Messy Church at Home: TWO


As promised, this week, a quick guide to making your Messy Church bird feeder, as part of our focus on Gods beautiful creation in Autumn.​

Picture 1 (below) shows all you need; some bird seed, a pack of lard at room temperature, some yoghurt pots and some string:


  First make a hole in the base of the yoghurt pot (soak the label off), using something pointy. Be careful and get Mum or Dad to help you. Thread the string through the hole and tie it in a loop.

2   Here’s the messy bit! Mix a couple of handfuls of seed with quarter of a block of lard using your hands!!! Yuck! Then squeeze as much of the mix into the pot as you can.

3    Put the pot into the fridge for a couple of hours to harden the fat.

4    Hang up your feeder on a tree branch near a window (see picture 2 below). 5   Watch and enjoy and send us your photos to put on our web site.

6    MOST IMPORTANT: Say a prayer of thanks to God for his amazing and awesome world, and do all you can to protect it.


A great bible passage to help us give thanks comes from Paul’s letter to the Colossians, chapter 3, vs 15-17:

"Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be THANKFUL. Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom through psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit, singing to God with GRATITUDE in your hearts. And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, GIVING THANKS to God the Father through him."

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