Shoe box appeal

Every year we take part in the shoe box appeal. These small gestures of kindness really can make a difference in a child's life. Fill a shoe box with small ietms, such as:
  • toys, a small teddy or yo-yo
  • school supplies, pens or notepads
  • hygiene items, toothbrushes or a flannel
  • clothing, scarf/gloves and hair accessories

Please take a look at the step-by step instructions on the shoebox appeal website and also take note of drop-off points. 
If you are unable to pack a shoebox or you cannot get to a drop-off point; there is now an option of filling a box online! 

Jesus and Peter walking on water

Try one of these 4 activities, representing beaches of the Bible. Click HERE to be re-directed to the Messy Church page which will give you full instructions. 

Matthew 14:22 -33 (NIV)

Immediately Jesus made the disciples get into the boat and go on ahead of him to the other side, while he dismissed the crowd. After he had dismissed them, he went up on a mountainside by himself to pray. 
Later that night, he was there alone, and the boat was already a considerable distance from land, buffeted by the waves because the wind was against it. Shortly before dawn Jesus went out to them, walking on the lake. 
When the disciples saw him walking on the lake, they were terrified. “It’s a ghost,” they said, and cried out in fear. 
But Jesus immediately said to them: “Take courage! It is I. Don’t be afraid.” “Lord, if it’s you,” Peter replied, “tell me to come to you on the water.” 
“Come,” he said. Then Peter got down out of the boat, walked on the water and came toward Jesus. But when he saw the wind, he was afraid and, beginning to sink, cried out, “Lord, save me!” 
Immediately Jesus reached out his hand and caught him. “You of little faith,” he said, “why did you doubt?” And when they climbed into the boat, the wind died down. Then those who were in the boat worshiped him, saying, “Truly you are the Son of God.”