Jun
2
8:25 pm20:25

Messiah Crusaders - Softball Team

Come out and cheer on Messiah's co-ed softball team! Games are at Hoff Woods Park on McCorkle Blvd Westerville on fields 1 or 3.

Friday, June 2nd 8:25pm against Vineyard

Friday, June 9th 6:15pm against Church of the Master

Friday, June 16th 6:15pm against Grace Brethren

Friday, June 23rd 7:20pm against St. John Neumann

 

Jun
6
7:00 pm19:00

Youth Welcome Home Concert

Our Jubilation Ringers, MS/HS, and Youth Choir will leave Westerville June 3rd for their summer tour. Please keep them in your prayers as they travel around Ohio and end up at Annual Conference at Lakeside. They will have a Homecoming concert at Messiah on Tuesday, June 6th at 7:00pm in the sanctuary. Join us as we celebrate the gift of music.

Jun
14
11:00 am11:00

HUGS

 

H.U.G.S. is Messiah’s fellowship group for widows.  While not a grief support group, the ladies do support each other through monthly outings, lunches, service projects and day trips.  They’ve also compiled a vetted list of handymen.  If you’d like to join this group please call Pastor Linda at 614-882-2167, ext. 108 or Carolyn Hannick at 614-891-9138.  Limited scholarships are available for most events through Pastor Linda.  The following schedule lists upcoming events, some of which may be tentative.  All fees are non-refundable unless the trip is cancelled or your ticket is sold to someone else.

June 14        Ladies’ Lunch TBA

June15         My Fair Lady at Otterbein$33.00    Dinner at Wendell’s Pub

June 22        Tour and serve at W.A.R.M.  Bring Mac and CheeseLunch to follow – TBA

July 6            Their Playing Our Song at Otterbein$33.00 Dinner at Old Bag of Nails

July 12         Ladies’ Lunch TBA

July 29         Alum Creek Amphitheatre Big Band Concert (6:30-8:30) Pot Luck at Zacchaeus House5:00

Aug. 5        Johnny Steiner in Concert at Otterbein$15.00Dinner TBA

Aug. 9          Ladies’ Lunch TBA

*Tentative       Click here for a signup sheet.

 

Jun
15
12:00 am00:00

Young at Heart

Young At Heart

Messiah’s Young At Heart (YAH) group is an active friendship group for our seniors.  While there is no age requirements, most of the group range between 60-90 years old.  Monthly outings take them to chocolate factories, riverboat cruises and other fun activities.  If you’d like to join or want more information, please call Pastor Linda at 614-882-2167 or Carolyn Hannick at 614-891-9138.  All program fees are non-refundable unless the activity is cancelled or your ticket is sold to someone else.  Limited scholarships to cover outings are available through Pastor Linda.

June 15         My Fair Lady at Otterbein$33.00      Dinner at Wendell’s Pub

June 16        Westerville Underground RailroadLibrary @ 10:30Lunch at Cucinova

July 6            Their Playing Our Song at Otterbein$33.00 Dinner at Old Bag of Nails

July 19         Pot Luck at Pastor Sharon and John Beattie’s

Aug. 5        Johnny Steiner in Concert at Otterbein$15.00Dinner TBA

Aug. 21         * Scavenger Hunt – Watch for details

*Tentative    Click here for a sign up sheet.

 

Jun
18
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

 

 

 

 

Jun
26
Jun 30

VBS 2017

Join us for a week of learning to follow Jesus - the light of the world!  We will have tons of fun games, exciting science experiments, creative crafts, yummy snacks, amazingly true Bible stories, and so much more!  You won't want to miss it! 

Jun
27
5:30 pm17:30

Run For God

  • Church of the Messiah

Run For God Returns

We are excited to announce the Run For God 5K class will be returning this Summer! This class is designed help ANYONE regardless of fitness or experience level complete their first 5K. There will be multiple plans and the activity can be altered to meet your physical needs! Please let you neighbors, friends, family know of this unique opportunity to train together and grow in our faith together! Families and Individuals of All ages welcome! We will be focusing our training on preparing for The Steps of Faith 5K in September. 

Our first class will be Tuesday, June 27th @ 5:30- 7:00. 

