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Grief and gratitude

Posted by Lucy Moore on 12 Nov 2020

On 11 November 2020, Roberta Egli from Messy Church USA gave the Facebook Live on 'Grief and gratitude'. You can see the actual video here and Roberta's notes are below. Why Grief AND gratitude? Grief is not a linear process- but it is a process. Here are the stages of grief, as laid out by David Kessler:

God of the unexpected: reflections from a Messy Church quiet morning

Posted by Martyn Payne on 11 Nov 2020

Elijah faces lockdown 2 A small group of Messy Church leaders from the Silver Team met online this week for a quiet morning focusing on the story of Elijah from 1 Kings 19.

Messy Alongsiding

Posted by Lucy Moore on 27 Oct 2020

The new support teams for Messy Churches (starting in November 2020) means that we will shortly have a team of ‘Alongsiders’ to offer your Messy Church a listening ear, informal coach or critical friend. One of the new team, Helen Laird, explains why she thinks 'alongsiding' is so important:

Be intergenerationally encouraged!

Posted by Lucy Moore on 19 Oct 2020

A lovely story of hope today from Alison on the Silver team:

Locked up!

Posted by Lucy Moore on 07 Oct 2020

A God who shakes things up

Seven Sacred Spaces

Posted by Lucy Moore on 01 Oct 2020

Our Messy Godfather, George Lings, was in cracking conversation with Tim Lea and Lizzie Lowrie from Fresh Expressions on Facebook about his new book Seven Sacred Spaces: Portals to deeper community life in Christ (BRF, 2020). Well worth a listen, but prepare to be challenged!

New Regional Coordinators in Denmark

Posted by Jane Leadbetter on 28 Sep 2020

We welcome Birthe Mikkelsen and Michael Norgaard, who join the growing number of Regional Coordinators in Denmark. Birthe has just started working with the Indre Mission and will be Coordinator in the north part of Jutland. Michael, married to Ida and father to three children, will be Coordinator in the East Denmark.

Returning to face-to-face Messy Church

Posted by Lucy Moore on 08 Sep 2020

Your breath is bated, your pulse is pounding, your palms sweaty as you perch on the edge of your chair, shaking with anticipation to know the answer: did it work? Yes, in the footsteps of other Messy Churches who’ve been much quicker off the mark, my own Messy Church in a Hampshire village has tried out the suggestion for meeting again in a Covid-secure way.

Returning to face-to-face Messy Church

Posted by Lucy Moore on 08 Sep 2020

Your breath is bated, your pulse is pounding, your palms sweaty as you perch on the edge of your chair, shaking with anticipation to know the answer: did it work? Yes, in the footsteps of other Messy Churches who’ve been much quicker off the mark, my own Messy Church in a Hampshire village has tried out the suggestion for meeting again in a Covid-secure way.

Messy Jane on Facebook Live! 12 August - Embracing Change

Posted by Jane Leadbetter on 12 Aug 2020

Jane Leadbetter, Messy Church BRF team member, led the Messy Facebook Live! On Wednesday 12 August. Jane says:

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