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Messy Church on Monday 13th March 2017

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Hidden Treasure was the theme based on two stories which Jesus told in Matthew's Gospel Chapter 13 verses 44 to 46. One story was about treasure hidden in a field and the other story was about a merchant searching for one pearl of great price.

The evening started with a treasure hunt in the Chapel. Then we shared in four activities:

  • a ping-pong pearl challenge — we thought about how the merchant must have felt when he found the valuable pearl;
  • making a Treasure Chest — we thought about how special you are to God;
  • making a Money Box — we talked about what we like to spend money on and whether we save it or give it away;
  • making an egg-box oyster — we thought about the most precious thing you have.

The second part of the evening was a short celebration which began with two teams guessing the price of four objects. The team that got the most prices right or nearest to the actual price was the winning team — it was a draw.

Everything has a value and Jesus said in his stories that the Kingdom of Heaven has a great value.
We thought about what the stories of Jesus meant to us, in prayer, and then we finished with a song.

The third part of the evening was a lovely sit down meal which we all enjoyed.

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