Messy Church June
We had a great time at Messy Church on Saturday 25th June. We explored the church through the past present and future.
We looked at the verses in Corinthians where the church is described as the body of Christ. We thought about what different parts there are to play in the church and how each of us is able to do different things and when we come together to make a whole it makes something beautiful. We looked at how the Holy Sprit breathes life into the church, the different shapes and sizes of churches and what things are important. We also thought bout what church means to each if us.
The crèche was transformed into a T.A.R.D.I.S. so we could explore the church through time. In the Past section there was a display on how the church started and progressed through the centuries. There were also some great photos of the Ipswich Road congregation along with a year by year timeline of important events in the life of the church. In the present section there were posters about what happens at our church in the present, and a question that asked ‘Why do you come to church?’ which people responded to I a variety of ways. In the Future section we asked the questions ‘What do you want church to look like in the future’ and to bring together all we had learnt and created we had a time at the end of remembering Jesus and talked about how that is what brings us all together, no matter how church has changed and will change.
We then enjoyed a BBQ and a great time of fellowship and the children enjoyed some extra playing time in the T.A.R.D.I.S. after dinner.