7:00 PM19:00

Grief Recovery Alumni

The Grief Recovery Method® -Alumni Group

This program is open to anyone who has completed the basic Grief Recovery Method program – either in a group or as a one-on-one. The group is open to participants who have gone through the program through any of the central Ohio classes/programs, with any of the Certified Grief Recovery Specialists in the area.

The program will allow participants to work on an additional relationship in a safe setting, with others who have experienced the basic program. Bring your book – or purchase another one when the class begins. If you have your loss history graph from your initial class, you may bring it – but it’s not required. Cost of the class is $20.00 ($30 if you need a book)

Please consider joining us, whether your loss is from: death, divorce or end of a relationship, loss of a career, loss of trust, loss of faith, loss of safety, or loss of health.

The 4-week program will begin Tuesday, September 4 – through September 25 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM  For further information call: Lois Hall 614-620-3664 or email or Vicki Shepherd 614-805-4641 or email



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9:30 AM09:30

Pastor's Bible Study

Pastor’s Bible Study

Join Rev. Wilson for a study of "Thriving in Babylon" begins Thursday, September 13th.  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. Books are available in the church office for $10. Join us for a simple time of learning and fellowship. The class lasts one hour. Everyone welcomed.


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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


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3:00 PM15:00



Sunday, October 7, 2018

3pm-6pm at Lynd Fruit Farm - 9851 Morse Road in Pataskala





Also available (for cost with a MESSIAH group rate) - apple and pumpkin picking, corn maze, bounce houses, barrel-train rides, farm market

Find MESSIAH at the campfire near the corn maze. Invite your friends and neighbors. Come and go as you please, please!

Sign up here:

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to Oct 20

Rummage Sale


Mark your calendar for October 19 and 20. Friday, October 19th from 8:30am-2pm and Saturday, October 20th 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 October 15th through noon on Thursday, October 18th.

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, October 14th at 12:30 for table setup and for tear down on Saturday, October 20th at 1:00pm. 

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


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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, November 4th 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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4:00 PM16:00

Steps of Faith 5K Run/Walk & Food Drive

Join us this September for our 7th Annual Steps of Faith 5K Run/Walk & Food Drive at Alum Creek Park off of Main St in Westerville.

Steps of Faith 5K is a community event celebrating all abilities—whether you are able to run, walk, or wheel your way to the finish line. Steps of Faith was inspired by a central Ohio Run For God community with the simple desire to glorify God in all that we do. The event is an opportunity to encourage one another in fellowship to run our race (Hebrews 12:1). This year’s race carries additional meaning as part of the 200th birthday celebration of Church of the Messiah United Methodist. The event will take place not far from the original gathering site for this congregation along Alum Creek.

NEW THIS YEAR, a Food Drive is being organized at the race by Drew Reed, a scout from Boy Scout Troop 560 as his Eagle Project.   Participants and spectators are invited to bring food items. Collected food items will be donated locally to the food pantry at the Westerville Area Resource Ministry (W.A.R.M.). Our goal is to collect 2,000 lbs of food for our 200th celebration. 

Music at the event will be provided by 104.9 The River!

All race proceeds will be distributed by Church of the Messiah United Methodist to support The Heinzerling Foundation and Bradley’s House of Hope, both working to engage & develop individuals with disabilities in a loving & nurturing environment.

Sign up now at

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5:30 PM17:30

Messiah's 200th Anniversary Celebration!


200th Celebration Schedule

Friday, Sep 14th  200th Anniversary Road Trip

Destination:  Backwoods Fest (Thornville, OH) A premier craft show in central Ohio with over 300 vendors, music, etc. Cost: Free. Sign up in the church office. Lead by Rev. Jim & Nancy Wilson

Saturday, Sep 15th  200th Birthday Party

Rev. Jim Wilson preaching Special Music by Anne Schertzer. Birthday cake and ice cream after worship in front of the church (weather permitting)

Sunday, Sep 16th  Holy Communion (8:15)

Location:  Sanctuary    (30 minute service)

Sunday, Sep 16th  200th Worship Celebration

Bishop Palmer preaching (9:30 and 11:00) 75+ member choir and orchestra (9:30 and 11:00)Children’s Birthday party with inflatables in gym (9:30) Catered Brunch in the fellowship hall (9:30-11:30).

Sunday, Sep 16th Prayers at the Creek

Sunrise Vespers at 7:00am and Sunset Candlelight Vespers at 7:30pm at Astronaut Park in Westerville


Starting making plans now on how you can celebrate  Church of the Messiah’s 200th birthday.   Here are three gifts to choose from to help celebrate a really BIG birthday:


Our local Habitat for Humanity organization is building a home for a family in need.  We are  organizing 4 specific days where Church of the Messiah will be the volunteers in building this home.  Sept, 15, 17, 18, and 22. Sign up on the board by the Welcome Center. 200 hours for 200 years. 


Our local resource ministry called WARM helps so many people in need on a daily basis.  Our goal is to collect 2,000 pounds of food for WARM.  You can drop off your donations anytime between now and September 16th at the church.  Place the items in the 200th birthday crate located in the hallway.


Join us in offering humanitarian assistance to our friends in Cuba by donating money to buy 20,000 pounds of rice and beans.  Monetary donations can be placed in the offering plate and marked “Cuba food.”



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9:30 AM09:30

3rd Grade Bible Day

 Calling all 3rd graders!  Join us September 9 from 9:30-noon for an exciting morning of games, trivia, and crafts as we learn more about the Bible and how to use it.  We’ll end our time together with a pizza party!  You won’t want to miss it!!  You’ll receive your 3rd Grade Bible during our 9:30 service.  Be sure to RSVP to DJ Kim ( by Sept 2nd.

Calling all 3rd graders!  Join us September 9 from 9:30-noon for an exciting morning of games, trivia, and crafts as we learn more about the Bible and how to use it.  We’ll end our time together with a pizza party!  You won’t want to miss it!!  You’ll receive your 3rd Grade Bible during our 9:30 service.  Be sure to RSVP to DJ Kim ( by Sept 2nd.

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