Please email or call me with questions! Christy Vincent vincentchristy1982@gmail.com or 614-270-1821

 

 

Jul
29
Jul 30

Christmas in July!

Come celebrate Christmas in July with us at Church of the Messiah! We'll sing Christmas Songs, there will be decorations, and we will dedicate our Shoeboxes filled with gifts to be given around the world through Samaritan's Purse.  Come Celebrate Christmas in July with us!

Aug
6
3:00 pm15:00

New Member Meeting

  • Church of the Messiah

Interested in joining our Messiah family? The next informational meeting will be held Sunday, August 6th 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.

Aug
6
6:30 pm18:30

Summer Splash

Summer Splash Community Wide Pool Party

Sunday, August 7th 6:30pm-8:30pm

Highlands Park Aquatic Center 245 S. Spring Rd.
Invite your family, friends, and neighbors to come and enjoy the fun and fellowship. Music provided by Legal Tender.

 

Aug
13
8:00 am08:00

Back to School Blessing

Join us at any of our weekend services August 12/13 as we have our Back to School Blessing. Children will receive a small trinket to remind them that God is with them and we are praying for them as they start off the new school year.

Aug
27
8:00 am08:00

50 year Member Recognition

50+ year members will be recognized at all of our services. They will also enjoy a dinner and music event on Sunday, August 27th at 5:30pm. Contact Nita Jeffries njeffries@messiahumc.net for more information.

Sep
17
6:00 pm18:00

Moebius

Moebius Announces Studies for 2017

Moebius begins new year of studies

 

Moebius is an ongoing study/discussion group that focuses on a broad range of topics related to the Historical Jesus, biblical scholarship, history of Christianity, faith vs. reason, and theological questions.  We are always challenged by our readings and learn much from our stimulating discussions.  Participants include members of Messiah as well as other churches.  We usually meet the 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month, September through April, 6:00-8:00 PM, in the Messiah Lounge.  Please join us for one or more of our studies this year; registration is not required, and volunteers bring refreshments.

Next session will begin Sept 17, 2017

We hope to see you at any of our sessions!  Contact Marlene Deringer at mderinge@gmail.com for more information

Oct
12
6:00 pm18:00

Fall Rummage Sale

Fall Rummage & Bake Sale

Mark your calendar for October 12, 13, and 14. New evening hours have been added for Thursday, October 12th from 6 - 8:30 pm. Friday, October 13th from 8:30am-2pm and Saturday, October 14th from 8:30am—noon.

 

Clean out your fall and winter holiday decorations now and pass them on to someone who can use them. Donations of clothing and household items (no furniture, TVS, or computers) can be dropped off on the top floor of the church on October 10th through noon on Thursday, October 13th.

 

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

 

Oct
29
5:00 pm17:00

Trunk or Treat

  • Church of the Messiah

Kids in 5th grade and under are encouraged to dress in costume. Together with their family they are invited to go from trunk to trunk to collect treats from 5-6pm. There will be games to play, a puppet show to watch and food for the family to enjoy. Bring your friends and neighbors! If you'd like to provide your car trunk and treats, let us know! The parking lot will open at 4pm to allow time for decorating before families arrive. 

Rain location is McVay Fellowship Hall.

Contact Xema Whitley for more details.

Nov
3
Nov 4

Smart Stepfamilies Conference - November 3 & 4

Church of the Messiah is excited to welcome Ron L. Deal, author and nationally known speaker on blended families, on Friday evening Nov. 3 and Saturday morning November 4, 2017.

Ron is a marriage and family author, conference speaker, and therapist. His top selling books, online articles, and daily 60-second radio feature FamilyLife Blended make him one of the most widely read and referenced authors on stepfamilies in the world. He is Founder and President of Smart Stepfamilies™ and Director of FamilyLife Blended™, the ministry initiative of FamilyLife® to stepfamilies (for more information, visit www.SmartStepfamilies.org and www.FamilyLife.com.  

Registration now available! 

