Winnipeg MB Canada

Rescheduled from October 2020 due to COVID-19 and re-created as an online event!

Messy Connections brought together Messy Church teams as well as those interested in launching Messy Church in a four-day conference with Messy Church founders and leaders. This conference was an interactive, energized, musical, and inspired online event that connected you with other leaders and with your own learning in Messy Church. 

Messy Connections brought together international, national and local Messy Church leaders. Our leaders include UK guests Lucy Moore (founder of Messy Church), Jill Phipps and Katie Norman (International Messy Vintage Pioneers) and Stephen Fischbacher (founder of Fischy Music); Australian guests Sandy Brodine and Claire Dawe; and Canadian leaders Linnea Good, Mark and Jane Hird-Rutter, Susie McPerson Derendy., Neil Mancor, David Zachary and Andrea Gallagher-Courteau.

One of the conference goals was to explore Messy Church as a part of the means of reconciliation with Indigenous peoples. With Indigenous leaders we explored story sticks, inukshuks, bannock making and the story of Turtle Island.

The videos of this conference will be valuable whether you are new to Messy Church and Messy Vintage and want learning opportunities, or whether you are experienced in these and want deepening opportunities.  You will find all the videos at the end of the schedule.

The conference aims to be a connecting point for people and for ministry. 

Thursday, October 14, 2021

Creating a Story Stick with Susie McPherson Derendy

Connecting Community: Rebuilding People through Play with Lucy Moore

Pel Mel! Messy Church as Multicultural! (will be partly in French) with Neil Mancor

Biblical Story Telling with Linnea Good

Messy Creativity – how Learning Styles matter with Sandy Brodine

Messy Music to Share with Ron Klusmeier and friends

Friday October 15, 2021

Soap Stone Carving an Inukshuk with David Zachary

Messy Friendship with Lucy Moore

Music as Welcome and Teaching with Fischy Music

Messy Church in a Bag and Messy Science with Mark and Jane Hird-Rutter

Messy Creativity – Something for All Ages with Sandy Brodine

Messy Planning – Get Messy Planning and Adapting with Claire Dawe

Saturday, October 16, 2021

Bannock Making with Susie McPherson Derendy

Messy Vintage with Jill Phipps and Katie Norman

Music as Prayer and Blessing with Fischy Music

Creation Based Messy Church – Telling Turtle Island with Andrea Gallagher-Courteau

Sunday, October 17, 2021

Living in the Mess, Living with the Mess with Lucy Moore

Thanks and AMEN!