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Messy Church @ APC

Background
The aims of Messy Church  are as follows: 
  • to provide an opportunity for people of  all ages to worship together
  • to help people of all ages feel they belong to the church and to each other
  • to help people have fun together
  • to give people a chance to express their God-given creativity
  • to invite people in to experience a Chrstian community
  • to introduce people to Jesus through  hospitality, friendship, stories and worship

At APC historically we have met  every 2 or 3 months and our themes have been  either based around a Christian festival like Christmas or Easter, or around a Biblical character or story.  Post-Covid, we are meeting more regularly  on the first Sunday of each month - excluding July and August -  and building up our Messy Church family.   Keep a look out for any new information!!!
 
People of all ages are welcome - to attend or to help - and the aim is to be as inclusive as possible.  Children should come along accompanied by a parent or carer.  This makes Messy Church a unique type of event, a family event, where parents -  and any other adults, family members or not - participate and not just drop their children off!
We meet in the afternoon from 3.30 until 5.00 pm .  Our programme starts with some singing, usually a warm-up, a theme-setting activity and then our teaching for the day. After that, we choose what crafts, games or activities to do until we come back together to remind ourselves of the day's teaching, do more fun singing - usually very loudly! -  and bring the worship to a close.  We always finish with a light fellowship meal for everyone involved - usually one of my favourite bits!
 
Messy Church dates until December 2024
All events are on Sundays from  3:30-5:00 pm unless noted!
  1. February: Caring for our World, Adam 

  2. March: Friendship, David and Jonathan 

  3. April: Esther, Courageous. God's always with us 

  4. May: Pitmeadow Farm outing 

  5. June: Bartimeus, Health and Wellbeing (Euros/Olympics) 

  6. September: Prodigal Child, Loving everybody  (Back to School with God Sunday) 

  7. October: Widow's Mite, Giving (Fundraising) 

  8. November:  Jesus loves everyone (volunteering/helping others) 

  9.  December: Christmas extravaganza! 

For any more information, please contact:

michelle.livingstone@auchterarderparish.org

 




 


 
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