K - 9th Grade
Messy Church School: Fun and Learning for K-9th grade
Messy Church School is a flexible format that offers opportunities for our church community to experience the love of Christ through creativity, fellowship and worship together. We grow best as a church when we walk the journey together. Our program offers many events that are inter-generational and occasionally "messy".
A Typical Messy Church School Sunday
Children enter the church with parents and leave with teachers after the Collect, the prayer of the day. In the classroom a short lesson is followed by an activity linked to the lesson. Children are encouraged to engage in the day's activities, be it preparing a church-seasonal treat, an art project, or an outdoor activity...the atmosphere is informal, the activities playful!
The curriculum for our middle-school kids covers a variety of scriptural topics and questions to encourage discussion, prompt more questions and begin exploration through youthful eyes. The objective is to help children see Bible themes as very relevant in a 21st century world.
For more information about our Messy Church program
Please call the church office at 203.938.2872 and ask for Meredith McClung, Director of Children’s Ministries.
Messy Church Inter-generational Activities
We’ve enjoyed many fun activities for all ages over the years...here are a few.
Ice Cream Social - our fun coffee hour the Sunday after Labor Day.
The Blessing of the Animals - in honor of St. Francis’ Day in late September or early October.
Advent Wreath Workshop - a parish-wide inter-generational workshop on the first weekend of Advent.
Advent Mystery Theatre - an inter-generational Advent worship presented by the children.
Epiphany - we are treated to a visit by the Magi (represented by members of our Chancel Choir).
Candlemas - on this feast of the Presentation of Jesus in the Temple we traditionally decorate "Christ Candles" with colored wax and take them home to light when we pray.
Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper and Pancake Races - just like in Merry Olde England!
The Blessing of the Bikes - in May, motorized and otherwise.
Our Church Picnic - in June. Watch out for flying pies!