Messy Church

1st Saturdays
Beginning January 6
4:30 – 6:30pm

At First United Methodist Church of Pasadena

(Park in the Back Parking lot, enter from Green St.)

Life is a little messy for all of us, and that’s okay!

Messy Church is an alternative, intergenerational, interactive community of faith for all kinds of people with all kinds of messiness in their lives. It’s for people of all ages, and it’s especially great for families with young children. At Messy church, we keep everyone together in the same space. Parents and kids stay together. Adults without kids are welcome, too. Couples, singles, people with disabilities and learning differences, people of all ethnicities, gender identities and sexual orientations, everyone is welcome! We’ll play together, create together, share stories and laugh together, and finally, we’ll gather around big tables and eat together.

Messy Church is just once a month, on the first Saturday, beginning in January.

We hope to see you there!

Messy Church Values


Messy Church is a church that helps people encounter Jesus as Lord and Savior. Messy Church is part of The Bible Reading Fellowship which believes, with the historic churches, in one God, who is Father, Son and Holy Spirit.


Messy Church is for adults and children to enjoy together. Every element is relevant and accessible to all ages.


Messy Church uses hands-on activities to explore Bible stories, to reflect a God of creativity and to give people a chance to play together.


Messy Church reflects a God of unconditional love and is a church for people outside church, providing an oasis of welcome and a safe space in which to thrive. Messy Church is about hospitality, expressed most evidently by eating together.


Messy Church reflects a God of joy who wants people to have life in all its fullness.