Messy Church

Our next Messy Church  is on:

Saturday,  24th February 2018, 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

Messy Christmas at the end of January was good fun.    In the crafts there were lots of things going on – stone decorating, some very exciting painting, bead bracelets and necklaces, and some interesting things to do with marshmallows!   In the small hall people were busy trying to get cardboard angels to run up and down a long ladder – this was for the worship time because the theme for the afternoon was Jacob’s Dream.

In the worship time, after a couple of songs including a favourite one “My lighthouse” we heard what Jacob’s Dream was all about, and we watched him setting out on his way to his uncle’s house to escape the anger of his older brother.   Jacob had cheated his brother out of his inheritance by pretending to his father that he was his brother – his old father could hardly see and had been deceived.    No wonder his brother was angry!    Jacob stopped for the night at a place called Luz and used a rock for a pillow as he settled down for the night.    But while he was sleeping he had an amazing dream.    He saw a stairway going up from earth to heaven, and there were angels climbing up and coming down.   (This was the ladder made earlier!)    Then he heard the voice of God speaking to him.   God told him that he would give him the land he was lying on, and that he would have many descendants.    Jacob remembered that God had made the same promise to his grandfather Abraham and his father Isaac, and so Jacob knew that God was willing to forgive him for cheating his brother.   God told him he would be with him and would watch over him, and would bring him back to this land.   When Jacob woke up he thought that this was a very special place – a holy place where he had met God.   He decided to stand his rock pillow up and make a pillar so that everybody would know this was God’s house, and he re-named the place Bethel.   He decided that if God was going to be with him and take care of him, then God would be his Lord and God, and he would try to do his will.       Then he continued on his journey, and we know from the Bible that God did indeed bless him with many descendants and took care of him all his life.

After the worship we had a lovely tea with pizza and salad and delicious cakes.

We’re looking forward to February now – Saturday 24th is our next date, 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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