How far can you slide on a soapy, wet, blue sheet of tarpaulin? It turns out the Wenvoe Messy Church children can slide all the way across and some ended up covered shoulders to toes in soapy bubbles! Even small toddlers were having fun slipping around and gave their parents an opportunity to join the kids and have ago!
This was all part of the summer spectacular;Messy Sports event for Messy Church. While joining in water games; hula hooping (Georgia was definitely the champion at this!); cross country skiing on planks of wood; stilt walking; a wet sponge water fight and a few games of human noughts and crosses; we were thinking about everyone joining in, working together and respect for others. We ended our afternoon with a short worship around the fire pit (our singing could be heard as far away as Wenvoe Close!) followed by hot dogs and toasting marshmallows on the camp fire.
Huge thanks go to the Messy Church organising team for putting on yet another marvelous family event. Messy Church is a collaboration between St Mary’s and Vale Village Churches and relies on a number of volunteers from the village and both churches who organise and run the event including, activities, worship, music and cooking. This includes, most importantly, ensuring that we have enough stickers for all the children to collect as they complete each task and making sure we include plenty of “messy” activities in each session!
In particular for this event we’d like to thank the Gwenfo C-i-W Primary School who gave us free use of their sports field and fire pit. It was a wonderful location for this outdoor event and proved to be enough space for the activities to spread out so the wet and dry activities could be kept separate! It also allowed the parents to relax and let their children take part freely in whichever activity appealed to them next in a safe environment and for parents to join in with the event. We’d also like to thank 1st Wenvoe Scout Group for lending us some of their equipment, in particular the ‘plank skis’ and stilts. These really added to the challenges and enjoyment of the afternoon.
Finally, the next Messy Church event will be back in the Community Centre on Saturday 1st October at 3.30pm. If you'd like to be involved or find out more please contact Gary Smith on 07782 305 738, firstname.lastname@example.org or https://www.facebook.com/Messy-Church-Wenvoe- 928148507307912. We look forward to seeing you all there.