberley Street, Falmouth at 9.30am on Saturday 14th December. We hope that you can join us.
PS Don’t miss this year’s Live Nativity on the afternoon of Sunday 8th December. See the real Christmas story re-enacted on the streets of Falmouth.