I have just been handed our Church Newsletter and it made me angry at first and then very sad. We have a team who have been working hard at Messy Church providing a meal, crafts and a worship time for families, for two years.
In the newsletter is an article asking for ideas for ways to get young people into Church with my name at the bottom as a contact. It is not from me and I knew nothing about it.
What the congregation don’t seem to realise is that we do have families and young people in our Church. They just don’t want the hymn sandwich on a Sunday.They attend faithfully on Thursdays twice a month.
It is not the children and their parents that are missing from church, it is the congregation missing from Messy Church!
There I feel better now, thank you for listening.x