Lucy Moore, the inspiration behind Messy Church writes: “ Church gives us the chance to make connections, have doors opened for us and open them for others. Being a disciple and being a church is always about ‘us’ not just ‘me’ and this togetherness is absurd and glorious”.
It’s this sense of wanting to provide a place for people to belong, especially for children, that is one of the drivers for Messy Church. If we have belonged to a church we might take for granted the wonderful sense of belonging that such a community offers.
But how do those unfamiliar with church discover this truth? Messy Church is one pathway. When we come together as Messy Church: new families, helpers and discoverers, we create a new community. We consciously place Jesus at the centre of this community, and in doing so remind ourselves that love, and thus acceptance is foundational to our Messy Church community.
The inaugural Messy Church in Papamoa is Sunday 16 July. 4-6pm. Matariki Messy Church..
Harakeke whetu, sky dough, family of stars, star gazing. Clelbration, activities, free meal.
Come and help build our community of acceptance and love.