Crowns, jewels and ice cream at Norfolk church
2012: Crowns, jewels and lots of ice cream were part of the first Messy Church event at the Evangelical Chapel in Great Moulton, South Norfolk, on Sunday July 1.
The theme for the service was the Queen’s Jubilee and the children, and their parents and grandparents, got suitably messy making crowns, place mats and decorating a robe. There was paint and jewels and glitter everywhere and a great time was had by all.
Pastor John Graver and his wife Wendy gave a Bible talk to the children accompanied by praise songs with music and then a celebration tea was served, which ended with cakes and jelly and ice cream.
Church deacon, Steven Halstead, said: “It was so good to see children in the building again and we pray that this ministry will be blessed and bear fruit, not only for the children but for the adults who bring them along.
“This initiative is just part of an ongoing outreach programme which Great Moulton Chapel and its members have embarked upon. The aim is to reach those people in the village that are not church goers or have lapsed and to quote from the ‘HOPE’ initiative, ‘Showing God’s Love in Word and Deed’. To this end we have already this year put on a quiz night, a murder mystery and a BBQ.
“These have been well attended and well received, and we give praise to the Lord and seek his continued presence and guidance for the future. We are prepared for the fact that this initiative is a marathon not a sprint and we are in it for the long haul,” said Steven. “Please pray for the Chapel that we will see people turn to the Lord and return to his church.”
It is planned to hold Messy Church on a monthly basis from 3-5pm in the Chapel. More details from Steven at firstname.lastname@example.org
or on 01379 674341.