Each year at harvest time, when the leaves change colour and farmers begin to gather in their crops, churches across the country take time to give thanks to God. He is the one who has made the world, and who sustains all our lives on this planet, so it’s right that we acknowledge Him. It’s also an opportunity to pay it forward. For the next three Sundays, September 30th, October 7th and October 14th, as an expression of thanks to God, we will be donating money and non-perishable goods (tins, dried foods, etc) to Glasgow City Mission.
For each of these Sundays we’ll also be thinking about how we should live in this world that we have created…and, if we’re honest, that we need to admit that we have messed up. This Sunday, 30th September, we will be thinking about the theme
“In the beginning, God created…”
Then on Sunday afternoon at 4.00 pm we will have our first Messy Church since the summer, when we will be thinking about Jesus’ saying “I am the vine” and how we need to stay connected to him if we’re going to flourish.
Messy Church is a church activity where families come together to think about some of life’s big questions, and to have fun while we do so. We join in crafts, play, songs and a story, all on the same theme. Finally we have a simple meal together. The whole event will run till about 5.30. Messy Church is for families and not just for children, so the idea is that children come with parents, grandparents or carers. If you’re able to come, whether you go to church regularly or whether you’ve never been before, you’ll be very welcome