The final Messy Church for the year, held in December, was the Christmas Messy Church. Advent calendars and a Nativity scene with a real baby in a stable built by Ian and Margery were just the start of our very Messy Christmas!!!
15 children enjoyed wonderful clay star or angel decorations to paint, Christmas door hangers, making paper chains for our Christmas tree, and decorating Tic Toc biscuits to complete the Christmas story. In the celebration we had a play about a person shopping for parts of the Nativity scene. They only ended up with a baby Jesus – all other items came in many different types so choice was too hard – and they realized that there was only one Jesus and he was the most important part of the scene! We heard the story of the Christmas Star and Ian continued on the theme of what Christmas is really about and that is the gift of love to us from God in the baby Jesus. We then had a barbeque and Christmas treats for tea.