What does fellowship mean to you?
This is what we explored at this months Messy Church.
We decorated crosses with jigsaw pieces to help us remember that Jesus holds us together in fellowship. On the jigsaw pieces we wrote words to do with fellowship like sharing, kindness, respect, friendship and belonging.
We made a disciple-ship to go with the story we heard and to remind us that Jesus had fellowship with the disciples. We made pictures of ourselves to go in the ship. Its on display in the coffee bar if you would like to see it.
There was a challenge to work together to make a tower. The challenge was that you had to use an elastic band between two people to move the cups. We thought about how we can work together to achieve something.
As part of fellowship is friendship we made friendship bracelets to remind us of other people.
Our food activity this month was crispy cakes with lots of different treats added, there were marshmallows, cherries and chocolate chips to remind us that we are all different but can come together to make something great.
We also decorated a box which will become our Messy church prayer box. It will be there every month that people can add their prayers to and then we can pray for them as a group as part of fellowship is praying for each other.
We started the celebration this time by celebrating October birthdays and will continue to celebrate birthdays as they come along. We then sang together and talked about the activities we had done. Our story this month started with when Jesus called the disciples, and then we looked at some of the things they did together. We thought about how Jesus had fellowship with the disciples and we have fellowship with each other. We then prayed for the prayers in our prayer box.
This was all followed by a lovely meal prepared by Bridget and served by Joe and Anna. Thanks to everyone who contributed to the afternoon. It is lovey to see the fellowship we have at Messy Church.