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Get Messy! September - December 2016

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Get Messy! is a four-monthly subscription resource for Messy Church leaders. Each issue contains four session outlines (one per month), including planning sheets and take-home handouts, together with information on the latest resources and events. It also seeks to encourage and refresh Messy Church leaders by providing monthly Bible studies, a column on taking time to recharge, and a problem page. Other features include a youth column, a day in the life of a Regional Coordinator and stories from Messy Churches around the world.

You can subscribe to Get Messy! on BRFonline, where you can also find out about subscribing as a group and view available back issues.

In this issue

  • The ten lepers
  • Salt and light
  • Trusting God
  • Special message

In detail

We're going to have fun with these four sessions!

September is a time for saying thank you. In some parts of the world it's harvest season, which might tie in nicely. And for everyone the story of Jesus and the ten people with leprosy is a reminder that a sense of gratitude not only makes God happy but also blesses us and makes us happy.

October follows the theme of Jesus describing his followers as salt and light, a theme which many churches pick up around the Halloween festivities - a challenge to be different and distinctive.

We often have a more reflective session in November, following on from Remembrance Sunday, and this year we are enjoying Psalm 23, with its wonderful journey from the sheepfold through the dark valley to safe arrival home to the feast at the King’s table.

December... um... no idea which key Christian festival to celebrate then. But seriously, partly as many Messy Churches happen well before 25 December, we've chosen to concentrate on the angel coming to Mary - so a good Advent-themed, preparation-focused sort of session - as well as thinking about the message of Christmas itself.

Have a great Messy time.

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