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.


Upcoming Events
Noisy Change   On the 2nd Sunday of the month (excluding May and December when it is the 1st Sunday of the month) We take up a collection of your spare change to impact and support a designated charity.
Serving at Churches
United for the

At present time volunteers cannot serve at the shelter. The
staff have been creative but are stretched thin as they’ve had
to change to doing all in‐house with staff.
To learn about ways to continue to support the mission go to the bottom of the page of their website https://churchesunited.org/process.php?option=com_services&task=detail&id=17 and click on the donate button.

Tool collection   We are always collecting common house‐hold tools to enable
new immigrants with LSS to fix and maintain their homes. A
5‐gallon bucket to collect donations is located in the north
Emergency Food Pantry  

All year long we collect non‐perishable/ dry/canned food
goods along with 12‐ count clean, empty egg cartons, and
clean plastic grocery bags. A donations trunk is located in the north entrance of the church

YWCA Shelter  

We collect items for the women and children’s emergency
shelter: Currently they are only accepting items from their needs list: https://www.ywcacassclay.org/urgent-needs/

Donations may be left in the wicker basket in the north entrance.

Project Hope  

Our Wednesday afternoon Women’s Bible study collects
toiletry products (soap, toothpaste, shampoo, etc.) and
distributes them to a variety of local charities in need of these
items. A basket to collect donations is located just outside of
the Sanctuary on top of the bookshelf.

Thanksgiving Offering  

Every November we work to raise awareness of and combat
against hunger. This is a two‐fold effort. Your donations of
both of non‐perishable/ canned/ dry food goods for the FM
Emergency Food Pantry as well as financial offerings for ELCA
World Hunger are brought forward and blessed at our
Thanksgiving Eve Worship.

Christmas Outreach  

Messiah alternates our focus each year between Operation
Christmas Child Shoeboxes and the Giving Tree of Hope. We do
this believing we can impact needs in both our local
neighborhood as well as the global community.

March MN
  During the month of March we encourage members & friends to
donation canned and dry goods and/ or monetary donation to
the FM Emergency Food Pantry to help restock the shelves. We
also have shifts to fill in working to fill food baskets at the
Pantry. Shift sign‐up is at the Welcome Center.

Van Rides to Worship


At present the church van is available but not running because riders have opted to stay home for their wellness. If you desire a ride to worship. Please contact the office, 7101-237-6770, no later than 5:00 p.m. on Thursdays so we can make arrangements for a driver.


Ongoing Projects
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. 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
March- We participate in the March MN FoodShare Project collecting donations of money & food items to replenish food shelves in MN and bordering cities.
Christmas Outreach Projects include participation in the Holiday Clearing Bureau's Giving Tree and the Christmas Shoe Box Project on alternating years.
Messiah Quilters meet weekly on Wednesdays from 8:30 am- 12:00 pm and can use as many volunteers as are interested- no experience necessary. Quilts are created to give to mission projects, area ministries, and individuals in need.