If restaurants can switch to takeout service, so can church programs. Due to COVID-19, when the Messy Church program couldn’t be offered in person anymore at St. Peter, Quamichan in Duncan, leaders Mark and Jane Hird-Rutter rebranded, and now offer Messy Church in a Bag monthly. It means there are no shared meals anymore, but bags of supplies for the day’s theme are available for pick up at the church on the designated Saturday. Each bag has three crafts, some goodies, the Bible reading, opening and closing prayers, links to the video, and reminders for the next pick-up date. So far, about 30 bags are ordered each month.
Upcoming Messy Church: Feb. 20, March 20, April 17, May 15 and June 19.
Messy Church, a program intended as a new way for churches to reach busy families, was started in the UK in 2004. The idea caught on and now there are similar program across Canada and the world. The Hird-Rutters have been Messy Church leaders since 2009 and BC regional coordinators since 2014.
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