Jesus Calls His Disciples to Follow Him

This Sunday 5 February 2023 is our first Messy Church for 2023!

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

Our story will be about Jesus calling to his disciples to follow him and we’ll wonder what it means to be a follower of Jesus.

There’ll be lots of activities, crafts and games, our  celebration time and a shared meal. It will be great to be together again!
If you have friends who you think would like to join us at Messy Church, please bring them along with you!

Contact Rev Sandy Brodine for further information.

Messy Christmas

In addition to all the usual Christmas Crafts and Activities, we’ll be having a Nativity Escape Room, so bring your best puzzle solving skills to team up with your Messy friends and solve some Christmas puzzles over pizza.

It’s going to be an awesome night. If you’ve not made it to Messy Church for a while – this will be one not to miss!

It will be lovely to see you all this Sunday 11 December 2022 from 4:30 – 6:30 at Ivanhoe Uniting Church, Seddon St Ivanhoe. Bring your friends!

Celebrating Small things!

This month at Messy Church, we’ll be looking at a story about one of the tiniest seeds in the world – a mustard seed, which grows into a huge bush! We’ll talk about what this tells us about God, and how God celebrates small things.

We’ll also have all the usual fun activities, games and crafts, a celebration time and a yummy shared meal.

It will be lovely to see you all this Sunday 13 November 2022 from 4:30 – 6:30 at Ivanhoe Uniting Church, Seddon St Ivanhoe. Bring your friends!

Celebrating God’s Creation!

Sunday 11 September 2022

4.30 – 6.30pm

Ivanhoe Uniting Church, Seddon Street

This month we are going to be joined by Megan Knott from the ‘Banyule Network Climate Action Group’ and we’re going to think about a very strange story from the Old Testament book of Job, when God’s voice can be heard from a whirlwind and he asks Job: “Where you there when I made the earth?” We’re going to explore the idea that God calls us to care for God’s creation, and think about ways in which we can care for the planet.

As usual we’ll have all the fun, crafts, games and science experiments, a celebration time in the Church and a yummy meal to share. We look forward to seeing you all! Why not bring some friends (and their parents) along?

Please contact Rev Sandy Brodine for further information.

At our September Zoom Messy Church we heard one of the ‘Lost Sheep’ stories called ‘Echidnas on Everest’, which focuses on a letter from Saint Paul to the community in Colossae. In his letter, Paul talks about how the people can have good relationships with those they are in community with.

This seems pretty appropriate for lockdown, when we’re all stuck together in our homes and can become a bit ‘spiky’ with one another! Friends, brothers/sisters and parents can all annoy one another at times, but we need to stick together to work things out.

We all had fun making our spiky echidnas out of material we had to hand.

Last week, Rev Sandy Brodine held a Facebook Livestream for the Bible Reading Fellowship in the UK (who are the international providers of Messy Church). They had asked Sandy to tell other Messy Church leaders around the world (most still locked down) about the Network’s adventures with Messy Miners.
Sandy got together with Paul Voutier, Jonte, Sophia and Bianca, three of our Messy Church young leaders, and recorded some videos where they explained various elements of Messy Miners.

You can watch the video below.

Video of Livestream