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Regional Coordinator for Dalarna in Sweden

Posted by Jane Leadbetter on 08 Oct 2019

We welcome Maria Emanuelsson as Messy Church Regional Coordinator for the Dalarna Region of Sweden. 

Regional Coordinator for Adelaide East & North; Eyre Peninsular & Far West

Posted by Jane Leadbetter on 01 Oct 2019

Welcome Melissa Neumann, Messy Church Regional Coordinator for Adelaide East and North, Eyre Peninsular and Far West in South Australia!   Melissa is part of the intergenerational ministry team for Uniting Church SA and is part of the Messy Church team at Dernancourt Uniting Church. Melissa has been supporting and resourcing Messy Churches in her work role since 2011, including hosting two visits by Messy Church founder, Lucy Moore, to Adelaide.

Regional Coordinator for North Sweden

Posted by Jane Leadbetter on 27 Sep 2019

We welcome Mikael Dapefrid as joint Regional Coordinator for the very large region of North Sweden with Marianne Hellgren. Some of you will remember Mikael from the recent Messy Church International Conference. He shared his excellent videos with us and encouraged us to think outside of the box.

Quiet Days at a distance: Creativity in words

Posted by Lucy Moore on 27 Sep 2019

Following on from the most recent blog on creativity and Ephesians 2:10, here are the word-based responses from the morning.

Quiet Days at a distance

Posted by Lucy Moore on 27 Sep 2019

It's a busy time in BRF's Messy Church this year. Correction: it's been a busy time in Messy Church since approximately 2008. And the danger we've always been aware of is that in all the busyness and 'doing', we somehow manage to stop having time for the person behind it all. We stop listening, noticing, being grateful or learning from experience and turn into a machine that churns out product. When we want to be a household the enjoys spending time with the head of the house and becoming more like that head in our attitudes and actions.

God's Word for Messy People

Posted by Lucy Moore on 26 Sep 2019

I wrote this book trying to be as honest and grounded as I could. I expect some people will disapprove of me admitting to sometimes feeling ‘meh’ when Jesus is mentioned. It's not a feeling I’m proud of, but it’s important not to pretend to each other that we all live on some super-spiritual plane where we feel all the ‘right’ feelings. And sometimes I do get a bit fed up with the same concepts, clichés, stories I’ve heard a thousand times.

Regional Coordinator for Pennsylvania USA

Posted by Jane Leadbetter on 19 Sep 2019

Welcome Revd Dr A. Michele Somerville as Regional Coordinator for Pennsylvania USA. Michele has served with the UMC for over 20 years. Her second career as a pastor has brought her much joy and, even when she retired in 2018, she continued to work part-time serving two churches. When first introduced to Messy Church, she began Messy Church East Canton United Methodist in November 2018.

Regional Coordinator for Central Texas and Oklahoma

Posted by Jane Leadbetter on 19 Sep 2019

Welcome Jenna Reinke as new Regional Coordinator for Central Texas and Oklahoma! Jenna joins Kate Cross, Regional Coordinator for Gulf Coast Texas, and between them they endeavour to support this very big state. Jenna coordinates a Messy Church at Crowley United Methodist Church, where she serves as the Youth and Family Ministries Director and has recently started three Fresh Expressions of ministry.

Regional Coordinator for Lancashire West

Posted by Jane Leadbetter on 19 Sep 2019

Welcome Revd Mary Ashton as Regional Coordinator for Lancashire West. Mary has recently moved from East Lancashire, where she was an associate priest in Euxton.

Regional Coordinator for the New Forest, Hampshire

Posted by Jane Leadbetter on 18 Sep 2019

Welcome Viv Binns as Messy Church Regional Coordinator for the New Forest in Hampshire!

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