sees the launch of a new style service for All Ages, usually on the last
Sunday of each month. As we seek to make connections with families in
the community and build a bridge between Messy Church and our Sunday
worship we are trying out a new cafe style approach from this month.
Letís see how it goes...
out of on-going prayerful conversations about how we might encourage
more families to get involved in things and be drawn to find faith in
Jesus Christ. At Church Meeting in September a couple of people shared
very positive experiences of seeker- friendly events in other churches
using a cafe format. These had people sat around tables enjoying
refreshments and doing some activities as well as things happening at
really value your support and your prayers as we put together the first
two events on 25th November and 23rd December
(we didnít feel it would work on the Sunday after Christmas when a lot
of people are away). A few people have already expressed an interest in
helping me put together these first attempts at a new style. Iíd love to
hear from others who may have inspiring ideas on how we can communicate
most effectively through this interactive format. Or are you up for
helping Debbie do some yummy snacks?
We are also
looking for a title for these gatherings! Our first one is fast
approaching and, being the week before Advent, will probably explore
something around the question - why did Jesus come?
praying about who you might invite along Ė people of all ages who may
not be ready for a more structured act of worship but may want to find
out more about what it means to be a follower of Jesus.