Messy Harvest @ Redgate School!

Team Messy donut bobbingOn Sunday 10th October Messy Church held a Messy Harvest at Redgate Primary School. Everyone was keen to join in the fun, even the Messy Team couldn't resist the donuts!

Once again an enthusiastic team of helpers set up the art and craft stations, made the food, organised the worship and generally perpared for the doors to open. We were thrilled to welcome back some familar faces and some new ones too, all raring to get messy!

Photo of girls playing with bread doughThe theme of the day was Harvest with each activity relating to this in some way. A few of the activities are shown below. They included Bread baking: Man cannot live by bread aloneā€ - food sustains our bodies but we need God to sustain our soul.(Matthew 4 1-11) This was a lovely opportunity to play with bread dough and make it into into different shapes which were then taken home to bake

boy making pasta picture.Pasta Pictures: God gave the earth and everything on it to us. It is our responsibility. What should we do? (Genesis 1:26-27). The children and adults alike used pasta, crayons and felt tips to make pictures illustrating God's wonderful world.

Photo of cress head.Cress Heads: As we sow our seeds what are we hoping for? (Matthew 13:1-23). It's amazing what you can do with a bit of old tight, some soil, a few seeds and some decorative bits. Wait a few days and voila! Mr Cress Head is born!


People making vegetable printsLeaf and veg printing: God created the plants. How rich and varied they are and how lucky we are to have them. (Genesis 1:11-13). This activity involved dipping different shaped vegetables and leaves into paint and using them to print to make a picture. We obviously have some budding artists st Messy Church as the standard of work was superb!

Girls donut bobbing Scavenger Hunt: If we search for God we will find Him (Matthew 7:8) The scavenger hunt was a series of tasks and questions aimed to make you think about where God is in our lives. The Donut bobbing was a giggle and tasty too!Girl looking for clues on the scavenger hunt

boys having a go at mud sculptingMud sculpting; How important is fertile soil? What makes the best soil for growing plants? For growing in faith? (Matthew 13:1-23). Mud glorious mud! This was a firm favorite with the boys and it didn't take long before they got stuck in and got creative. We had mud castles, walls, letters and scarey creatures but most of all we had fun!

The worship
After an hour of activities, we began our time of celebration and worship where we sung and danced helped by the messy team. There was a short talk about the power of faith and then we finished with an action song and sung prayers. By which time we were ready for our hot dog tea followed by delicious cakes!

The talk during Messy worship

Finally we returned to the hall for hot dogs and cakes, chat, birthdays and news. So you see Messy Church at Redgate was a lively. messy and fun way to worship and celebrate God. Join us next time for a Messy Light Night!