Messy Church is a worldwide organisation and it focuses on mission to families through hospitality, creativity and celebration.
It began life in Helensburgh in October 2010 and runs on the last Saturday of each month throughout the year other than Dec and Aug. Messy Church in Helensburgh is quite unique in that it is run by an ecumenical group across Helensburgh Parish Church, St Michael’s and the United Reformed Church. It meets alternately in the URC and St Margaret’s in Churchill.
Children attend with an adult who stays with them for the session. Christ-centred teaching is planned around a theme which is developed through a Bible story, games and crafts each month and each session ends with a simple meal to enjoy together.
Around 20 children attend each month with their families, mostly in the under 9 age group. Many of these children are from service families who don’t attend church. This is a very special and vital aspect of our outreach work, reaching not only children but their families too.
It is run entirely by volunteers who offer their time in service and mission. It’s a chance to reach youngsters and families on a regular basis and offer love and support whilst sowing seeds for future growth and maturity in the faith. More helpers are needed though, even just to chat to parents whilst the children are involved in the crafts. Please consider this and speak to Elizabeth 01436 679565, if you feel moved to offer assistance in any way, or indeed to find out more.
|27th Aug 16||URC, West Princes Street||Joseph|
|24th Sept 16||St Margaret’s, Churchill||Joseph|
|29th Oct 16||URC, West Princes Street||Joseph|
|26th Nov 16||St Margaret’s, Churchill||Christmas|
|28th Jan 17||URC, West Princes Street||Feeding 5000|
|25th Feb 17||St Margaret’s, Churchill||Jairus Daughter|
|25th Mar 17||URC, West Princes Street||Easter|
|29th April 17||St Margaret’s, Churchill||Elisha|
|27th May 17||URC, West Princes Street||Hannah|
|24th June 17||St Margaret’s, Churchill||Fayre in the Square|
|26th Aug 17||URC, West Princes Street||Moses|
|30th Sept 17||St Margaret’s, Churchill||Moses|
|28th Oct 17||URC, West Princes Street||Moses|
|25th Nov 17||St Margaret’s, Churchill||Christmas|