Get Messy

It is sometimes difficult to have children attend church. They don’t like to sit still or be quiet or just listen. Frankly, I don’t blame them. I want children to be who they are…active, creative, and lively!

Get Messy is an opportunity for children along with their families do just that. It is on the second Sunday of each month from 11:00 a.m. to about 12:30 p.m. There is a time to make crafts as a family, a short (and lively) time of gathering, and a family friendly lunch. This time is about building community along with thinking about that greater power that is creator and love of all.

Don’t worry about getting messy, or being too loud, or squirming too much…just come and have fun with your family! Everyone is welcome at Get Messy!

There is no cost but we need a head count for food and supplies, so please register using the form below. Contact John Smoke for more information. Get Messy will be in the church gym at First United Methodist Church, 1032 Maple Avenue, Downers Grove, IL.

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Get Messy Registration

Please let us know which Sundays that you plan to attend in order to ensure we have enough food and supplies. If you agree, we will use the email address to send reminders of future activities. Otherwise, the information you provide will not be used for any other purpose.

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There must be at least one adult attending the entire service.
Please give the full name and age of each child attending the service.
Please select all the dates in 2022 that you plan to attend. We will send reminders the week before in case your plans change.
Please provide any relevant information we may need, e.g., dietary restrictions or allergies.
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