Cupar Messy Church involves the town’s two Church of Scotland congregations and Cupar Baptist Church. It happens on the last Saturday of the month, from 3pm-5pm, and rotates around the churches. It looks and feels very different from Sunday morning church and is made up of three elements: creativity, celebration and hospitality.
Messy Church began in England in 2004 and it is estimated that in 2012 over 360,000 attended a Messy Church in England (but not the same one!) and it has continued to grow since then.
If you pop into Messy Church in Cupar, you’ll be welcomed as you arrive, before joining in with the other families in the various crafts and activities which relate to the Bible story for the day. The next part is a short service - a song, prayers and the Bible story, and finally a simple meal is served. Normally about 80 people come, most of them are not people who come to church on Sunday mornings.
If you’d like to see more, please come. All children need to be accompanied by an adult, but all adults do not need to be accompanied by a child. If you’d like to roll up your sleeves and do some crafts, if you’d like to mix with other people, if you like something that’s not meticulously packaged but is a little messy, please come. Messy Church requires a lot of hard work from a large team of people, so if you think you could help, please get in touch.
Whether or not you do these things, please pray. Thank God that he’s opened this door for us. Pray that through it many people locally might meet Jesus Christ and discover the richness of life he offers.