On hearing the two words ‘Messy Church’ readers may be wondering what a local church has dreamt up now.
However, Messy Church is a form of ministry to families that was first pioneered
in a parish near Portsmouth in England in 2004 and is now being run by some 2,400 local churches in the UK and around the world – including here in Northern Ireland.
‘Messy Church’ is a family friendly expression of worship through singing, games, crafts and celebration, with refreshments and lunch together to close.
Now ‘Messy Church’ comes to a Lisburn Church.
The first event is to be held in the Hilden Centre, Grand Street (part of Lambeg Parish) on Sunday June 22 at 11am.
‘Messy Church’ is not for children alone – the emphasis is on families.
Consequently we want children to be accompanied by an adult family member or members - and adults should definitely bring a child or children.
This is an ambitious venture and a lot different to anything we have ever done before in the parish so we hope lots of young families will attend.
They promise it will be different, it will be fun and we will all worship God and learn about him in a new way.
There is no charge and the light lunch together will finish by 1pm.