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Welcome to Messy Church Online 
from the Chailey Messy Church Team

Every Monday we will add a new page with a story, some activities and some songs. 
And if you send us pictures of anything you have made or done, we will post them here to share with everyone else.

The Story Of Moses
We will be telling the story of Moses in 12 parts. 

Click on the links below to go to each week's installment and the activities that go with it.

Monday 13th April - Slavery in Egypt
Monday 20th April - Baby Moses
Monday 27th April - The Burning Bush
Monday 4th May - The First Plagues
Monday 11th May - More Plagues
Monday 18th May - The Final Plague
Monday 25th May - Escape and Parting the Sea
Monday 1st June - Manna and Quails  (still to come)
Monday 8th June - The Ten Commandments  (still to come)
Monday 15th June - The Golden Calf  (still to come)
Monday 22nd June - Water and Snakes  (still to come)
Monday 29th June - Exploring the Promised Land  (still to come)

Will we have ended our captivity by the end of this series?

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Memory Verse - Joshua 1 verse 9
Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go.
When we meet again at the church, we will see if anyone has learnt the memory verse.

The Lords Prayer
Here is the Lords Prayer with actions, which we use at Messy Church.

Escape and Parting the Sea

posted 24 May 2020, 21:56 by Dave Caughley   [ updated 24 May 2020, 22:04 ]

The sea closing in over the chariots

This Week's story told by Janet

Craft Activity - Crossing the Red Sea

Song of the week - How did Moses cross the Read Sea?

This week's animated story - Claudia the Caterpillar

The Final Plague

posted 18 May 2020, 01:09 by Dave Caughley   [ updated 18 May 2020, 01:11 ]

This Week's story told by Janet

Paper and paint craft - Have a Heart
A read heart with hand prints inside it
God wants us to have a heart that loves him unlike Pharaoh who had a hard heart. Cut a heart out of some red paper (or colour in a red heart on white paper). Cover your hands in some paint (make sure you wash them afterwards!) and make a handprint. Write your name if you love God.

Food Craft - Lamb burgers
Click the instructions below to enlarge them and make some yummy lamb burgers.
 Lamb burger instructions 2

Song of the Week - Joy is the flag

This week's animated story - The Way of The Cross

More plagues!

posted 10 May 2020, 11:56 by Dave Caughley   [ updated 11 May 2020, 00:19 ]

This Week's story told by Janet

Food Craft - Make a tasty locust!
A locust made from Swiss roll and matchmakers

You could have a go at making a locust to eat.
Cover a mini Swiss roll with green buttercream icing (or you could use
chocolate icing if you prefer, as locusts are quite often brown!)
Use chocolate matchstick sweets to make the antennae and legs and use a
grape cut in half for the eyes. Enjoy!

Paper or material craft
Numbers 1 to 10, made from paper or material
Here is an idea for showing all the plagues that God sent on the Egyptians when Pharaoh wouldn’t let the Israelites go. Cut out numbers and decorate them with the right plague:

1.     River turned to blood

2.     Frogs

3.     Gnats

4.     Flies

5.     Death of the animals

6.     Boils

7.     Hail

8.     Locusts

9.     Darkness

10.   Death of the first born

Song of the Week - Go Down Moses

This week's animated story - Peter and the Rooster

Messy Church Does Science!
Rainbow Discs

The First Plagues

posted 3 May 2020, 09:24 by Dave Caughley   [ updated 3 May 2020, 09:26 ]

This week's story told by Janet

Food craft - Apple Frogs
Why not have a go at making some apple and grape frogs to remind you of one of the plagues God sent on Egypt.
Frogs made from apples on a plate

Get an adult to help you cut out some apple segments and attach grapes to them for eyes and feet with cocktail sticks.  You could use currants for the black pupils. Enjoy this healthy snack!

Puzzle craft - Hieroglyphics
Click on the image below to enlarge

song of the week - Frogs here, frogs there

This week's animated story - Tina the Tree

Messy Church Does Science!
Eggstraordinary - another simple experiment to do at home

The Burning Bush

posted 26 Apr 2020, 23:57 by Dave Caughley   [ updated 27 Apr 2020, 00:01 ]

This week's story told by Janet

This week's craft - Memory verse in a shoe
God told Moses to remove his shoes when he approached the burning bush. Here is a fun way to practice the memory verse.
Outline of a shoe
Print out the outline of a show. You can find suitable outlines online. This is where we got our one from:

Decorated shoe with memory verse
Decorate it and write the memory verse in the middle of it.

Food craft 1 - Make a fire out of toast and jam!
Burning bush made from toast
Cut off crusts to use as the ground, and cut the jam covered toast to make flames of the burning bush.

Food craft 2 - Thumbprint cookies
An idea for the more adventurous bakers could be thumb print cookies!
Thumbprint cookies

song of the week - Two Little Eyes To Look To God

Bob the Bird
This week's animated story

Messy Church Does Science!
Speedy Pepper - a simple experiment to do at home

Baby Moses

posted 18 Apr 2020, 11:43 by Dave Caughley   [ updated 19 Apr 2020, 05:12 ]

This week's story told by Janet

This week's craft - Moses-the-river model
Model of Moses in a basket in the river

Make a picture of baby Moses sailing down the river Nile in his basket?  You could use a cake case for the basket like we have here or you might have a better idea.  Send us a picture of your craft and we can put it on the website for everybody to see.

This week's food craft - Moses-in-the-basket cupcakes
 - Shredded wheat
 - Chocolate
 - Jelly babies
1. Place crushed up shredded wheat in a bowl.

2. Place some chocolate in a microwaveable container and cook for 30 seconds, stir then 15 seconds until melted. It burns quickly so be careful.

3. Mix chocolate and shredded wheat, then put the mixture in cake cases to make baskets
4. Place Moses in the baskets!

Dave the Donkey
This week's animated story

Song of the week - Where is baby Moses?

Slavery In Egypt

posted 7 Apr 2020, 10:54 by Dave Caughley   [ updated 18 Apr 2020, 11:53 ]

This week's story told by Janet

Slavery in Egypt

Memory Verse - Joshua 1 verse 9
Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go.

This week's craft - Making paper chains
The slaves in Egypt would have been tied up with ropes or chains. We can make our own chains out of paper - not for tying up things, but for decorations in your house or bedroom.

Equipment needed: Old magazines or paper, glue or sticky tape, and scissors.

Step 1: Cut the paper into strips

Step 2: Make the strips into joined loops. Make the chains as long or short as you want.

Cecil - The Lost Sheep
Each week we will post an animated story

Song of the week - Be Bold! Be Strong!

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