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OCTOBER MESSY

In our Harvest Festival service this year we are looking at Food for the Body and Soul, and what we have to be thankful for.  Our Messy Crafts include 3D fruit and a Recipe Card holder.

The Fruit Templates are available to download on these links:

Apples & PearsFig, Watermelon & PeachGrapefruit, Orange and Kiwi


 3D fruitsRecipe Card Holder

 Harvest Challenge

 Click on this link for the instructions to go with our Harvest Messy Crafts.


SEPTEMBER MESSY

Craft ideas 10 commandments

 These are the crafts from our Messy Service craft pack (6th September).  We looked at "God's Rules" and how we gained freedom by following the rules, especially focusing on  "Love your Neighbour as yourself".  Romans 13.9

Click here for the craft pack ideas


 Our August Puppet Service is having a look at CHANGE and the POSITIVE things we can find in change, even if it seems daunting at first.  I hope you enjoy the puppet sketch! (16th August)

Our GOD is a changeless God, who loves us no matter what.  So I've made a new challenge for you to find the positives in change, or maybe change the way you think about things to make them more positive.

 Positivity Challenge Cover PAge

 Click here to download the challenge

 I hope you enjoy the Positivity Challenge - let me know how you get on!


 

 Kindness Cover Sheet

 There will be a few copies of BOTH challenges available at the back of our churches, during the Private Prayer sessions, if you would like a paper copy.  Alternatively you can download the PDF here Kindness Challenge by clicking on the link.

 

 

 I've made a new booklet of activities for young children during lock-down for our Mustard Seeds (and other youngsters!!).  Check it out here

I've now made a follow up - Lock-down 2 which can be downloaded here

AUGUST MESSY SERVICE

In  Trinity 8 - we have the story of Jesus feeding the 5000 as our Gospel reading.

The kindness and generosity and love that we see in this story is the basis for our short talk and craft, along with a "Kindness Challenge" that you can undertake, either on your own, with a friend or as a family.  Click the link above for the challenge.

 Loaves and Fishes basket craft

Click here for the craft instructions

 

JULY MESSY SERVICE

For our Messy Service this Sunday we are looking at Challenge and Truth with the help of a bit of rubbish!  I hope you liked being "back" in West End church during our talk this week.  I have enjoyed being in Bisley, but West End always feel more like home for our Messy Services.

I've used plastic bottles in most of the crafts this month, along with giving you some ideas for bigger projects using other recycling items.  The hope is that these simple crafts will challenge us to reduce the plastic rubbish we throw away, or to at least reuse or recycle some of that waste.

 This is the PDF of all the craft suggestions, plus a few more !  Click here

Messy Biscuit Recipe! click here

 Hedgehog Planter

 Piggy Bank

 

 

 Fox Planter

 All Messy Crafts

 

 

JUNE MESSY Service - Trinity Sunday

 

 All the ideas for Trinity

 I hope our Trinity Sunday ideas will help you think about the wonderful mystery that is 3 person in 1 God.

It is a chance for us to look at what it means to be a Christian, what is at the heart of our belief - God is one God, and God is three persons in an everlasting relationship with one another, a relationship into which we are invited.  God is not one in the same way he is three, or vice-versa.   That’s not confusing right? 

 Using clay to help us exploreThis is air drying clay

 

 

 ribbon

 Lolly stick triangle

 

 

FIMO clay TrinityThis is FIMO clay 

 And I am looking forward to decorating some Trinity biscuits (the Messy biscuit recipe is downloadable from the link below)!

MESSY BISCUIT RECIPE



This Sunday is a 5th Sunday and we were planning some wonderful outdoor church ideas to celebrate Pentecost together.  Sadly we can't do this at present - but the plans for next year will be AWESOME! Instead, I've put together some Pentecost craft ideas - not a flaming headband in sight! - which I hope you will enjoy making.  As always I've included a document with instructions on how to make all the crafts.  There are some kites, which for the pictures I have made using red wool instead of string - I thought it would stand out better, but I wouldn't recommend wool when you are making your kites as it won't be strong enough!

 Download a copy of our Pentecost craft instructions here


This picture shows the prayer dove - it's double sided so when you turn it round it becomes the flames!

 Prayer Doves

 I've also made Kites - 3 different styles

3 Kites for Pentecost

 A flame spinner  with rushing wind noise.Flame  wind spinner

 A picture / collage of the Disciples with flames above their heads

Disciples with flames


- The Lord's my Shepherd

Our Messy Crafts this week link with the Lectionary for the 4th Sunday of Easter and are themed around Psalm 23 - The Lord is my Shepherd.  The Family Worship idea above also follows this theme.  I hope you enjoy making the crafts - please do send me pictures of your creations!  Send to our Children and Families email address (here)

 As always, I've created a document with all the instructions for how to make the crafts.  We made sheep biscuits using the recipe posted during Holy Week (but I've added it below just to make it easier to find!)  Click here for the instructions

 Messy Sheep Biscuits

 

 

 Display box picture

 Shepherd Leading Sheep

 

 

 Sheep laying in grass

 Psalm 23 bracelet

 

 


Spring Messy Craft Ideas



Spring is Awesome!  Every time I look out of the window, or walk through the woods with my dogs, I can see new life.  This new life is something for us to celebrate.  A gift form God, showing us how much he loves us.   I've taken some inspiration from the Psalms for our "Spring Messy Crafts" - I've made some "musical instruments" from fairly basic bits around the house and in my office craft stores so that we can all "make a joyful sound" (Psalm 100) - hopefully you'll find bits to make these too.  In Psalm 148 all things are encouraged to "Praise the name of the Lord", so there is a colouring book for you to complete and join in with these praises.  Please send me some pictures of what you've made.

 These are the instructions for the Spring Messy craft ideas pictured below.

 The colouring book can be downloaded below on 3 pages.

 Tambourine Tambourine

colouring bookColouring book 1

 3 InstrumentsShaker, Maraca,  & Castanet

 Colouring book - Page 1 of 3

Colouring book - Page 2 of 3

Colouring book - Page 3 of 3

 

 

Our Pastoral Team regularly visit the care homes in our villages, but due to the current restrictions they are unable to do so at the moment.  If you would like to send a cheerful message to the staff or residents they would be very gratefully received! (click on the names for a link to their websites)

 Elmfield House

 Kingsbury Court

 Gracewell Home


To make room for our new ideas our Holy Week Services and Crafts now have their own page (Just click on the link at the top of this page or here to revisit the ideas)

Prayer Craft idea :  

 TSP Teaspoons

Wooden Teaspoon a simple way to help us pray saying Thank you, Sorry, Please - Amen!