Messy Church!
March 1, 2024 5:30PM

We certainly brought the Love at the March 1 Messy Church!  We collected donations of $1850 in gift cards for feeding our local immigrant population from this event and our Ash Wednesday Service.  These $25/$50 Market Basket Gift Card donations will be given to Community Teamwork(CTI) that is managing this immigrant relief effort in Lowell.  We celebrated with lots of dancing, music, activities and dinner.  Check out some of these pictures!

Messy Church is a new program started last Fall 2023 at West Chelmsford United Methodist Church that is designed as a community gathering for all ages. We are lucky enough to be financially supported through a grant from the United Methodist Foundation of New England to help out with food costs, supplies and marketing efforts. This is a contemporary worship experience celebrating community diversity and offers a night of dinner, fun activities, and games. Our first event was Friday, October 13, 2023 as we honored Jesus as our "Superhero"!.  Our December 15, 2023 at 5:30PM Messy Church theme celebrated Jesus with a "Birthday Party"!  Both events were well attended where stomachs were filled and fun was had by all. Over 150 pair of socks and many hats were collected in the December Messy Church for delivery to those in need at the Lowell Transitional Living Center.  Our March 1, 2024 Messy Church topped off a major fundraiser by collecting $1850 in Market Basket gift cards to help a nonprofit organization called Community Teamwork fight food insecurity for many of our migrants from Haiti, Venezuela, and other countries living on the Lowell area.  Amazing! Our May 3, 2024 Messy Church raised donations for New Mothers by donations of diapers, wipes and formula that will be given to nonprofit organizations in Lowell area supporting New Mothers. This included a big Italian dinner, music and activities for all generations. Look for our next Messy Church on this website.  Planning is being done for the next Messy Church so come back to this website to see when the next one is.  See you there! 

The program was started by BRF Ministries ( in the United Kingdom in 2004 and it has spread to programs being offered around the world!  Messy Church values are about being Christ-centered, for all ages, based on creativity, hospitality and celebration.  It is an evening for adults, youth and children seeking a fun way to enjoy your faith journey no matter where you are on this path.  Come join us on the scheduled Friday of the month for dinner and activities!