In an effort to help control the spread of the COVID-19 Virus, as of now (19th March 2020) and, until further notice, all BUC Family Ministry activities – Roundabout Playgroup, Messy Church and Mainly Music – are suspended.

Please check back here as these Program Organisers will be working to develop creative ways to ‘stay connected’.

Messy Church at Blackwood Uniting Church, South Australia

What is Messy Church?

An alternative family-oriented church!


Messy Church is a time for families to connect with each other and with God in a relaxed atmosphere. It is an alternative, family-oriented church that aims to make fun and doing the centre of worship.

When: First Sundays of each month, 4–6 pm (except in school holidays)
Where: Here at Blackwood Uniting Church
Cost: $10 donation per family, includes a simple meal.*

*We suggest a donation of $10 per family for the meal and to cover costs, but if that’s a problem, don’t let that stop you coming. We’d rather have you there than not.

Messy Church Program 2020

Theme: Stories of children and God

  • February 2nd: Miriam and Moses
  • March 1st: A boy shares his lunch
  • April 12th: Easter Sunday [NB: NOT 5th]
    School Holidays 10th – 26th April
  • May 3rd: Samuel hears God
  • June 14th: David is chosen
    [NB:  NOT 7th – long weekend]
  • July: No Messy Church
    School Holidays (4th – 19th July)
  • August 2nd: National Aboriginal and Islander Children’s Day
  • September 13th: (Father’s Day Sept 6th):
    A sick girl is healed
  • October: No Messy Church
    School Holidays (26th Sep – 11th Oct)
  • November 1st: A servant girl offers advice
  • December 6th: Messy Christmas


If you have any queries please don’t hesitate to contact Marnie or Jacqui in the BUC office