MESSY church


Messy church

Are you looking for a way to connect to God, but you aren’t sure regular church will fit?  

Do you want to find a safe place where your family can enjoy positive activities and eat dinner together?


Try Messy Church!

Messy Church is an activity and celebration experience for the entire family that meets on the second Tuesday of each month from 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. here at WUMC.

We have games, crafts and activities for all ages focused around a different theme each month.  The celebration time includes music, prayer, retelling of a Bible story, followed by a family style dinner.  You’ll go home with new ideas to connect with your family and with God.  There is no cost, no dress code and no age limit.

Messy Church is an all-age worship experience with crafts, activities, Celebration Time and dinner – for all! 

Register for Messy Church by clicking here.

We are a Safe Sanctuaries church. To view our policy, click here.

Questions? Contact Cindy Banek at (757) 229-1771 Ext 258 or

messy adventure

On Ascension Day (Thursday, May 21) Messy Churches from all over the globe set out on the speediest round-the-world trip ever, to celebrate the amazing international Messy Church community and to bring a little joy to the day.  We set sail (virtually), took off (in our imaginations) and revved our (digital) engines for a whole day of Mess!

These hour-long videos (or less) are all available for you to watch.  Check out the playlist of videos to discover how we journeyed through the Bible with worship, storytelling, prayer, food for thought and all sorts of Messy fun.  The Messy Church USA videos are especially excellent.  Look for a familiar face on the “Jesus Journeys into the Jordan River” segment!

What's happening? Program online!

messy church online

While we are practicing social distancing, Messy Church is still happening each month online!

Click on a video below to view that month's Messy Church.  Located with each video are crafts and meal ideas connected to the theme of each month.  

We may be separated by the quarantine, but we can still be Messy!