Messy Church

Our next Messy Church  is on:

Saturday,  28th October 2017,  4pm – 6pm, in the Kirk Centre (on the opposite side of the road from the Kirk).    

Especially for families with children from 0 – 10

 What Liberton’s Messy Church is!

  • A church for young families to enjoy together.
  • A church that takes place once a month on Saturdays, at a time when most families have finished the things they have to do.
  • An opportunity to be part of a church family for people who can’t manage Sundays.
  • A fun time involving creativity, games (and mess!)
  • A worship time including songs, story, prayer, drama and suchlike.
  • A meal together.
  • We’ll keep you up to date with the events and other important details here and on our Facebook page.

At the last Messy Church

In September we had good fun, whether we were making things in the Recreation Hall, building lego in the Foyer or playing in the Small Hall.    Some people made woolly sheep, and some painted sheep on to a big poster for the worship time.   That was when we thought about how we needed to look after our pets, and how many people in Jesus’ time owned sheep.   They needed to be looked after too, and we learned about a shepherd’s job, and how he had a rod or big stick to fight off wild animals, and a staff to reach sheep caught in hedges or sheep which had fallen into a river.   We thought about everything we knew about sheep and especially how they behaved – following the crowd and sometimes not looking or thinking about where they were going.    They could get lost or in trouble quite easily.     We wondered if we were a bit like sheep!

We heard about King David, who lived hundreds of years before Jesus, but who wrote lots of songs which we sing today.   He wrote one about when he was a shepherd boy, thinking that we were like sheep being looked after by God our Shepherd.    This song, called “The Lord’s my Shepherd” is often sung in church, and we sang it a bit later on in Messy Church too.

When Jesus came to earth to show us what God was like, he said that he was the Good Shepherd.     We were all part of his flock, and he knew all our names and called us to follow him.    If we listened to what he said and tried to follow him, we would find that he led us always on the right path, and provided for all our needs.

After singing and praying and celebrating people with September birthdays we had a lovely tea before we went home.

The next Messy Church is on 28th October and we look forward to seeing you then.  No invitation needed, but if you’re a child you’ll need an adult, and if you’re an adult you’ll need a child!



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