On Tuesday 2 November we launched our first Messy Morning at Cloverfield Church, Thetford, a new weekly term-time session from 10-11.30am aimed at children aged 0-4 years and their parents and carers.
We had a lovely start, welcoming 18 families (24 children and 18 adults) to the session. It really was a great number and based on our risk assessment meant I didn’t need to turn anyone away. It felt just right.
Most of these families were from our local estate, in fact, I had at least four conversations with people who said they only live ‘over the road!!’
This half term we are doing a series on creation and all God made, so this week we thought about God making night and day. We created shooting star wands, made star chalk pictures and learnt a new song about all God made and saw that it was good! We celebrated a third birthday, shared some ‘good news from our week’ and finished with a bubble blessing.
It will take time for it to begin to form and grow into a community but was a great starting point.
It was also hugely encouraging having parents saying how much their children (and they) enjoyed it and that they will be back next week!