9:30 AM09:30


H.U.G.S.  (Healing, Understanding, Grieving, Sharing)

H.U.G.S, Messiah’s group for widows, is a group that shares the experiences of Healing, Understanding, Giving and Support.  The upcoming events follow below.  More information is to follow.  Call Carolyn Hannick at 614-891-9138 if you have questions.  A registration form and any payment due must be received by each event’s deadline.  Forms are outside Pastor Linda’s office (room 403) or at the Visitors Deck. Registration deadline signified by DL.                   

July 19  Thurs    “Rest of Your Life – Best of Your Life”  What will your life look like in 5 years and who’s in control of the possibilities?   St. Ann’s $0  11:30  Breakfast @ Sunny Café (OYO) 9:30  DL – 7/5

Aug 8 Wed.       Ladies’ lunch TBA

Aug 16  Thurs.   Paint and Pallets  Cost - $55 for project     Venue -  Rusty Bucket, Worthington   Must have a minimum of 10 people signed up.  See description on accompanying page.  DL – July 25

Sept 7  Friday   “On Golden Pond”  Curtain Players  $15  DL -  Aug 14    Dinner TBA (OYO)

Sept 12 Wed.    Ladies’ Lunch TBA


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6:00 PM18:00

4th Friday Community Outreach

Westerville 4th Friday Volunteers

The Westerville Visitors Bureau coordinates a community event of food carts, entertainment & extended hours for uptown retailers on the 4th Friday of every month from April to September. This year the city will be closing State Street at the north end of Messiah (Home Road will remain open) to the City Hall complex.  Messiah will again be offering hospitality through the use of its rest rooms, glass of lemonade or water, and endless smiles and kind greetings. With expected additional foot traffic from the street closure we're looking for a couple more individuals each month to support our existing base of faithful volunteers. If you're interested in assisting with any of the 4th Fridays, please contact Sue Jones at 614-895-1078 or westervillejones@aol.com.


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8:30 AM08:30

Men's Bible Study

Men's Bible Study will be embarking on a study of the End Times in 2018. We will have an initial meeting to discuss our approach to the topic on Jan 27 the study itself on Feb 10. Further meetings will be held on Jul. 14 & 28, and Aug. 11 & 25. (There is no meeting on May 26 due to Memorial Day weekend.) We will begin our next topic in September.

Men's Bible Study meets on the second and fourth Saturdays of most months in room 300. If you have questions, please contact William McCracken (william.mccracken@gmail.com). We hope to see you there!

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to Jul 29

Christmas in July!

Christmas in July

We all love receiving Christmas gifts but unfortunately, there are kids around the world who never have heard of Christmas, let alone received a gift. Operation Christmas Child is a ministry run by Franklin Graham in conjunction with Samaritan’s Purse that provides shoebox gifts to these under privileged children. This small shoebox can teach a child about the love of God, lead him or her to faith in Christ, inspire pastors, and plant new churches. What goes into the box is useful and fun, but what comes out is eternal. We invite you to be a part of changing lives through the power of a simple gift.

When we started this project, our goal was 100 boxes and we filled 120. Last year 181 boxes were filled. This year our goal is 200 boxes and I am confident that Messiah can do this.

The boxes will be available outside of the sanctuary on June 23 and 24. Included will be a label that includes ideas of what to pack, a coloring page, and a picture of the church so the recipient can see where the gift is coming from. The $9 fee will be covered so you don’t need to include it.

The boxes will be returned the weekend of July 28 and 29. We will have a Christmas celebration , sing Christmas hymns and enjoy some Christmas goodies.

Thank you,

Susie Hoff


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9:30 AM09:30

Pastor's Bible Study

Pastor’s Bible Study

Join Rev. Wilson for an introductory study of the Book of Daniel beginning Thursday, August 2nd.  The class meets in the chapel.  It is held on Thursday, with one class starting at 9:30am and the evening class starting at 7:00pm. A free study guide is available in the church office. Join us for a simple time of learning and fellowship. The class lasts one hour. Everyone welcomed.


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3:00 PM15:00

New Member Meeting


Interested in joining our Messiah family? The next informational meeting will be held Sunday, August 5th at 3 pm for persons wanting more information about joining the membership of Church of the Messiah.  Pastor Jim Wilson will give a brief overview of the ministries of the church and answer any questions about church belief and membership.  Please contact Administrative Assistant to Membership & Ministry, Nita Jeffries for more information.

Meet in the Church Lounge at 3pm.

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6:30 PM18:30

Summer Splash

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Summer Splash – August 5th from 6:30-8:30pm

Join us at Highlands Park Aquatic Center (245 S. Spring Rd, Westerville) for a night at the pool!  There will be swimming, music, snacks, and prizes.  Invite your friends, neighbors, and co-workers to this FREE event.

