circlerightarrowWhat is Messy Church? 

The tag line for the global Messy Church movement is “Church, but not as you know it.”

If you’re a longtime church attendee, Messy Church might not look like “church” to you. At Messy Church, all ages meet together to learn about Christ through games, crafts and activities, music, and storytelling from the Bible. A foundational ingredient of Messy Church is to gather around a table for a snack or meal in pursuit of building relationships with each other, God, and the world.

Think of a building. Messy Church is built upon five foundational values:

• Christ-centered

• All ages together

• Creative

• Hospitable

• Celebratory

And then Messy Church’s “building” is painted with these vibrant colors

• Engaging

• Interactive

• Relevant

• FUN!

circlerightarrow  So makes Messy Church "Messy?" And what makes it a 'church’?

We know you have many questions, and more details will be coming soon. But for now, please be thinking and praying about YOUR involvement in this new and exciting endeavor!

circlerightarrow  Mark this date: Saturday, March 26.

St. Stephen’s will launch the first Messy Church on Saturday, March 26 from 3-5 PM. We will first be meeting in the Narthex to welcome everyone, followed by more directions. (After March 26th, we will be meeting monthly the last Saturday of each month from 3-5 PM.)

We welcome everyone regardless of religious affiliation.

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Want to find out more? Would you like to be a part of Messy Church?

Contact Jo Lynne Anderson by email or call the church office at 505-293-9673, ext. 125.