Messy Church at home ideas

Ideas for leaders to send to Messy Church families so that they can do their own activities at home

Messy Church at home - The Last Supper

Michelle Brown and Reuben Addis have shared this last supper Messy Church at home session from their Portobello and Joppa Messy Church in Edinburgh.  Michelle writes:

Sharing good news - fun family prayer time (making more disciples)

Say you’re going to be a little part of (name your church) church at home today. Light a candle and pray: With the light of this candle, we remember the light of God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit. God, you are here with us now and also with our friends and family in their homes today. Especially we remember that you are also with… (invite everyone to remember people from church, school, extended family, neighbourhood) Thank you, Jesus, Light for the world. Amen

Worship - fun family prayer time

1. Say you’re going to be a little part of (name your church) church at home today. 2. Light a candle and pray: With the light of this candle, we remember the light of God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit. God, you are here with us now and also with our friends and family in their homes today. Especially we remember that you are also with… (invite everyone to remember people from church, school, extended family, neighbourhood) Thank you, Jesus, light for the world. Amen

Gladness - fun family prayer time

Say you’re going to be a little part of (name your church) church at home today. Before you begin, can everyone go and find something they can share with everyone else here today. It could be something to eat, a favourite story, a YouTube clip, a meme, a joke (if you must). You’ve got one minute to bring it back here… Light a candle and pray: With the light of this candle, we remember the light of God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit. God, you are here with us now and also with our friends and family in their homes today.

Eating together - fun family prayer time

Say you’re going to be a little part of (name your church) church at home today. Light a candle and pray: With the light of this candle, we remember the light of God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit. God, you are here with us now and also with our friends and family in their homes today. Especially we remember that you are also with…. (invite everyone to remember people from church, school, extended family, neighbourhood) Thank you, Jesus, light for the world. Amen

Serving - fun family prayer time

You might want to collect a few bits and bobs before you start: a candle and matches as usual, a towel, some containers like old ice-cream tubs, paper, a snack, a pen and bridge-building equipment as below. Say you’re going to be a little part of (name your church) church at home today. Light a candle and pray: With the light of this candle, we remember the light of God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit. God, you are here with us now and also with our friends and family in their homes today.

Sharing - fun family prayer time

Say you’re going to be a little part of (name your church) church at home today. Before you begin, can everyone go and find something they can share with everyone else here today. It could be something to eat, a favourite story, a YouTube clip, a meme, a joke (if you must). You’ve got 1 minute to bring it back here… Light a candle and pray: With the light of this candle, we remember the light of God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit. God, you are here with us now and also with our friends and family in their homes today.

Prayer - fun family prayer time

Here's a simple way of worshipping at home on your own or with your family. This one explores the holy habit of prayer. Say you’re going to be a little part of (name your church) church at home today. Light a candle and pray: With the light of this candle, we remember the light of God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit. God, you are here with us now and also with our friends and family in their homes today.

Breaking Bread - fun family prayer time

When we can't get to church, here's a suggestion for a short, fun time with God around your table at home. You can adapt it to use on your own by leaving out the Kim's Game and just having a piece of bread as a focus point during the reading. Breaking Bread 1. Say: We're going to be a little part of (name your church) church at home today. 2. Light a candle and pray:

Messy Church Does Science: Take-home ideas

Can't get enough of Messy Church Does Science? There are loads of experiments and other activities you can do at home to continue exploring the ideas in our other resources.