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Posted by Lucy Moore on 02 Feb 2018 (3 comments)

Someone wrote in recently and asked if there was any particular justification for doing Messy Church in the standard order, and why not start with the Celebration? Here’s what I said, in case it’s helpful. You may have other thoughts to add.

Posted by Jane Leadbetter on 01 Feb 2018 (0 comments)

Well, let's be honest! It is another job to do and we are all busy enough. Is social media even on your Messy Church planning sheet? So why do we consider using social media with our Messy Churches? 

Posted by Lucy Moore on 29 Jan 2018 (0 comments)

With social media both as a marvellous boon and a threat to wellbeing, it’s more important than ever to help people understand themselves as loved and valued just as they are. Have you seen the free Real Me Messy Church session?

Posted by Jane Leadbetter on 26 Jan 2018 (0 comments)

Welcome to Tom Donoghue, who will be praying for and supporting the registered Messy Churches in the North-East London region. Tom is the Family and Children's Work Coordinator at Loughton Methodist Church. We are delighted that Tom has joined the Regional Coordinator network and encourage any unregistered Messy Churches in the North-East London region to register and get linked up to our Messy Church BRF family! 

Posted by Lucy Moore on 26 Jan 2018 (0 comments)

I’m playing with the idea of ‘fun’ again.

Posted by Jane Leadbetter on 08 Jan 2018 (0 comments)

Welcome to Carol Kitchener, who is joining Caroline Clarke, as a Messy Church Regional Coordinator for Rochester. With over 80 registered Messy Churches in their region, we are delighted that Carol and Caroline are working together to offer so much prayer and support.

Posted by Lucy Moore on 05 Jan 2018 (0 comments)

I love the story of Jacob’s dream, the theme for January’s Get Messy! session. I love the way it reminds us that whatever our grandparents, parents or carers believe, God wants to be not just our family’s God but our God too in each new generation.

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Posted by Jane Leadbetter on 04 Jan 2018 (0 comments)

Messy Men meets monthly on a Sunday morning in HM Prison Haverigg, Cumbria. Cumbria Messy Church Regional Coordinator, Syl Hunt, and her team, share their December 2017 session:

Firstly, we thought about Advent and how God wants us to get ready for the birth of his son; to cast aside our worries and our fears; to open our hearts to Jesus and trust him. We had three Messy activities for the men to engage with.

Posted by Jane Leadbetter on 17 Dec 2017 (0 comments)

Welcome to Marty Drake, who joins Leyla Wagner as a Messy Church Regional Coordinator for California, Hawaii and Southwest USA!

Posted by Jane Leadbetter on 15 Dec 2017 (0 comments)

Welcome to Leyla Wagner, new Regional Coordinator for California, Hawaii and Southwest USA! Leyla is joined by Marty Drake as joint Regional Coordinators for this huge region. 

Lucy and Jane met Leyla at the Messy Church International Conference in 2016 and we are delighted to welcome her to the Regional Coordinator network.

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