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.