Julie Lloyd and myself Angie Meadley and our great team can hardly believe that Messy Church at Sutton has been going for 10 years this September.
We have made some great relationships with families over the years and many of the children that came to our first sessions stayed with us through Youth Club and are now celebrating their 21st Birthdays.
We had the first craft afternoon in the middle of September 2008 and our biggest memory is of this day. We had set newspapers on the tables ready for the crafts (I got these from my neighbours recycle bin at the last minute). When the kids came in doing the crafts they were all giggling and talking quietly (something had to be going on). Marjorie Brookes told us the newspapers actually had inappropriate pictures on the reverse – we had a good laugh about that and learnt a very important lesson – Check the papers first in future.
Then the 1st Messy Church 2 weeks later was the day a car set on fire outside the church hall and the street was closed off; fortunately, we got Rev Keith Borwick to flash his white collar and speak to the police so we could get in through Potterill lane entrance. We just carried on and were never put off.
From that Messy Church went from strength to strength; we would regularly have 60 to 70 people
in the church hall doing bible themed crafts, followed by a service and the sharing a meal together(these are children with their parents, grandparents and carers and people who maybe would never have come to church and especially our church to experience bible stories and our fellowship).
We don’t have as many today but we don’t advertise like we used to and we have built up so many special relationships with families over the years. Many of the families join us at our special services, events and fund raisers. Julie and I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has helped at Messy Church over the years because without you we wouldn’t have been able to do this wonderful work. Along with Rev Keith Borwick, Rev Peter Barnett and Rev Debbie Lucas, a special thanks to Keith Thomas who the families love. He helps with the service whenever he is able to.
May Messy Church continue to connect with families in the community for years to come.
WELCOME TO SUTTON METHODIST CHURCH – A FAMILY CHURCH AT THE HEART OF THE COMMUNITY.
Sutton Methodist Church, in the Hull East circuit, seeks to serve God and the community by making the ministry of Jesus Christ relevant for the 21st century.
Through our Worship; Learning; Caring; Service and Evangelism, lived out in many varied ways, we believe we offer something for all the community.
Whatever your age Sutton Methodist Church would welcome you into its ‘Family’ through any of the activities you see mentioned on this website.
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The Church Library is open in the coffee room after the Sunday Morning services for anyone to browse at our collection of books. If you have a worry to ponder on, a prayer to consider, or a biblical query you are sure to find a book that may help.We also have a selection of books on flower arranging for inspiration for floral artists among us, and a notepad to jot the details down of any book you borrow.