“Messy Church” Training Offered

Community UMC in Huntington Beach is excited to offer a National Conference October 21-22, 2017. See the flyer for details and registration information.

What is Messy Church?

Messy Church is missional and designed to reach families who are not “churched” as well as those for whom a Sunday morning does not work. Most Messy Churches gather in a church or hall once a month, most often on a weekday, for example the third Thursday each month from 5:00pm-7:00pm with a Biblical story or concept as the theme. Doors open, there are welcome snacks and refreshments, and folks go straight into about 8-10 activities and crafts relating to the theme for the first hour from 5:00-6:00. This is followed by the Celebration from 6:00-6:20 with prayer, music and story-telling. Around 6:20 a hot supper is served lasting up to dismissal time at about 7:00 when folks depart with a take-home piece to discuss over the next month till meeting again at Messy Church.  Everyone is together throughout the evening – kids don’t go off to do something different – for all aspects of Messy Church. And the Messy Church community grows!

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