Why are we doing this?
What to expect: Expect mess. Expect noise. Expect
learning. Expect fun. Expect God to show you
something new. Isaiah 43:19 says, “Look! I’m doing
a new thing; now it sprouts up; don’t you recognize
it?...” Messy Church takes us out of our routines.
By changing how we do church, by allowing
something new into our worship, we create space
for God to do something new. Messy Church takes
the biblical theme of the day out of our cerebral
knowledge and places in our experience, in our crafts, in our conversations and in our celebration. In each aspect of Messy Church we will build relationships and in doing so, show who God is in our words and actions.
Messy Church is extreme welcome. While working on crafts, we will be talking with fellow church family members, meeting new visitors and developing relationships. By worshipping in a different way, we welcome all to learn something new. By sharing in Fellowship hour we evoke Christ and build relationships according to example set for us in the gospels. Messy Church will be on the 5th Sundays of the coming months and will be open to the community. It is our hope that by changing what it is to be the church, FCCLG will be reaching out and touching the lives of the members of our community.
2023 Messy Church Dates!
What to expect!
Craft/Game time: We will begin our time together doing crafts and games in the Founder’s Room. Each game and craft will pertain to our theme for the morning. There will be multiple tables set up with crafts and games for everyone to enjoy! So explore and pick a few activities to join! Remember this will be messy so makes sure to wear something that you do no mind getting dirty!
Celebration: We will move into the sanctuary to for the Celebration! During this time we will worship with music and hear the bible story told in a vibrant and enthusiastic way that allows members of all ages to see the story through new eyes.
Fellowship hour: Time and time again we see Jesus sharing a meal with his disciples in the bible. Messy Church follows this example. We will be mimicking this in our own church family. “The meal feeds body and soul as the congregation sits around tables…together in a non-verbal expression of the feast of the kingdom of heaven, where all are accepted and everyone belongs without a need to earn their place…” (Messy Church, 20). Everyone is welcomed at this table, everyone is invited to join in our communion.