About 20 Messy Church leaders converged on St. Andrew's United Church in Lacombe for a Messy Meet-up on October 20th.
The day was hosted by St. Andrew's and facilitated by Sue and Andy Kalbfleisch, Messy Church Canada Team Leaders from Ontario. It was a chance for those who offer Messy Church in their communities to share ideas and talk through the issues that have come up for them. Topics included everything from engaging all ages, to food preparation, to ecumenical partnerships and ways to deepen discipleship with the people who attend our Messy Churches.
There was great representation from the diocese of Edmonton, with participants from St. Michael & All Angels, Christ Church, St. Luke's and St. Augustine Parkland. Others came from the Salvation Army, Lutheran and United Churches, from Edmonton, St. Albert, Spruce Grove, Lacombe and Calgary.