Our Cradle Roll Secretaries, Barbara and Olwen write …
Did you see the Good Friday and the Easter Gardens at Church and in the magazine last month?
Weren’t they beautiful?
Have you any idea who had made them?
Well, it was the children, with the help of Rev’d Peter, at the Messy Church afternoon on the Saturday before Easter.
There were seven children with their parents who came along to church to hear the Easter story through crafts and food and prayer and fellowship.
Our youngest visitor was 96 and I bet that you can guess who that was!
Gwili doesn’t like to miss anything and he was keen to know what went on at a “Messy Church” Bless him!
A wonderful time was had by all and I’m sure that the adults had as much fun as the children.
As well as the Easter Garden they also made and decorated little baskets which held chocolate eggs, Easter cards, palm branches, coloured the Easter story in pictures and made Easter nests filled with chocolate eggs and decorated Easter cakes and biscuits.
Everyone had been saving egg shells and the children put a little damp cotton wool in the bottom of the shell and sprinkled cress seeds on it then they drew a face on the egg so that when the cress grew it would look like the hair on it’s head!
Each child was given a bag with their name on in which to take home their goodies and they were thrilled to bits.
After some refreshments the children settled down to hear the Easter story and after singing a hymn Peter closed the afternoon with a short prayer that Emily had chosen from the prayer cube.
A huge thank you to everyone who helped an any way either by providing craft materials, prepairing the crafts or being with us on the day.
If you would like to come and spend an enjoyable afternoon with the children the next Messy Church will be on Saturday 8th July at 2.30 – 4.30 pm and the theme will be Pentecost.