Messy Church USA Network is growing! We are giving thanks for all of these new registrations from September and October!
Messy Church USA September Registration
• Good Shepherd UMC, Henrico, Virginia
• First UMC, Olympia, Washington
• St. Andrew Lutheran Church, Vancouver, Washington
• Church of St. Anselm of Cantebury, Shoreham, New York
• St. Stephens UMC, Houston, Texas
• St. David’s Episcopal Church and School, Ashburn, Virginia
• North Freeman UMC, North Freedom, Wisconsin
• Decatur UMC, Decatur, Tennessee
Messy Church USA October Registrations
• First UMC, Manchester, New Hampshire
• Lincoln Community UMC, Ypsilanti, Michigan
• Redlands First UMC, Redlands, California
• Aiea UMC, Aeia, Hawaii
• Faith UMC, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Have you found your Messy Church on our Directory on the Website?
When you first bring up the directory map you may not see a toggle for your Messy Church. Simply enter your state in the search function on the website directory page to check your information. If your Messy Church contact, location or schedule is incorrect, simply log into the website and you can make the changes yourself.
Still can’t find your Messy Church on our website? We need you to register. We have three levels of membership for your church to choose from. Thank you to all the churches that have registered but we know we are still missing some Messy Churches that have registered with Messy Church/ BRF in England but not with Messy Church USA. We want to promote your Messy Church so please register TODAY by clicking here.
There is still time to register for the Messy Church International Conference (MCIC 2019) May 3-5, 2019 but you need to act quickly! Registration is now open and places are expected to fill quickly! The first conference in 2016 was AWESOME! It was great fun to meet Messy Church people from all over the world! This is an unmissable opportunity. Learn more here.
News from the UK
- Check out the Faith in Homes site – where you’ll find lots of ideas for families – for both at Messy Church and for families between MC gatherings.
- UK Messy Church Pinterest site has lots of ideas – bookmark it on your computer as more categories have been added! UK Messy Church Pinterest link
- Lucy’s monthly eNewsletter includes lots of articles and information Here is the November Newsletter. Check this link for archived newsletters. Lucy’s blog includes Maximizing the Mess as well as lots of additional articles and ideas.
- From Barbara Patterson, Toronto Regional Coordinator some great ‘Angels’ on Pinterest
- Edible Christmas crafts from a variety of leaders
- From a variety of Messy Church leaders with dozens of links and ideas
- From Chris Barnett in Australia: Christmas skits (Dramatix) Christmas pageant survival tips 100 Ways to celebrate Christmas Chocolate Nativity Edible Christmas Story The really good news of Christmas Putting Christ back into the Twelve Days of Christmas
- Miscellaneous: Serving as a family Talk time cards Growing faith at home Growing faith moments (children & teens) Family faith Formation Toolkit
From New Zealand
The “What is Messy Church?” Monthly Zoom is cancelled in November and December due to the Holidays! We will resume the monthly webinar on Thursday, January 24, 2019.
Our mission at Messy Church USA is to equip local churches to start, sustain and connect Messy Churches across the United States. We are partners with the global Messy Church movement founded by Lucy Moore in 2004 and now administered by Bible Reading Fellowship.