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.


Our July Messy Church is next Tuesday, July 14, and yes, we are still virtual. Our theme is a great one for July (water, fish, a ship and a storm): Jonah’s Messy Olympics! We will learn about the story of Jonah and how he tried to hide from God – which was not a very good idea! Then we will enjoy Olympic-themed activities. (The Olympics were scheduled for this July, but now are postponed until next year due to -you know it! – COVID 19.) We are doing a bit of pre-Olympic training so we are really prepped for 2021! Get ready for ping-pong racing and a search for Jonah through some nasty messy glop. Sounds like a lot of Messy fun to me!

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

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

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!