The Messy blog
Welcome to Jenny Carver, who is our first Messy Church Regional Coordinator in Adelaide, South Australia. Jenny will be praying for and supporting the registered Messy Churches in Adelaide but particularly in the south of the city. It is hoped that a team of Regional Coordinators will be developed.
You can find your Messy Church Regional Coordinator on our Messy Church website.
Round 7: 'Maximising the Mess' - Liturgy and Messy Church
Welcome to Amanda Nicholas, our first Regional Coordinator in Tasmania. Amanda will support the Messy Churches in North Tasmania and looks forward to welcoming new registrations.
Register your Messy Church on our website. It is free and easy to do. The benefits include being linked up to a Regional Coordinator and that families can find out where you are!
Round 5: 'Maximising the Mess' Mondays: How do we finance our Messy Church?
Welcome to Sharon Catchpoole, our new Messy Church Regional Coordinator for Metro-Outer East Melbourne in Victoria, Australia! The growing team of Regional Coordinators in Victoria are keen to pray for and support the Messy Churches in their regions. Sharon has lots of experience as a coordinator at St Hilary's Church.
In the more than seven years of coordinating L19 Messy Church I have never been on the Messy cooks' team. As we have invited our Messy congregation into the church space for each celebration time, I have marvelled at the way the 'fairies' have transformed the Messy activities church hall into a welcoming dining room for us to return to. More often than not those 'fairies' don't get to worship with us, but instead go into extra hospitality mode and prepare our third space of Messy Church at each session.
Round 4: 'Maximising the Mess' Mondays: Why should we register our Messy Church?
When did you last say the Lord's Prayer? It is taught even less these days, even in Uniformed Organisations, schools and church organisations. So is it relevant to our Messy Church families and leaders today?
Round 3: 'Maximising the Mess' Mondays: How do we increase our numbers?
'How can we get more people to come?'
Reflections from a recent Messy Church visit
No doubt it was because I was deep into Lucy's Messy Hospitality as I travelled to a Messy Church recently that I couldn't help experiencing the visit through the lens of how welcoming everything and everybody was. I was pleased to say this Messy Church scored highly!