Nov
12
7:00 pm19:00

Veterans Tribute Concert

Veterans Tribute Concert Nov 13

Church of the Messiah invites the community to a Veterans Tribute Concert on Sunday, November 13, at 7:00pm. We will be honoring veterans and active duty military with our musical offerings.  The program will feature the Larry Loeffert Big Band, Chancel choir, Children’s choir, Men of Messiah, bag pipes, organ and great congregational singing.  We hope you will come and help us honor these brave men and women.  A free will offering will be taken to support the Columbus Chapter of Honor FlightThe program will be led by Messiah Music Staff: Johnny Steiner, John Holsinger, Jeff Chesser.

 


May
27
8:30 am08:30

Men's Bible Study

Join us on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays at 8:30am in room 301. We will be focusing on Daniel for the next few months. 

May 27: no meeting (Memorial Day weekend)

Jun. 10: Daniel chapter 8

Jun. 24: Daniel chapter 9

Jul. 8: Daniel chapter 10

Jul. 22: Daniel chapter 11

Aug. 12: Daniel chapter 12

 

 

May
26
6:00 pm18:00

4th Friday Community Outreach

Westerville Uptown 4th Friday

Come out and support our Westerville community on May 26th at the next Uptown 4th Friday event.  Activities will run from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm.

 

May
25
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

May
21
12:30 pm12:30

Family Graduation Dinner

SENIOR CELEBRATION LUNCH – Sunday May 21st from 12:30-2 p.m. in McVay Hall.  For Seniors and their families.  Please RSVP by Sunday, May 7th so we can order the right amount of food.  Juniors and their families are needed to help serve.  Please contact Xema to volunteer.

 

 

May
20
7:00 pm19:00

Graduation Bonfire

SENIOR BONFIRE – for all youth to celebrate and “say goodbye” to our graduates.  Saturday, May 20th from 7-10 p.m. at Sofia Villaveces’ house.  No RSVP needed.  Just come with some great memories and stories to share about our Seniors.

 

 

May
13
11:00 am11:00

SPRING FLING FUN Featuring "REAL ENCOUNTER"

Fun Family Event for everyone!

We are excited about an upcoming fun filled day for families of all shapes and sizes in the community.  On Saturday, May 13 beginning at 11 a.m., we'll have video games, face painting, food and all kinds of fun in the parking lot of The Gathering Place, 74 N. State St., Westerville (across from the church).  At 1 p.m. we'll welcome the team of stunt riders from "Real Encounter" for an event that's sure to thrill and excite all ages.  You can find out more about "Real Encounters" by checking out their website at http://realencounter.org/events/

Bring your family and join us for this exciting Spring Event!

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May
9
7:00 pm19:00

Grief Recovery Method 10-Week Group Program

The Grief Recovery Method® 10-Week Support Group Program

The Action Program for Moving Beyond Death, Divorce, and Other Losses

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

  • Loss of health

Your feelings are normal and natural. The problem is that we have been socialized to believe that these feelings are abnormal and unnatural.

Myths about grief:

  • Time heals all wounds

  • Replace the loss

  • Grieve alone

  • Be strong for others

  • Bury your feelings

People say you have to let go and move on in your life, but they don’t tell you what you need to do to accomplish that. The Grief Recovery Method® Outreach Program not only makes that possible, but provides partnerships and guidance to ensure that it happens.

THE 10-WEEK PROGRAM WILL MEET

Tuesdays, March 21 – May 23, 2017 • From 7:00 – 9:00PM

Church of the Messiah United Methodist Church

51 N State St., Westerville - Chapel

Cost: $40 (includes book)

For further information or to register, please contact

Lois Hall • (614)620-3664 or lhall@eachmatters.com

Or Vicki Shepherd 614-805-4641 or vicki575@aol.com

Or Pat Trout 614-337-1570 or ptrout16@live.com

 

May
7
6:00 pm18:00

Healing Prayer Service

The Breakthrough Prayer Team invites you to participate in a prayer service Sunday, May 7th at 6:00pm in the chapel.

If you would like additional information please contact Pastor Linda at 882-2167, ext. 108. Prayer changes everything. Come and let us pray with and for you.

 

 

May
7
4:00 pm16:00

Handbell Spectacular

Church of the Messiah UMC of Westerville will host a Handbell Spectacular- a program featuring six handbell choirs from central Ohio Sunday, May 7, 2017 at 4:00pm. Free admission Participating groups and churches:

Dings (Ecumenical Bell Choir from local Churches; Messiah Ringers & Jubilation Ringers from Church of the Messiah UMC, Westerville;

St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Westerville;

St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church of Dublin;

Prospect St. U.M.C. of Marion.

