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Why Messy Church?

Why ‘Messy’?


because it describes each one of us, as no-one is perfect and each of us lead messy lives for many reasons


implies doing messy craft—While there will be messy activities, these are entirely optional and there will be plenty of things to do that don’t involve getting dirty


because our program, though based on a theme each time, is not watertight. There is room for spontaneity and flexibility and times will be ‘rubbery’

A typical program looks like this:
4.30 pm Chill Time: Registration & welcoming activities
4.45pm Creative Time: Craft, cooking and Games
5.40pm Celebration Time: Together in the church
6.00pm Chewing Time: Eating together
6.30pm Clean –up Time Go Home

We do ask people to consider a donation towards the running costs of Messy Church.
Costs involve staff time, feeding the multitudes and purchase of craft materials for 40 to 60 people each month.

Program Dates for 2017

Special welcoming BBQ Saturday 11th February 4.30 for 5pm

First Saturday of the month during school term time 4.30-6.30pm

Saturday March 4th Lenten Journey wear purple
Saturday April 1st Easter
Saturday May 6th Leadership
Saturday June 3rd Celebrating 40years of the Uniting Church
Saturday August 5th- Rural Ministry, enjoy a campfire
Saturday September 2nd Interfaith month
Saturday November 4th Still the soul
Saturday 2nd December Christmas celebrations