Messy Light Night at Ravenmeol's Community Centre

Photo of boys launching their rockets made at Messy ChurchMessy Church enjoyed a Light Night on the 7th November. The theme this time was 'Jesus - The light in our lives.' With the clocks having gone back an hour for the winter all our activities took place indoors, but that didn't stop us from having great fun launching rockets across the room!

The Activities
Photo of people making stain glass windowsMaking Stained Glass Windows:
"But whoever lives by the truth comes into the light, so that it may be seen plainly that what he has done has been done through God." John 3:20-22
Lots of glue, black card and coloured cellophane were used to make beautiful stained glass windows.

Little girl with her mum decorating an advent calendar Decorating Advent Calendars:
When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, "I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life." John 8:11-13. With Advent fast approaching this was a lovely opportunity to decorate an advent calendar.This little princess certainly enjoyed decorating her advent calendar with her mum..

Photo of boy and his dad playing conkersConkers:
Playing the traditional game of conkers was used to illustrate the story of David and Goliath (1 Samuel) This was a firm favorite with the lads and dads with lots of friendly banter over whose conker was the best!

smiley biscuit

Happy Faces Biscuits :
God knows each one of us and wants us to be happy psalm 139. Always a popular activity, everyone enjoyed making smiley faces and then eating. There were lots of happy faces here - yummy!

Smiley girl with her smiley biscuit

Messy team member with his Advent candleAdvent Candles :
Waiting for Jesus;" The light of the world." John 9. 4-6. This was quite a tricky activity but the children and adults rose to the challenge and made some beautiful advent candles. Messy Church's Andy made a particularly lovely one.

Bible Table:
Many different types of Bibles; traditional, comic strip, youth and story bible. This was a great opportunity to have a look at lots of different types of bibles and colour in some bible story sheets too.

Prayer Catcher:
God always hears our prayers Matthew 21 v 18-22. This was a paper craft activity used to help us pray for different things.

girl launching her rocketMaking Rockets:
"Let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven". Matthew 5:15-17. These easy to make rockets were brilliant for young and old a like - everyone became a child when they launched their creation!

worship with candles and prayers The worship
After an hour of activities, we began our time of celebration and worship by learning a new action song with the help of the messy team. This was followed by a short talk about Jesus being the light in our lives and we finished by lighting a candle and praying for someone we care about.

After the worship, as a special treat, we tucked in to Dominoes pizza followed by an assortment of delicious cakes! During the supper we were able to chat and build relationships again with those returning and to enjoy meeting the new people we had.