The story of Jesus feeding a crowd of more than 5000 people with 5 small loaves of bread and a couple of fish - a child's packed lunch - teaches us that nothing is impossible for God, that He is a God of multiplication and that He thinks bigger than we ever will! Maybe we were a bit like those disciples, wondering if there would be enough to feed everyone who had come, as more than 80 adults and children came along to join in the fun last Saturday. We started having Messy Church late last summer with around 45 people coming, so it's exciting that we are already having to start thinking how we can cater for larger numbers.
How many fishy crafts can you make? The answer is: lots! And we did - we had sparkly fish, fish mobiles, painted fish, stuffed fish and salt dough fish. We also made picnic mats and food collages. A colourful, glittery, noisy, messy time!
Then, after we had heard again about Jesus calmly feeding his huge crowd, we found our kitchen team had laid out an abundance of wonderful food for theirs. And, of course, there was more than enough for everyone!
Messy Church will happen again on Saturday 31st March, 4 pm - 6 pm. Invites are available in Priory Lane - who could you invite to come along?