As Christians, we’re called to reach outside the bounds of our congregation to those in need, both in the local community and beyond. In addition to vital social ministry work, some in our congregation are active in more evangelistic pursuits. Some members visit their neighbors in the community with the Good Word of Christ. Some provide printed materials to those in need,and some take part in our Visitation Ministry, bringing Christ’s healing love to people who are grieving, depressed or experiencing other stresses in their lives.
In His Great Commission, Jesus sent His followers out into the world to “make disciples of all nations.” Living that commandment is what outreach work at Messiah is all about.
Volunteers are needed each month on the 3rd Saturday to prepare and serve the evening meal at Churches United for the Homeless. We have several slots open for the spring months. Please stop at the Welcome Center or contact the office if you'd like to signup and serve.
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|Sign up to Work by serving the evening meals at Churches United for the Homeless on the third Saturday of each month. This activity is terrific for singles, families, groups of friends, etc. If you would like to help, please contact the church office, 237-6770.|
|Another Opportunity to serve: Churches United for the Homeless is looking for individuals who can help distribute clothing on the 4th Saturday of each month from 10:00 AM-12:00 PM. Please call La Verne for info. or to sign-up at 235-2583.|
|An annual event to raise funds for local and global agencies that feed those in needs.|
|In the Community: Individuals and groups at Messiah are active in many worthwhile causes, including:|
|Serving meals at Churches United for the Homeless|
|Helping the F-M Emergency Food Pantry|
|Sending birthday cards to the 60+ age group of the congregation|
|Participating in Global Mission Events|
|Giving to various refugee causes|
|Taking part in the CROP Walk for World Hunger At Thanksgiving we collect items for the FM. Emergency Food Pantry and send a special offering to World Hunger - a division of the ELCA. Christmas Outreach Projects include participation in the Holiday Clearing Bureau's Giving Tree and the Christmas Shoe Box Project.|