Messy Church

20 May

Dear Messy Church friends and families
How are you all doing?

If you have walked past the church recently you will have seen the wonderful rainbow sent in by Isaac and Abbie. If anyone else has made a picture which we could display in the church, please let us know.

Tomorrow, Thursday, is Ascension Day.
The day when we think about what happened when Jesus left his friends for the last time.

They’d just been having a meal together, they’d gone out to the Mount of Olives outside Jerusalem and were gathered together, asking Jesus about whether THIS was the time for him be the sort of king they were still expecting him to be, when he gives them a new job and… leaves them.

We think about Jesus going from a very ordinary meal with his disciples to a glorious moment when heaven and earth come close together, as he leaves his friends to go back to be with his Father. We call this day ‘Ascension Day’, as Jesus ‘ascended’ or ‘went up’ in some way – not ‘up’ into outer space but ‘up’ towards God the Father.

To help us all think about Ascension Day in a “Messy Church At Home” kind of way, Messy Church HQ have provided us with some ideas.

Click here https://tinyurl.com/messyascension to find out more.

There is a very exciting looking activity that shows us how to make a cloud in a jam jar !


Messy Church HQ have also planned A Messy Adventure via YouTube for tomorrow:

“Join us on Ascension Day as we set out on the speediest round-the-world trip ever. To celebrate the amazing international Messy Church community and to bring a little joy to the day we’ll be setting sail (virtually), taking off (in our imaginations) and revving our (digital) engines for a whole day of Mess! Join us on the Messy Church YouTube
Channel from 7.00 am all the way to 10.00 pm, where we’ll be journeying
through the Bible with worship, storytelling, prayer, food for thought and
all sorts of Messy fun.”

Click here https://tinyurl.com/messyyoutube to join them at any point throughout the day.

Please contact us if you have any prayer requests or you would like to share some news or pictures with us.

We miss you and would love to hear from you.

And may the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ
And the love of God
And the fellowship of the Holy Spirit
Be with us all now and for ever. Amen


30 April
Dear Messy Church friends and families. How are you all doing?

This Sunday would have been the Sawston Fun Run and the Messy Church team would have been out there cheering many of you on as you made your way around the route; some of you for the first time, some of you in fancy dress and many of you with your friends and families.

Although we can’t get together to run, walk or cheer as part of the Fun Run, we are all still encouraged to go out for some daily exercise, if it is safe to do so. If you are out for a walk on Sunday, maybe you could look for something for each colour of the rainbow? When you find a colour, stop and say thank you to God for something or someone. Keep going until you have found all seven colours.

We would love to see what sort of things you find so, if you can, please take some photos on your walk and send them to messy@sawstonfreechurch.org.uk or to the Sawston Messy Church Facebook page. If we get lots of photos we can create a rainbow collage to share with you in our next email.
Messy Church at Home:
Our suggestion for something for you to watch this week has a bit of a sporty theme:
https://tinyurl.com/messymay2   It is about 17minutes long and includes action songs and a story. We hope you enjoy it.

We also have another Messy Science at Home video for you:
https://tinyurl.com/messymay1

Please contact us if you have any prayer requests or you would like to share some
news with us. We really would love to hear from you.

And may the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ
And the love of God
And the fellowship of the Holy Spirit
Be with us all now and for ever. Amen


Messy Church is part of a world-wide programme that tries to offer a time of Christian celebration and worship that is particularly designed so that children and their families can be together. So much of what happens puts parents in one place and children in another. Messy Church puts them together.

There are songs, and story and crafts and it gets messy, sometimes puppets, always food, and children and their families all enjoy it together while they think about what Jesus said and taught. It’s good fun, it’s messy and it’s church and it is for everyone.

It all happens on the first Sunday of the month at 3pm. Come and join us!

Dates are advertised in Contact, our monthly magazine, in the weekly service notices and in our online diary