Messy Church



This month, we explore the story of David and Goliath (1 Samuel 17: 32 - 50)

Follow this link to an entertaining re-telling of the story:

David chose five stones to carry with him in his bag when he went to face the giant, Goliath. In the end, it only took one stone for David to achieve his victory.


Trying out the craft activities...

Rock cake Recipe 

This delicious recipe was contributed by one of our Messy Church volunteers:

 8 oz (225 g) self-raising flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
4 oz (100 g) soft margarine
2 oz (50 g) granulated sugar
4 oz (100 g) mixed dried fruit
2 oz (50 g) currents
1 egg
About 1 tablespoon milk

Pre-heat oven 200C/400F/Gas 6 lightly greased a large baking tray
Measure flour and baking powder into a large bowl, add margarine and rub in with fingertips until mixture resembles fine bread crumbs.
Stir in the sugar and fruit. Add the egg and milk and mix to a stiff mixture. If dry, add a little more milk.
Using a spoon, shape mixture into 8 large or 12 smaller rough mounds, and place onto prepared baking tray. Sprinkle with Demerara sugar.
Bake in the pre-heated oven for about 15 minutes or until a pale golden brown at the edges.. cool on a wire rack.



Follow this link to an article which suggests that the five stones David carried represent five characteristics of David the boy:

Some songs for you to sing...

Faith as small as a mustard seed by Doug Horley

Faithful One by Brian Doerksen

Be bold, be strong by Morris Chapman

We are marching in the light of God (siya hamb' ekukhanyen'kwenkhos) 
This song was translated into English by Anders Nyberg but there is a little challenge in this version - we hope you enjoy it!

A prayer to make your own..










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