Messy Church this Friday 17th July

Hi Messy Church Friends!


Our next Messy Church Zoom will be 4:30pm Friday 17th July- put it on the calendar! The story we will be reading is Jonah and the Whale.

You can read it in the Old Testament part of the Bible. The book of Jonah is small enough to read the whole story if you would like, or you might have a story book about it.

Some fun things are happening during our actual Messy Church Zoom Meeting- including catching up and seeing all our friends!

Some things to have ready for our craft:

*Before our meeting could you print out the attached drawing of Jonah praying inside a whale?

Jonah 1

*Find an empty shoe box, or recycled box or piece of paper to make an underwater scene you can put your decorated Jonah and the whale in

*maybe a torch to shine in your box when we show everyone – you might have some of these kind of lights to stick inside your box:


Here’s a quick little video on making a diorama which might give you some ideas:

*coloured pencils, textas, glue sticks, scissors. You could also cut out pictures of fish, seaweed or shells to decorate your underwater scene – let your imagination go wild!

*dancing and singing too!

We can’t wait to share together with you the story of Jonah and the Whale and what it means for us in today’s world.  Teens and adults might like to take a look at this overview of Jonah ahead of time:

We miss you, we hope you’re well and safe, and we look forward to seeing you again on Friday July 19th  at 4:30pm.

Love from St Luke’s Messy Church: Barbara, Shaghek, Paul, Judy, Jean and Robyn