“In the beginning there was NOTHING! Nothing to hear. Nothing to feel. Nothing to see. Only emptiness and darkness. But God was there and he had a wonderful plan.”
Jesus Storybook Bible
On Friday, September 13, 20 kids brought their moms and dads to Christ Church, Edmonton for our parish’s Season of Creation Messy Church.
Before dinner, Rev. Chelsy, associate priest, brought everyone together for the story of creation and to talk about our responsibility to care for the world that God created for us. After a delicious supper prepared by Rev. Nick, associate priest, the kiddos and their parents got messy with crafts intended to help us reduce our carbon footprint. We planted seeds of Nasturtium in compostable planters and made beeswax wraps in the hope that, by making these small changes in our homes, we can begin to reduce our family carbon footprint.
After crafts, everyone gathered outside to play with bubbles using recycled bubble makers out of plastic water bottles and vegetable and fruit mesh bags. Instead of throwing these materials out, Rev. Chelsy showed families how they can be recycled and used for play in our homes.
Submitted by Canon Chelsy Bouwman