On Sunday 1st July we had 13 families, including two new families, and 6 visitors (plus Cogs) from Willunga UC who came to see how we do it as they plan to start their own Messy Church. Activities included a ping pong ball target game, hand print placemats, friendship bands, Pita bread and vegetables hands (held together with cream cheese or hommus), and a lovely ‘Caring for Others’ collage which will be on display on the wall of the chapel behind the children’s area. Children are becoming involved in leading worship by reading or helping with prayer activities and playing musical instruments. One of ‘our boys’, Angus, recently went on tour with the Recorder Consort of SA ( a DECD ensemble), a wonderful experience for him. In all we fed over 60 people and what a mighty job Judy and her team in the kitchen did. Thanks to all who contributed to a very full, active and meaningful time together, including the extra volunteers who came to help out in the absence of several of our regular helpers.
We asked families to bring items for Beacon and we filled several large baskets with their donations. We invited families to join us this week as we took the items to Beacon, so they could see where their donations have gone and learn more about what Beacon does in our community.
We give thanks that Messy Church continues to thrive and ask you to keep us in your prayers as we plan for the August Messy Church on the theme of ‘Love God, love your neighbour’. If you would like to be involved, please talk to Marnie Agnew or Dave Smith.