”We want to give you a family that changes your world.”
What is Mikaelmessu?
Mikaelmessu is a non-formal Christian worship service that will touch your heart. We welcome you in Michael´s church at Puistokatu 16 every other week on Sunday at 5 pm to worship with us and to be part of our fellowship whatever your language is or where ever you come from, whether you are visiting Turku or living here.
We usually start with up-beat worship music led by Jippu & Mikaelmessu house band. The worship service includes interviews, teaching, prayer ministry, the holy communion and snacks in the end of the service.
Ask the staff or the person at the information desk for a possibility for translation. It is often possible into English. We also often have translation into Persian and Arabic.
A PLAY ROOM: We have a play room with a nanny for small children in the back of the church. Parents are welcome too!
SUNDAY SCHOOL: For about 3-7 years old children we provide a possibility to attend Sunday school (in Finnish) during the teaching for adults. Parents are encouraged to join the first time.
INTERNATIONAL BIBLE FAMILY (now having a break!)
International family has met every other week on Thursdays at 5.30 – 7 pm in the parish house club room but is now having a break. We will inform here when the situation changes.
For more information please mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org
INTERNATIONAL SUNDAY CAFÈ
International Sunday café is for everybody who wants to enjoy coffee, chat and games in international atmosphere. Both people from foreign countries and Finnish people are welcome. We meet in Mikonmökki (Puistokatu 13)every Sunday at 7 pm.
We have a group for Arabic speakers, if you are interested, please contact email@example.com
IN OUR FAMILIES YOU CAN…
- grow in grace, love and joy
- learn to know Jesus, faith, prayer and Bible better
- experience God´s loving care & guidance
- make friends
- experience the blessing of commintment
- get a chance to serve God & people
- find a new direction for your life
Next Alpha course starts in autumn 2018
Alpha is an international course that runs worlwide and explores the basics of Christian faith. It has ten sessions and a weekend camp. Each meeting includes snacks, music, a short talk and a discussion at the end, where you can share your thoughts. Once a year we run an Alpha course with a possibility for translation into English. It is also a great opportunity to make friends with Finnish people. The next Alpha course starts in September 2018. Registrations/requests: firstname.lastname@example.org or 040 3417 412
What makes Christianity special among all other religions is grace, but unfortunately many of us have experiences of parishes that are better at judging people than loving them. To Mikaelmessu-fellowship you are always warmly welcome as you are. God accepts everybody without conditions and we are trying to follow His example.
John Burke writes in his book Perfect people not allowed about Gateway church in Texas, where they have tried to take grace seriously and place it in the heart of everything they do. That book is – along with the Bible – a book that defines what grace means for us.
We want love to be more than empty words. We want to build a fellowship, where we care for each others and offer a helping hand to those who need help.
In fellowship with each others and with God we grow in the knowledge of God and in love. The best place for this are our families, that will welcome you warmly.
A real experience of grace and love produces joy. In church both adults and children are allowed to have fun. We hope that the joyful atmosphere is also inviting new people to explore faith and life with us.
In Finnish culture spiritual life is best described with ”funeral atmosphere”. The hyms are played in minor and the looks on the faces are serious. We want to be a protest to ”funeral Christianity”. Therefore every worship service starts with a joke to break the serious culture and prejudices. In Mikaelmessu and in our families you will – and must – also have fun.