Messy Church at home ideas

Ideas for leaders to send to Messy Church families so that they can do their own activities at home.

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Messy Church at home - downloadable sessions

From April 2020, we have been providing a scheduled Messy Church at home session. This is to provide a backstop if you don't have time or the energy to create your own 'at home' resources. The idea is to help you stay in touch with your families while churches are in lockdown, save you time scouring the range of resources across the web and to provide resources that reflect the Messy Church values as far as possible. They will be in a variety of formats but all appropriately worded for households rather than church leaders to use. The following are available:

Messy Church at home ideas from the network

Generous people from all over the network have been sending in their own 'at home' resources. We offer them to you here, but do be aware that these are not 'official' Messy Church BRF resources. 

Messy Church at home - Pentecost

It’s party time, so join in with the celebrations and mark the birthday of the church, ‘Thy Kingdom Come’ and the Messy Church Messtival on 22 May at 3.00 pm on YouTube! Share pictures of your marvellous creations using #messtival21.

Messy Church at home - Easter

In the northern hemisphere, Easter happening in springtime seems like just the right time of year, with signs of new life springing up all around us. This time of year can help direct us to a message of hope that we can find in Jesus within the Easter story. Download the session

Messy Church at home - Mother's Day

The Bible is full of stories about amazing women who listened to God and looked after his children. Sometimes the women did not have their own children, but instead looked after other people’s children. Sometimes they had to wait until they were very old to have their own children. We are going to look at some of those women.  Download the session

Messy Church at home - Be still (Lent)

The 40 days of Lent is the period leading to the joyful celebration of Easter. Let us use this time to reflect, contemplate and pray. Let us stop, and be still. ‘Be still, and know that I am God! I am exalted among the nations,I am exalted in the earth.’Psalm 46:10 Download the session

Messy Church at home - New beginnings

2 Corinthians 5:17 says, ‘If anyone belongs to Christ, then he is made new. The old things have gone; everything is made new!’ (ICB). How often do we feel like we need to press the reset button on our lives or in tricky situations? Things have not worked out the way we hoped, everything is a mess and if only I could go back and start again! In this session, we will be discovering for ourselves that each one of us has an opportunity to start again when it comes to God through his grace, his forgiveness and his love.

Messy Church at home - Messy Christmas

Christmas is such a special time and although things are different this year, we can still gather and celebrate the birth of a very special baby… a baby who changed the world! This Messy Church at home session focuses on the true meaning of Christmas and explores the theme of God’s gift to us in Jesus. Download the session

Messy Church at home - Messy Remembrance

This Messy Remembrance session focuses on thankfulness. Download the session

Messy Church at home - Holy Hallowe'en

If you can’t get out to trick or treat this year, how about having fun as a family or bubble exploring the scariness and safe-home-ness of Psalm 23 – the Lord is my shepherd. Download the session