Alford Community Church
Photogallery of Messy Church 2014-2015
Messy Church will run on the second Saturday of every month.
Times are 10:30am to 12:30pm. It will be at the ACCess Centre, 47 West Street, Alford, Lincs. LN13 9EZ.
Donations towards running costs will be gratefully received. You can donate at Messy Church or online here.
For those that want them, aprons will be available.
Note that children MUST be accompanied by a parent / guardian / responsible adult at all times.
Click here for the poster.
What Messy Church is and isn't
Messy Church is:
- Messy Church is a form of church for children and adults together that involves creativity, celebration and hospitality.
- It's primarily for people who don't already belong to another form of church.
- It meets at a time (and sometimes in a place) that suits people who don't already belong to church.
- It typically includes a welcome, a long creative time to explore the biblical theme through getting messy; a short celebration time involving story, prayer, song, games and similar; and a sit-down meal together at tables. All elements are for, and should include, people of all ages, adults and children.
- It's all-age and fun.
- It's a church for people at all stages of their faith journey and of any age.
- It models and promotes good ways of growing as a family: a nuclear family, an extended family, and a global and local church family.
- Its aim is to introduce Jesus, to give an opportunity to encounter him and to grow closer to him.
- Messy Church was originally designed by The Bible Reading Fellowship.
Messy Church isn't...
- ... just for children - No, Messy Church needs to be constantly creative in its thinking about how to involve very different people: young and old, families and single people, male and female, academic and practical, poor and rich.
- ... a club - It welcomes everyone, involves everyone, values everyone, is always there for the outsider. It's a church.
- ... just for families - All are welcome: single, widowed, childless, divorced. Church is inclusive, not exclusive.
- ... set in stone - We're learning all the time.
For more information contact the Church Office.