Messy Church

Here at Sandpoint UMC, we believe that the path to discovering God and nurturing faith doesn't have to be neat and tidy. Messy Church is a weekly activity for kids (and sometimes adults!) to discover and learn about faith through craft projects and fun activities. In the past, these activities have included a water slide, rock painting, paper crafts, sign-making, tie-dying, and more!

At Messy Church, kids can develop lifelong friendships and support systems while having fun, learning about God, and making awesome crafts!

We follow Safe Saunctuaries guidelines to keep kids safe from abuse at church functions.

Check out ChuckKnowsChurch for fun YouTube videos about faith for kids!


Arts and crafts fun


Valentine's card-making supplies


There is never a shortage of paint to craft with at SUMC


The Messy Church kids learning about water through snowmen. Because why not make the two feet of snow outside into a fun lesson?

More painting

More painting time for the kids


The Messy Church kids making birdhouses

Finished birdhouse

Finished birdhouse!


Advent crafts!

Tie dye

Tie dye!


Making a sign...

Finished sign

...the finished sign!


Learning to lift up those stuck in the darkness through crafting laterns