Children & Family

Friday Fun Group

9.30am—11.30am (in term time)

For Children 3 years old and under

Join us for a fun-filled morning of singing, playing, toys, refreshments with an interactive children's service at 10.45am!

Cost: £1 per family (includes refreshments for parents & carers)

Please contact Rita on (01227) 263959 or email us to find out more.

Sunday Club

Creative Worship for Children

During the second half of our church service, children are invited to continue their essential spiritual development through creative worship using craft, stories, songs, plays and sharing news.

4th Sunday of the Month

3.00—4.30pm

in partnership with

St. John's Methodist Church

at

Argyle Road, Whitstable, Kent

CT5 1JS

Christ-centred Celebration

Messy Church is a CHURCH, not a craft club. We help everyone encounter Jesus as Lord and Saviour. Our worship reflects a God of joy who wants his people to have life in all its fullness.

All-age

Adults and children alike join together in worship that is relevant and accessible to all ages.

Creativity

We use hands-on activities to explore the Bible, reflect a God of creativity and to give people a chance to find God's purpose for us by playing together.

Hospitality*

We reflect a God of unconditional love and strive to be a church for people outside church, providing an oasis of welcome and a safe space in which to thrive. Messy Church is about hospitality, expressed most evidently by eating together – whether it’s a plate of sandwiches to share, or sausage and mash.

* Messy Church adheres to health and safety and safeguarding laws and guidelines.

A bit about learning styles

Children are an integral part of the congregation. They are models of discipleship and disciples themselves, as are the adults who play the same dual roles. You'll see an experienced Christian learning from a less experienced one and vice versa; a child teaching an adult; sometimes one family learns from another en masse; sometimes the Christian community demonstrates how to live for Jesus to those who don't yet know him; sometimes a parent teaches a child something.

If discipleship needs a mixture of formal learning, informal learning and social learning, Messy Church has elements of all three as it (formally) explores the Bible through activities and storytelling, provides opportunities for informal conversation and observation, and encourages different levels of social learning both at the gathered Messy Church and in encouragement to take that learned faith back into the home during the rest of the month.

Of the three styles of learning, Messy Church is stronger on the social and informal ways of learning.

Walking Fellowship

3rd Saturday of the Month

Our Walking Fellowship invites everyone to engage their love of nature and neighbour with their love of God. Every month, we explore idyllic gems of our local outstanding natural resources followed by lunch at a local pub. These walks are an opportunity to get to know the surrounding countryside and, at the same time, to meet other people. We look forward to seeing you! More Info...

You can contact the walk leader at church or via the enquiry form.

@whitstableurc