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Emma Coy is Children and Families Minister at Holy Trinity Claygate. She has been on the leadership team of 4 O'Clock Church since its inception and is enthusiastic about finding creative ways for God's people to learn and worship together. She writes about the extra weekly service that has come from their Messy Church ministry.
'In a quiet country corner of this troubled and violent world a young Jewish girl, like the rest of her people, thinks life will be pretty much the same tomorrow as it was yesterday. But God is on the move...'
by Rev. Canon Duke Vipperman
We wanted to put something in the kids empty hands. So we developed the idea of a 'Blessing Box'. We used white Bride's favour boxes often placed at the table setting of guests at a Wedding reception. They are easy enough for most kids to assemble themselves.
Then the box was filled with symbols of each beatitude. Riffing off the reworded Beatitudes found elsewhere on this Messy Church site, we gave the kids these ideas:
1. Good on you who feel empty,
God's home is open to you.