We hold a monthly Ecumenical Messy Church in the local parish hall- the Church of England, the Methodist Church and the Church of Christ working together, pooling our resources and building relationships! Messy Church has proved to be really popular with our local non-church families and this month we explored the story of the Good Samaritan. Here's what we got up to...
'Plaster' biscuits (biscuits, fondant and strawberry jam!)
Wool friendship bracelets
Playing with a toy doctor's kit and lots of bandages!
Pin the Good samaritan on the donkey
Thinking about people we have helped and those who have helped us
Colouring and acting out the story with stick puppets
We then told the story with oranges and bananas (check out the link here)...
...and then ended by thanking God for the people who help us and sticking plasters to ourselves to remind us to be people who help others :-)