Messy Harvest at Ravenmeol's Community Centre
Messy Church celebrated Harvest on the 3rd October at Ravenmeol's Community centre. Despite the weather being atrocious in the morning the skies brightened by 4 o'clock which meant that we were able to enjoy both indoor and out door activities. Each of the activities were linked to the theme of Harvest..
Bread baking: Man cannot live by bread alone” - food sustains our bodies but we need God to sustain our soul.(Matthew 4 1-11). We enjoyed playing and moulding bread dough into different shapes which we were able to take home to bake.
Leaf and veg printing: God created the plants. How rich and varied they are and how lucky we are to have them. (Genesis 1:11-13). This activity involved dipping different shaped vegetables and leaves into paint and using them to print to make a picture.
Mud sculpting; How important is fertile soil? What makes the best soil for growing plants? For growing in faith? (Matthew 13:1-23). Mud mud glorious mud! This was a firm favorite with the boys and it didn't take long before they got stuck in and got creative.
Cress Heads: As we sow our seeds what are we hoping for? (Matthew 13:1-23). It's amazing what you can do with a bit of old tight, some soil, a few seeds and some decorative bits. Another opportunity to get a bit messy and the end results are fabulous!
Pasta Pictures: God gave the earth and everything on it to us. It is our responsibility. What should we do? (Genesis 1:26-27). Pasta is great for making pictures 3D and everyone enjoyed this activity.
Bible Table: Many different types of Bibles; traditional, comic strip, youth and story bible. This was a great opportunity to have a look at lots of different types of bibles and ask Reverend Harvey Nichols lots of questions.
Prayer Tree: Pray saying thank you or asking God for something. God always hears our prayers (Matthew 21 verses 18-22) This was a time for quiet prayer and reflection, soothing for the body and mind.
Scavenger Hunt: If we search for God we will find Him (Matthew 7:8) The scavenger hunt was a series of tasks and questions aimed to make you think about where God is in our lives. The Donut bobbing was a giggle and tasty too!
After an hour of activities, we began our time of celebration and worship where we sung and danced helped by the messy team. There was a short talk about the power of faith and then we finished with an action song and prayers. By which time we were ready for our hot dog tea followed by delicious cakes!
It was lovely to have time to chat and build relationships again with those returning and to enjoy meeting the new people we had.