Messy Church meets on the first Sunday of the month at 4.30 – 6.30pm for an hour of fun craft activities followed by about 15 minutes of stories and songs. We end the evening by eating a light meal together. Messy Church is especially aimed at primary school aged children and their families but all are welcome.
For more information call the church office on 8362 3771.
What is Messy Church?
Messy Church is church for families who may not find other forms of church appealing and who don’t yet belong to a church. We hold Spicer Messy Church on the first Sunday of the month, from 4.30-6.30pm and it includes hands-on creative experiences, a celebration and a meal. It does not prioritise either the needs of children or adults but intentionally welcomes and provides for all ages.
Messy Church started in 2004 in the UK and has grown and spread all around the world and to many denominations as part of the Fresh Expressions movement. In Australia there have been Messy Churches since 2010 and many churches have been blessed through seeing Messy Church as a form of mission to whole families, not just children.
While each Messy Church is unique, there are underpinning values that are shared so if anyone attends another Messy Church community they should feel quite comfortable. It is Christ-centred church, not a kids’ club or Bible study. There is a strong emphasis on hospitality with great conversations as well as a sit-down meal for all. The celebration is an invitation to worship through song, prayers and story. Creativity in many forms is encouraged, nurtured and explored by people of all ages, together.
The people who coordinate and attend Messy Church become a congregation of that church in their own right, not a stepping stone to the existing (usually Sunday morning) congregation. It can be easy to get preoccupied with getting our message across to people, or organising children into games and activities, but Messy Church tries to focus on people as they are and form relationships with whole families, no strings attached. God is doing some amazing things through Messy Church – not just with the new people who come, but re-vitalising the faith of many of the leaders and blessing whole congregations with new vision.
Is there someone you know who might like to join us at Messy Church?
The Spicer Church community is also invited to pray for the Messy Church part of our family as we prepare and present God’s good news.
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