Monday, 17 December 2012

Merry Messy Christmas

Yesterday saw a marathon merry messy Christmas special - 3 hours of festive fun with lots of highlights. St Nicolas Church Choir made a wonderful guest appearance and treated us to come carols whilst we did craft acitivites and face-painting. Then there were some games during which we ate quite a lot of chocolate!
Nearly everyone was involved in telling the Christmas story - a very messy nativity with a bumper crop of shepherds and angels and a very stylish star! And we danced... and danced some more!
Gingerbread nativity!
Boosting our energy levels was a lovely buffet tea accompanied by mulled wine and fruit punch. There was also the most amazing spread of cakes, mince pies and chocolate-coated marshmallows. The sweet centre-piece was a gingerbread nativity - it seemed too good to eat... but we managed it!
Thanks to team members who worked behind the scenes to make it such a fun event and to everyone for coming along.
Over the next week we have a few special services to which you are most welcome:
Sunday 23 December, 6pm - Festival of Lesson & Carols
Christmas Eve, 4pm - Family Carols & Crib Service
Christmas Eve, 11.30pm - First Communion of Christmas
Christmas Day, 10.30am - Family Communion
The next Messy Church St Nicolas will be on Sunday 27 January 2013.
Until then we wish you a very happy, peaceful and blessed Christmas and send you our love and prayers for the New Year.

Wednesday, 12 December 2012

Christmas Special

This Sunday... 16th December is our Messy Church Christmas Special. Come along at 4pm for craft activities, games, story-telling, music, barn-dancing, carols and festive buffet.

Wednesday, 5 December 2012

The Big Advent-ure!

November's Messy Church was as buzzy, busy and big as ever so thank you to everyone who came along to make it such fun.

It is now Advent - the time of preparation and excited waiting as we anticipate the coming of Jesus.

We have our Messy Church Christmas Special in just over a week - on Sunday 16 December, 4-7pm. It is an hour longer than normal because we have so many fun things to pack in. As usual there will be a few craft activities to try - come along at the start to have the opportunity to have a go at these. Then we'll have some party games. There will be some barn dancing thanks to Sally-Ann and her band; don't worry if you haven't tried it before - it is great fun and there wil be explanations so that all who want to be involved can be.

Of course there will be a special story-time as we think about the wonderful events of the first Christmas - feel free to come dressed as a nativity character and get involved!

There will be festive food and drinks to sustain all of this activity and we'll round the evening off with a couple of carols.

If you can't be with us on that evening there will be a special family-focused Carol and Crib Service on Christmas Eve at 4pm. It is always a popular event and a lovely way to lead into Christmas Day after the busy time of preparation.

Plus on Christmas Day itself there will be a short family service at 10.30am to celebrate Jesus' birth - it sounds obviously really but what could be more appropriate!

Do join us for any or all of these events or get in touch via our website  if you would like more information