Get Well cardsBird FeedersFoam Cross
Items for hygiene packs
Margaret too busy for Janis
Margaret and Rae tell the story
Neil and Iain on the BBQ
Messy Church 'Great Giveaway' - 24 June
|Report and photos - Jim Paterson|
Our theme in June was taken this story in Mark 10, and Jesus response to the man searching for eternal life.
Crafters working hard on their activitiesAs
Jesus started on his way, a man ran up to him and fell on his knees
before him. “Good teacher,” he asked, “what must I do
to inherit eternal life?” “Why do you call me
good?” Jesus answered. “No one is good—except God
alone. You know the commandments: ‘You shall not murder, you
shall not commit adultery, you shall not steal, you shall not give
false testimony, you shall not defraud, honor your father and
mother.’” “Teacher,” he declared,
“all these I have kept since I was a boy.” Jesus
looked at him and loved him. “One thing you lack,” he said.
“Go, sell everything you have and give to the poor, and you will
have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me.”
this the man’s face fell. He went away sad, because he had great
wealth. Jesus looked around and said to his disciples, “How
hard it is for the rich to enter the kingdom of God!” The
disciples were amazed at his words. But Jesus said again,
“Children, how hard it is to enter the kingdom of God! It
is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for
someone who is rich to enter the kingdom of God.” The
disciples were even more amazed, and said to each other, “Who
then can be saved?” Jesus looked at them and said,
“With man this is impossible, but not with God; all things are
possible with God.”
With the sun shining we took to the
garden for some of our activities, alongside the barbecue which would
be enjoyed later in the afternoon.
Our activities included
Bird Feeder - Using rolls
of cardboard, corn syrup, bird seed and cheerios cereal, attached to
wire hangers, rolling the feeder in syrup and seed. This was an
activity that everyone ended up with sticky fingers. The finished
feeders were hung on a tree in the garden.
We talked about how all of God’s creatures are important and that we can help feed the birds.
Soup in a Jar - From a range of ingredients including parmesan cheese, pasta and lentils, we filled a jar, finishing it off with a
tag, and a sticker on each side, attaching the tag with a piece of cord
or ribbon. To cook simply tip contents into a pan, add water and
simmer for 20 minutes.
talked about how Jesus tells us that we should be generous and give our
possessions away to others. There are many people who do not have lots
to eat in our community and so we are making these soup kits to give to
Foam Cross -
We decorated small crosses, adding a message to our friends and others.
We talk about how we should love God above all our possessions and
The Great giveaway Game - Another one for the
garden. We set out a challenging course for the children to follow
while trying to throw toys into a bucket. Each player had 60
seconds The winner was the person with the most toys into the
bucket in a minute.
We talked about how we can give our toys away to others to play with.
Get Well Cards - We made and decorated cards, choosing a message for the inside
talked about sending a ‘get well’ card to folks we
show we care for them. Again – another way to ‘give’
Hygiene Kits - We
made up ziplock bags on useful toiletries for both boys and girls, with
items like Toothpaste, Toothbrush, Soap, Shampoo, Cream Rinse, 1
We talked about how Jesus tells us
that we should be generous and give our possessions away to others.
There are people who do not have many of the things we do and that we
can help by giving items to a mission for them and to know that we care
about them. These kits will go to the Edinburgh City Mission.
Prayer Tent - Back
in the garden there was still time to sit in the shade of the prayer
tent, where Sheila Anderson was on hand to lead the children in
parayer about what todays activities really meant to us.
Time in the church
was led by Margaret Webster and Rae Hunter, with Janis Hogg,
Eelaine Jacobs and Bill Webster providing supporting roles for the the
that demonstrated how we should make time in our lives to give help to
We finished with a prayer before returning for our BBQ meal with all the families and talking of what we had learned today.
Messy Church is on its summer break, returning will be on Sunday 26th August.
Hope you enjoy your summer holiday break
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No time for Elaine
Time to help Bill
What do I do? asks Margaret
Published - 26 June 2018