Messy Church, clean planet

Messy Church, clean planet

Lennoxville United Church celebrates Earth Day with special intergenerational event

By William Crooks

Local Journalism Initiative

The Lennoxville United Church (LUC) will host a unique “Messy Church” Earth Day celebration April 19, inviting individuals and families of all ages to engage in a variety of activities and worship in a communal atmosphere. The event, characterized by inclusivity and intergenerational participation, promises an integration of food, fun, and faith.

The celebration will commence at 5 p.m. with the distribution of nametags, followed by a time for coffee and socializing in a circle. At 5:30 p.m., attendees will enjoy a supper, setting the stage for the evening’s main activities.

From 6 to 7:30 p.m., the program features engaging crafts and activities suitable for all ages. The event will also include a short, dynamic worship session led by Rev. Mead Baldwin, alongside Shanna Bernier, Youth Minister for the Nakonha:ka Regional Council.

“The Messy Church has been happening in Lennoxville for quite awhile now,” said Bernier in an April 16 interview with The Record, “around 57 years.” She said the Messy Church project originally came from England. The aim is to be more accessible than Sunday morning Church. “It’s a little bit more of a softer landing,” Bernier said, “which is easier for young families to participate in.”

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