Table sheets

Published 21st September 2012 by lucy moore

At teatime at Messy Church today we put out a scribble sheet on each table with a pencil. Here are the two questions and the answers. I wonder what you would conclude from the answers? For me they say something about the importance of food, especially cake; an appreciation of the fellowship and welcome people receive; the way the unpremeditated spontaneous elements of Messy Church can be the most enjoyable (we had no plans to make a bus out of chairs); the importance of providing havens of quiet within the messiness and of giving people opportunities to pray both in community and on their own in the space, and the value of participation in the celebration rather than just listening.
But who, why or what a pink steat is, I fear I have no idea.

What’s been the best thing at Messy Church today?

Cake
Singing message of God
Crafts
Food
Food
Seeing the children enjoying themselves
Playing
Cake
Cake!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Celebration
Quiet church time
Making the butter
Teatime food
Playing it and seeing all the nice people here
Printing people to make the 5000 men
Fruit tasting
Bread basket making
Painting
The brilliant acting in the service!
Making a bus out of chairs
Eating cakes
Cutting up apples
Making picnic cushion
Making picnic cushion
Painting tea towel
Making and decorating a tube
Eating peas
Making apple sauce
The fruit
Friendship
Pink steat
Food
Everything
Meeting people and having fellowship while making butter!
Arriving just in time for food having not eaten since breakfast – was yummy thanks
The cake

When did you feel closest to God?

Eating the cake – it was heavenly
During the story
Sitting in church when everyone was in the hall
In the church
Seeing so many people here
Tasting fruit
When I did some acting
When we sung the prayer
Prayers
When it’s quiet!!
Having tea
When quiet time
When on the loo
When going through difficult time
Prayer

You may also like

Embracing Difference

7th Feb 2024
by Lucy Moore

Last Friday was Culture Day at my daughter’s secondary school in SE London. Digging into my German family history (how else did I get a name like Aike?), I went to join in the festivities armed with my donation of cultural food – 35 large pretzels, freshly baked from a German supermarket chain. Arriving on time, the school hall was packed like I’ve never seen before, with students dressed in a colourful array of traditional dress from over 18 countries.

Read more
by Lucy Moore

At the start of a New Year, it’s good practice to pause for a moment and reflect on the year that’s past, giving thanks to God for both the opportunities and challenges. Noticing where we see God at work in our ministry serves as a good reminder of God’s faithfulness in all we do, as we prayerfully ask the questions: What went well? Even better if? Where is God at work?

Read more

Beauty for Brokenness

2nd Jan 2024
by Lucy Moore

Beauty for brokenness, hope for despair…

Read more

Stumbling after a star

18th Dec 2023
by Lucy Moore

In October I was lucky enough to take a group of the older young people from my Messy Church to 3Generate the Methodist Church’s, children and youth forum.

Read more