Dear Messy Friends,
All of us at Horfield Methodist Messy Church hope you had a great summer!
We’re now into a time of new starts for some, whilst others are going back to schools, offices and meeting with friends, with lots of stories from summer adventures. It’s the start of a new Methodist year, when new ministers start their posts. So we often think about how we’ve been getting on, whether we’re going where we thought we would, and if we need to make any changes. This month we’re going to be following the Messy Adventure again, and looking at serving, and this fits in really well with the review and revival of our year. Is there anything we can be doing to serve God better? And what does serving actually mean? Jesus tells us:
“I…have washed your feet. So you also should wash each other’s feet. I did this as an example for you. So you should do as I have done for you.”
(John 13:14-15, International Children’s Bible)
So we should follow Jesus’ example, serving as he served – not just washing feet, but helping those who need us, standing up for those who have no voice and selflessly loving each other.
Our next Messy Church is Saturday 9th September at 11 am at Horfield Methodist Church. We will be building some bug houses, painting with our feet, making structures from spaghetti and having an egg and spoon relay race! We will then follow this by worship, where we’ll sing about being God’s eyes and hands, and learn about what washing feet meant in Jesus’ time. We’ll then have a yummy lunch of homemade vegetable soup and cake!
We look forward to seeing you all again and sharing together again!
The Messy Church Team
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