Messy resources for messy times
When churches and schools are closed, families are in lockdown and anxiety levels are rocketing in even the calmest people, what might help? Messy Church leader Lucy Moore shared her thoughts and gathered ideas from all over the world in the first Messy Church Facebook live video link-up on 18 March.
From Australia to Sweden, from the Highlands to the Norfolk Broads, people joined in to ask questions and offer ideas. The theme was how to love God, love our neighbour and love ourselves in these strange and worrying times. How can we find ways to worship at home, as families or individuals, how can we take care of our own spiritual well-being and how can we reach out to others from behind closed doors to help ‘make the difference between someone having a really rubbish, lonely and scary day, and a day touched with laughter and kindness.’?
You can watch and comment on the video here.
There’s a huge range of Messy Church resources available to help while you’re confined to home and the range is being added to almost daily. Go to the Messy Church website for ideas and advice, and information on materials and resources, including these easy to use, family-friendly Messy Mini Books: Family Prayer Time: on the journey together, Family Question Time: check out the adventure, and Family Jesus Time: going on the faith adventure. Colourful, simple and fun to look at, they’re deceptively serious in the questions they raise and the way they help families tackle difficult issues safely but honestly.