Messy Church at Home
'Shine like a Star!'
Saturday 14th November 2020
Time: Whenever you like!
Venue: At your house
Welcome toMessy Church at Home. This session is designed to help all ages understand that in order to show the light of Jesus, we need to live lives that will please him. This session is a great opportunity to encourage each other to shine for Jesus wherever we are, whether at school, at work, in the sporting club or at home.
As we discover that we are all stars for Jesus, we are learning that we are not alone and that Jesus is there to help us. It can also give us confidence, particularly if we feel that we are not very important, because Jesus has given us this special responsibility. Everything we do is to bring glory to God.
How to Use this Page
Remember, Messy Church is for ALL AGES so do the activities together as a family and get involved in exploring the theme by discussing the ‘Talk About’ points.
Click on the videos to watch the craft demonstrations and the celebration message and songs.
We would love for you to send in photos of you taking part in this Messy Church at Home – please email them to email@example.com and we will put them up on our church website, Instagram and Facebook.
Bible Story / Reading
(Parents, please read the words for your little ones)
Here are ideas to explore this month's Bible Story using things we have provided in your 'Messy Church at Home craft bag' - or if you haven't got one, be creative and have a look around the house to see if you can find something that will do the same or similar job. Your ideas might be even better!
Tea Light Holder
You will need: air dry clay, beads, tea lights (alternatively you could use playdough or make up a quick batch of salt dough - recipe easily found on the internet)
Instructions: Take a lump of clay and mould it into any shape you like. Press the tea light into the centre and decorate with beads.
Talk about: how we can shine for Jesus because the Holy Spirit is with us.
You will need: cardboard circle, wool, sticky-tape, scissors
Instructions: Cut 8 slits around the edge of your paper plate at roughly equal intervals. Cut a length of wool and stick one end to the back of the paper plate. Wrap the wool around the circle using the slits, going in any direction. You can use different colours of wool. Keep going until you are happy with your star.
Talk about: how amazing God’s creation is and how wonderful the stars are. Did you know that God thinks you are more amazing than stars?
You will need: scratch paper, scratch sticks
(if you haven't got scratch paper, you can make your own by rubbing wax crayons all over a sheet of paper, then paint a layer of black paint on top. Wait for it to dry. Now, using a toothpick, you can carefully scratch off the paint to reveal the colours underneath)
Instructions: Use the scratch sticks on your piece of paper to reveal the beautiful colours underneath. Try to make the scratches look like fireworks lighting up a night sky.
Talk about: how fireworks can illuminate the whole sky, but just for a brief moment. Are we bright lights for Jesus that just come and go, or do we shine all the time?
Here’s this month's Celebration. The video contains a great action song - an explanation about how God has used water in many ways to teach us more about him and the Messy Grace.
Lets sing together (Click below)...
Click below to watch some puppets telling today's Bible story...
Here's Matt with a short talk (and the Messy Grace)...
How about cooking a meal that includes some potato stars? Or you could make your own by slicing up a potato and using a star shaped cookie cutter to make the shape.
Mealtime Talk About:
What is one way you can show kindness to another person?
When do you find it hard to shine for Jesus?
Today at Messy Church I learned...