Alton Webteam: May 2019
Messy Church May 2019
It was a delight to welcome lots of children and their parents to Messy Church in Alton on Saturday May 4th.
The theme was 'David the Shepherd Boy' and after dressing up as a shepherd, complete with headdress, crook and sling we sat and listened to a video cartoon story of young David's exploits looking after his sheep and defending them against attack from wild animals.
The varied crafts gave opportunity for the children and parents to make sheep decorated cakes with icing and marshmallows, clay models of shepherds, painting a pastoral scene and creating a beaded ring of Psalm 23. As well as making shepherds they also created bears, lion masks and eagles as wild animals that would have endangered the sheep. Wooden harps were made and decorated as was a crook with the text of Psalm 23 on it.
I don't think Jewish shepherds would have enjoyed hot dogs and bacon butties but the parents and children at Messy Church certainly did — there were none left anyway!
Messy Church will return in the autumn with a new programme of events and we look forward to having a great time once more. Thank you to all who helped, prepared crafts and cleaned up afterwards!
The next Messy Church is on Sat. Sept 7th 9.30-11am
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