Sunday 19 May 2024

4.30 – 6.30pm

Ivanhoe Uniting Church, 15 Seddon Street

This coming Sunday is the celebration of Pentecost, a day when we remember the coming of Jesus’ Spirit and the birth of the church.

Come along for Messy Pentecost as we celebrate with a great big party!

We’ll have our usual extravaganza of activities and crafts, and a celebration time in the church. We’ll finish it off with a shared meal and birthday cupcakes for dessert.

If you have friends who you think would like to join us at Messy Church, please bring them along with you.

All are welcome!

Contact Bethany for more details.

Sunday 21 April 2024

4.30 – 6.30pm

Heidelberg Scots Uniting Church, 187 Burgundy Street, Heidelberg

(note the alternative venue this month!)

Come along for Messy Easter to celebrate the greatest story ever told.

We’ll play, talk and explore the story together, followed by dinner and an Easter egg hunt.

All are welcome!

Contact Bethany for more details.

Sunday 10 December 2023

4.30 – 6.30pm at Ivanhoe Uniting Church, Seddon Street

You are all welcome to our annual Messy Christmas Extravaganza!  Yippee!!

We’ll have all of our usual fun activities, crafts and games, as well as a celebration time and a shared meal. (Meal is provided – please let us know if you have dietary requirements.)

If you have friends who you think would like to join us at Messy Church, please bring them along with you.

Contact Sandy Brodine for more information.

Welcome to Advent

Sunday 12 November 2023

4.30 – 6.30pm at Ivanhoe Uniting Church, Seddon Street

Christmas is coming soon, and that means that the season of Advent is nearly upon us!

Advent is the time of year when we wait for the coming of the baby Jesus. There are stories of ‘getting ready’ for Jesus in the gospels: In Luke we have the story of the Angel appearing to Mary and telling her not to fear because her baby was from God and would bring joy and peace to the world. And in  Matthew we hear of Joseph having a dream where an angel tells him not to fear, and to look after Mary and the baby. I wonder how it felt for Mary and Joseph to have these strange dreams?

We’ll have all of our usual fun activities, crafts and games, as well as a celebration time and a shared meal. If you have friends who you think would like to join us at Messy Church, please bring them along with you.

For more information contact Sandy Brodine


Messy Baptism

Sunday 8 October 2023

4.30 – 6.30pm at Ivanhoe Uniting Church, Seddon Street

It’s Messy Church again this coming Sunday, and we can’t wait to see you there.

This month we’re going to be talking all about Baptism! It’s going to be a great opportunity for those families who are interested in learning what Baptism is all about, as well as an opportunity for those of us who have been baptised to ‘remember’ our baptism, and have a think about what it’s all about!

If you have a photo of your baptism, please bring it with you – whatever age you are! We’ll have all of our usual fun activities, crafts and games, as well as a celebration time and a shared meal. (Meal is provided – please let us know if you have dietary requirements.

If you have friends who you think would like to join us at Messy Church, please bring them along with you.

Contact Sandy Brodine for more information.

Sabbath Rest

Sunday 10 September 2023 from 4.30 – 6.30pm

Ivanhoe Uniting Church, Seddon Street

Messy Church this Sunday is going to be all about Sabbath and Rest.

We’ll be drawing, sculpting, making prayer beads, building blanket forts and reading stories.

Of course there will be singing, praying and reflecting together on what it means to rest, with a shared meal to follow.

Please contact Sandy Brodine for more information.

Fruits of the Spirit

Sunday 27 August 2023 from 4pm – 6pm

For something a bit different this month, we’re going to think about “The Fruits of the Spirit.”

St Paul wrote to some of the early Christian Communities and gave them lots of advice. He told them that if they were filled with the Holy Spirit, they’d exhibit these fruits in their lives. How will we explain these in Minecraft? I have NO IDEA – but I bet whatever our miners build, will blow my mind!

Join us this Sunday for our second Messy Miners for 2023 on Zoom and in Minecraft.

Because we’re going to focus on the fruits of the spirit and how we might describe and build them, there’s no script this month… just come along prepared to have some fun!

Contact Sandy Brodine for details.

HAVE COURAGE – GOD IS ALWAYS WITH US!

Sunday 13 August 2023 from 4.30 – 6.30pm

Ivanhoe Uniting Church, Seddon Street

It’s Messy Church time again this weekend – and we are all looking forward to catching up!

This time we’re going to be thinking about an unusual passage from the book of Zechariah. It’s a strange story with the message to ‘Have Courage – God is Always With Us’ and will work with us to rebuild a better world.

We’ll have all of our usual fun, games and craft activities, followed by our ‘celebration’ worship time and a shared meal. We will be having a pizza dinner, so if you are able to make a donation of $5 per ‘adult-sized’ person (including biggish kids) that would be great.

Contact Sandy Brodine for more information.

Joseph and His Dreams

See the video below made by the Messy Miners in June 2023, telling the story of Joseph and his Dreams.

Contact Sandy Brodine if you would like to be involved in future Messy Miner sessions!

Movie Night!

It’s July – and that means it’s time for our Messy Church Movie night.

The hall will be set up to be nice and warm and we’ll watch the movie together on the big screen.

This year we’re going to watch the fabulous movie ‘Encanto’!

Join us this Sunday 16th July 2023.  

We’ll meet from 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm at Ivanhoe Uniting Church, Seddon St, Ivanhoe. 

Contact Rev Sandy Brodine for more details.