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The Good Samaritan February 17th 2019


We acted out one of Jesus' most famous parables in February, the Good Samaritan and thought about God's command to "love your neighbour as you love yourself".  We made sticking plaster fridge magnets, get well cards, friendship bracelets, decorated gingerbread family members and some of us discussed how the Jewish nation got on with its neighbours.

Next time   The Armour of God on St Patrick's Day, March 17th

Messy Christingle January 20th 2019

We had some fun as God's plan for humankind from the creation of the universe and Jesus coming as a Light for the World enfolded before us. Trees flourished, fish swam, birds swooped, the night sky twinkled and the front few rows got wet as the "flood" was unleashed!  The children brought all the animals to the ark and families made up a large Christingle as we thought about what Jesus had done for us all.  We made some candles - quite tricky! - and own Christingles to "light" as we sang, and then became Christingles ourselves for the prayers.  Some of us discussed the bible readings associated with the symbolism of Christingle. 

A collection at our service and at our Christmas Eve Crib service raised £325 for the Children's Society.

Messy Nativity December 16th 2018


"Round the back!" yelled the innkeeper who got more grumpy as a procession of shepherds, wise men and women, and a host of angels arrived at the Star Inn to visit the baby Jesus. We explored what the gift of Jesus means to all of us,  and were given felt doves for our Christmas trees to remember the peace Jesus brings. We made Jesus in a manger buns and filled plastic baubles with a jelly baby Jesus scene. Peter's group discussed what the Roman Emperors and the Herods were up to at the time of Jesus birth. We sang Happy Birthday to Jesus and demolished the cake and the usual toast!




Messy Church  -  a fun way to worship for all ages - and we are all different!

At St Mary's Acton we welcome newborns to nineties and we try to offer something for everyone.   Faith-based, each month we have a different theme with songs of worship, led by our small band, bible storytelling in drama form acted out by both children and adults, an active prayer time and a choice of craft activities, one of which is always edible. If craft is not your thing there is the option to look at the bible readings and discuss the theme of the day. We end with time together (around 11.15 am) to drink and eat mountains of toast, cake and more!
 
Messy Church is a relaxed and fun place to be at 10am usually the third Sunday of every month. Come and give it a try - you will be made very welcome.
For further info contact Tracey Foster 01270 626802



Messy Church started in an Anglican church near Portsmouth, UK in 2004 and has grown into an international movement operating across a wide range of Christian denominations and traditions. It became part of the Bible Reading Fellowship (BRF) in 2006 with the publication of the first Messy Church book by founder Lucy Moore. Messy Church enables people of all ages to belong to Christ together through their local church. It is a way of being church which is particularly suited to families but welcoming to all. For more information visit messychurch.org.uk

Messy Church St Mary's Acton, Nantwich is affiliated to the international Messy Church movement, whose home is with The Bible Reading Fellowship, a Christian charity based in Oxfordshire, UK. For more information on the work of BRF, visit brf.org.uk
 

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