Want to volunteer to help?  Sign up here:  www.messiahumc.net/children




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8:00 AM08:00

Young at Heart

Young At Heart

All seniors are invited to join Messiah’s group just for us.  We have monthly outings that change with the seasons.  Deadline for submitting your mandatory registration form and any payment due is signified by DL.   Just slip the envelope under Pastor Linda’s door (room 403).  Make checks out to Church of the Messiah UMC and write the event on the memo line. If you have questions, please call Carolyn Hannick at 614-891-9138.  Remember, when we use the 15 passenger church bus it’s first come first seated as completed registration forms and payment are received.  Forms are outside Pastor Linda’s office and at the Visitors Desk.  Make checks out to Church of the Messiah UMC and write event on memo line.

Aug 6  Mon.                 German Village Book Loft and Golden Hobby Gift Shop. Lunch at Lindey’s DL -July 20

Aug 31  Friday             Greek Festival at Greek Orthodox Church, downtown Columbus  DL – Aug 10

Sept 7  Friday               “On Golden Pond”  Curtain Players  $15  DL - Aug 7  Dinner TBA (OYO)

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9:30 AM09:30

Kindergarten Bibles & Back to School Blessing - August 12th

Kindergarten Bibles & Back to School Blessing – August 12th at 9:30 & 11:00

Kindergarten students will receive their very own Bible during the service!  Also, all kids K-6th Grade are invited to join us in worship, be prayed over for the starting of the school year, and receive a small gift for their backpack. (There will be no Messiah Kids this Sunday.)


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8:20 AM08:20

Serve Breakfast at Church for All People

Church of the Messiah has a long standing ministry with Church For All People. On the third Sunday of each month, Messiah families prepare, deliver, and serve breakfast to ~130 neighbors at the Church For All People. For many of these folks it may be the only meal that they receive that day. We provide 10 casseroles, two large trays of Corned Beef Hash, three gallons of milk, apple juice, and orange juice, bananas, seasonal fruit, and paper products.  Breakfast servers arrive by 8:20AM, breakfast is served from 8:30AM, and worship follows afterwards at 9:15AM. To learn more about supporting the breakfast ministry, contact Mickey Cox 614-893-1569 or click on the link to signup  http://www.signupgenius.com/go/church81





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4:00 PM16:00

YWCA Family Center Dinner

Messiah serves a dinner of fried chicken, gravy, mashed potatoes, corn, fruit, rolls, and brownies to the guests staying at the YWCA Family Center (900 Harvey Ct. Columbus) once a quarter. We depend on volunteers to provide fruit, rolls and brownies.

If you would like to help with food donations or would like to prepare food or serve, please sign up at http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0f49adaf23a57-ywca

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9:00 AM09:00

Vacation Bible School June 25-29 NOW FULL


Vacation Bible School June 25-29 (9am-noon) - NOW FULL

Calling all PK-5th Graders!  Set sail on a week-long adventure where we'll discover the truth that Jesus carries us through all of life's storms.  We've packed our VBS experience full of great games, yummy snacks, fun crafts, and amazingly true Bible stories.  Get ready for the best week of your summer!  Sign up today at www.vbspro.events/p/messiah2018

*Must be fully potty-trained and have turned 3 by September 1, 2017.  School aged based on what grade you’ll be going into for the 2018-2019 school year.


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7:00 PM19:00

Grief Recovery

The Grief Recovery Method® 10-Week Support Group Program

The Action Program for Moving Beyond Death, Divorce, Career, Health, Trust, Faith, and Other Losses

People say you have to let go and move on in your life after a loss, but they don’t tell you what you need to do to accomplish that. The Grief Recovery Method® helps to make that possible by providing guidance and support.

The 10 week program will meet on Tuesdays, March 27 –May 29, 2018 • From 7:00 – 9:00pm – Chapel

Cost: $40 (includes book)

For further information or to register, please contact Glen Needham 614-578-3417 or grneedham@me.com Pat Trout 614-337-1570 or pattrout16@gmail.com


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to Apr 14

Rummage, Furniture, and Bake Sale


Mark your calendar for April 13 & 14. Friday, April 13th from 8:30am-2pm and Saturday, April 14th from 8:30am—1:00pm. 

Donations of clothing and household items (no furniture, TVS, or computers) can be dropped off on the top floor of the church on April 9th through noon on Thursday, April 12th.

Volunteers are needed to sort and price items during the week.  A time of fellowship and lunch is provided Monday - Thursday at noon for all helpers. Strong men are needed on Sunday, April 8th at 12:30 for table setup and for tear down on Saturday, April 14th at 1:00pm. 

Proceeds from the sale benefit missions locally and around the globe.


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