May 2020 Messy Church
Due to the on-going COVID-19 guidelines, we want to offer you Messy Church online again this month.
We are looking at an important event that took place after Jesus had risen from the dead at Easter. After Jesus rose from the dead, he spent a while appearing to his friends and disciples. This was partly to reassure them, partly to cement the teaching and training he had given them over the last three years, and partly to prove to those who who were struggling to believe that he really was alive again. Next month we will look at the other major festival that we celebrate which is called Pentecost but for this month we are going to focus on the event called “The Road to Emmaus”.
We hope that we will meet with you all again in the near future, but for the time being, know that we are thinking of you all and hope that your family finds these activities useful and fun.
We have the story of “The Road to Emmaus” to read from Roots on the Web; a video of the story to watch, a powerpoint quiz and printable answer sheet, from Bible Society. We also have activity sheets, colouring pages and other printable activities from Roots on the Web, Together@Home and Bible Craft Club.
We hope that you find this story inspiring and gives you lots to talk and think about as a family. As always there is a printable sheet for the grown-ups too. We hope that you are staying safe at home and finding a new rhythm that works for all the family.
Messy Easter @ St Columba’s
Due to the guidelines from the U.K. Government because of COVID-19, we wanted to offer all our Messy Church families a few activities that could be downloaded and printed for Easter. Below is a copy of the Easter Story, some colouring sheets, puzzles, activities and even an Easter Story Scavenger Hunt that can take place at home!
We hope that we will be welcoming you to Messy Church again in the near future, but in the meantime, we hope that these activities enable your family to spend some time looking at the Easter Story while tucking into your yummy Easter eggs!
The Easter maze is from BrainyMaze
The Easter Story comic, word search and stained glass window colouring are from Twinkl. You can currently register for free for Twinkl during the stay at home period.
The Easter egg colouring comes from Jacqui Grace, who is a Christian artist and illustrator. She has created a number of Mindful Christian Colouring Books and offers this Easter Egg colouring page as a gift during this time.
The Easter Story Scavenger Hunt is an image that has been shared on Facebook, and other social media platforms, and we wanted to share it with you. We do not know who created it, but we thank that person greatly.
All of these resources are free at present. We have not personally created them, we have simply gathered them to share with you. We hope that these activities help make your Easter meaningful and help everyone to have some fun.
Easter Blessings for you, and those you are not able to be with.
Children and their families are invited to Messy Church. A chance for children and their families to be creative, have fun, hear bible stories and enjoy dinner.
St. Columba’s Church, St. Columba’s Close,
Canal Basin, CV1 4BX
Saturday 8th February
Saturday 7th March
Saturday 4th April
3:00pm – 5:00pm
Children of all ages are welcome
but must bring an adult with them
Just turn up!