Messy Church at St John’s, Centralia

In October, St John’s, Centralia and Redeemer Lutheran (Fr David Baumann serves as Priest-in-Charge to both congregations) began a Messy Church outreach program aimed at the children of the neighborhood, and their friends, in which they serve. Messy Church happens on the first Sunday of every month, and features a Bible lesson, a themed craft, live music, games, and a dinner.

The November session of St John’s Messy Church was featured in the Centralia Morning Sentinel!

Primarily for people who don’t already belong to another church, Messy Church is an extended creative time to introduce people to Jesus and get to encounter Him in a relaxed atmosphere. With beginnings in 2004, Messy Churches happen all over the world. You can read more about the Messy Church movement on their website.


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  • Shirley Ann Sheere April 23, 2021, 5:04 pm

    Hello. I live in California. My parents now decreased and myself knew Father David Bauman when he was a Curate at Saint Anselms of Canterbury in Garden Grove, Ca. I was thinking about him recently and wondering if he was still ministering. I’m not sure if he would remember the “Sheete” family? I went a few times to his ministry in Placentia. My parents did as well, but decided to leave which surprised me. He, to me, is a wonderful minister as he was a Curate at St. Anselms under Father Habibi (that could be misspelled). I was getting ready to be married in 1973, and my husband to be, Dale Middaugh was spending some time with him learning about the Episcopal Church. (Dale and I have since divorced). I was hoping and indeed praying that even though Father Bauman lives in ILL, that he might contact me. As surprising as this is to myself, I’m not sure if I am losing my once devoted faith in Christ. Before this Pandemic, my family and I have not been able to “find” an Episcopal Minister or even one of the Lutheran Church where they feel ***seriously*** the faith and devotion to Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior as I always have since I was such a very little girl. I have no expectations of Father David Bauman other than praying he might email me or even call me. I’m hoping he remembers me or my parents. Father David Bauman has always been sensitive to the needs of others. This I know to be true as is his faith. I would not at this time feel comfortable detailing any thing else. I would like to send my cell number however. 760 382 9424. Oh, I am now 67 years old. Yes, it’s been quite awhile since last seeing Father Bauman. Whatever the outcome, I will understand. May the Peace of the Lord be with you all. Amen. In kindness, Shirley Ann Sheere.

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