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Next Messy Church  12th December at 3.30pm

Why not come and join us at Messy

Church!!! - You will be made

 very welcome.

Hello Everyone,
It's so hard to believe that in four weeks time Christmas will all be over :-(
But before then, there are lots of lovely celebrations to look forward to; one of which is our Christmas Messy Church.  This will take place on Wednesday 12th December from 3.30 to 5.00 in the church hall.
We've a couple of old favourites this time; making Christingle candles with all that entails including walking round the church with them and then all singing 'Away in a Manger'. (Don't worry if you don't know what Christingle candles are - come along and we'll explain).  The other old favourite is for the adults - making table decorations under the expert eye of Rosemary!
For those of you a little younger, Gillian will be making a special Messy Church wreath and she would like lots of help with that.  Our story is about a little mouse who lived in a stable so we'll be making finger puppet mice.  There will also be angels to make and some very messy painting.  As usual there will be something going on in the back room for those of you at senior school.
All this along with food, music, fun, laughter and an opportunity to wear your Christmas jumpers and Santa hats.  
Hope you can all come and join in the fun.
The Messy Church Team 

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Messy Church is a national initiative which comes under the banner of Fresh Expressions of Church. It is used successfully by churches of all denominations to provide an alternative to families who may be unable to ,or who do not wish to, attend church services on a Sunday.   

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Here at Moulsham we tend to hold a Messy Church every 6-8 weeks and they take place in our church hall on a Wednesday afternoon. We begin at 3.30pm and end at 5.00pm. As the children arrive they help themselves from a buffet of food and drink and there is plenty of tea or coffee for the adults (and food too if they so wish!). We then have a short time in the church where the children listen to a Bible story (or watch one on our large screen) and sing a song or two. Then we have a session of crafts, including cookery and sometimes games, for 3/4 of an hour. All of the crafts are themed around the Bible story they have just heard. Adults are encouraged to join in with their children &/or to chat to other parents and the helpers. Afterwards we all meet together in the church for a song and prayer before going home.

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All are welcome. At present the children’s ages range from 2-15 and the adults may be mums, dads, grandmothers (we’ve had no grandfathers yet!), aunts or friends.

Our next Messy Church takes place on Wednesday 12th December from 3-30-5.00 in the church hall.

Future Messy Church dates:

Wednesday 12th December 2018

Wednesday 30th January 2019

Wednesday 13th March 2019

Wednesday 17th April 2019