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We kicked off the New Year with 3 new families attending which was great, so the numbers were above average. The themes centred around the wisdom of older people, patience and waiting and recognising what's special about people. To get us talking about this, ourMessy families made a 'timeline' collage, guessed the leaders from their baby photographs, wrestled with puzzles, made cards to give to an older person they knew and piped faces of elderly people in coloured icing onto biscuits. Very popular that one! While all this was going on ice cubes were slowly melting to reveal a jelly baby and though some of the children would have been happy to eat it immediately ice cube and all, the idea was that they had to wait until the end of Messy Church and we linked this to the story of Simeon and Anna waiting 84 years to see the Christ.

We decided to tell the story with 2 puppets and even found a suitable song for Simeon to sing with Anna joining in (great 'lip-syncing' from Caroline and Genny, there!). The boys and girls loved it which made everyone smile. And yes — the ice cubes melted just in time for the children to eat their jelly babies.

Carol, Caroline, Trevor, Genny, Janet, Jan, Julia

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