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 which includes a meal.

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

Fruit of the Spirit - Messy Church at BUCDuring 2023, we will be looking at the Fruit of the Spirit, starting with Love, which slots very well into the month of February indeed!

We will have ever-popular rock painting (love hearts, love bugs, etc), Valentine’s Day cards, sports equipment, string painting, and badge-making for the kids at this session.

Messy Church Program 2023

    • February 5 – Love
      4pm Main Oval, Belair National Park
      BYO Picnic Dinner (and chairs, etc)
      Note: No financial contribution this one time.
    • March 5 – Joy
      Hawthorndene Oval (Sausage Sizzle)
    • April 2 – Peace
    • May 7 – Patience
    • June 4 – Kindness
    • July 2 – Generosity
    • August 6 – Faithfulness
    • *September 24 – Gentleness
      *Note: first Sunday in September is Father’s Day, so bumping later in September.
    • October – No Messy Church due to school holidays
    • November 5 – Self-control
    • December 3 – Messy Christmas


If you have any queries please don’t hesitate to contact Bonnie Mills 0405 455 567 or or Jacqui in the BUC office 8278 7699 or