The program will include familiar hymns, folk songs, new compositions, and conclude with more than 24 octaves of handbells ringing together with organ and timpani! The concert will be hosted by Westerville’s own Larry Loeffert.

 

 

May
7
9:30 am09:30

Third Grade Bible Day

3rd Grade Bible Day

Calling all 3rd graders!  Bring your Bible and join us May 7 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!!  (Don’t have a Bible?  Don’t worry – we’ll give you your very own that day.)

Apr
16
8:15 am08:15

Easter Celebration Services

Join us as we celebrate Easter. We have 5 services to choose from.

Saturday, April 15th 5:30pm

Sunday, April 16th 8:15, 9:30, and 11:00am in the Sanctuary

Contemporary Service 11:00am in McVay Hall

 

Apr
6
Apr 8

Spring Rummage & Bake Sale

Spring Rummage & Bake Sale

Mark your calendar for April 6, 7, and 8. New evening hours have been added for Thursday, April 6th from 6 - 8:30 pm. Friday, April 7th from 8:30am-2pm and Saturday, April 8th from 8:30am—noon.

Donations of baked goods, clothing and household items (no furniture, TVS, or computers) can be dropped off on the top floor of the church on April 3rd through noon on Thursday, April 6th.

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

 

Apr
2
2:30 pm14:30

Confirmation Classes

Confirmation

In 2017 we are offering Confirmation class for 7th grade and older youth from January through April.  The class is for youth who are ready to learn what it means to be committed publicly to Christ and the church.  The class meets on Sundays from 2:30 - 4:30 p.m. in the Gathering Place which is across State Street east of the church.  The class is led by clergy and lay leaders including mentors who lead the small groups within the class.  The experience features various visits to other congregations in the Columbus area, service projects and a Methodist heritage trip to St. Simon's Island Georgia during the 1st part of Spring Break. 

Confirmation classes start January 8th.  Confirmation Sunday is April 23rd, 2017.

Mar
12
6:00 pm18:00

Financial Peace University

Financial Peace Returns to Messiah
Beginning Sunday, January 8th at 6:00PM Room 300
Give your family or friends the gift of Financial Peace this Christmas. Learn how to make your money work for you! Space is Limited – Register today. Contact Terry or Eileen Tamasovich for details ttamatoe@aol.com or etamatoe@aol.com Go to https://www.daveramsey.com/fpu/classes/1032349 to get registered!

Mar
10
6:30 pm18:30

All Daughter Dinner

UMW All Daughter Dinner “Fiesta” benefits Nuevo Progreso House of Hope

The UMW All Daughter Dinner will be Friday, March 10 at 6:30 pm in McVay Hall. Tickets will be on sale Sundays February 26 & March 5 between services and in the church office Feb 27 - March 2 and March 6-7. There is a limit of 150 tickets and no tickets will be available after March 7. All women and girls are invited to attend.

The theme this year is “Fiesta.” Our guest speaker will be Pastor Kathy, who will talk about Nuevo Progreso House of Hope. 

There will be piñata, a Mexican hat dance and more!

Tickets are $10 for women, $5 for girls age 3 – 13, under 3 is free. No tickets will be available after March 7.   Remember, you don't have to have a daughter to attend, you just have to be a daughter! The menu will include fruit cup, chips & salsa, enchiladas, beans and rice with a variety of desserts. 

Back by Popular Demand - Confetti Filled Egg Shells!

Our mission project will be to sell cascarones, empty egg shells that are dyed and filled with confetti. It is a Mexican custom to crack them on your loved ones’ heads for good luck. We will take pre-sale orders of Cascarones during the ticket sale, 1 egg for $1 or 6 eggs for $5. We will also have some extra eggs for sale at the dinner. You may order cascarones even if you aren’t going to the dinner. Proceeds will benefit the Youth mission trip to Mexico in June.

 

Men needed to serve at the All Daughter Dinner March 10

Is your family attending the All Daughter Dinner? We are looking for a “few good men” to help serve our buffet and dessert. If you are available from 6 or 6:30 pm until about 8:30 pm on Friday, March 10 and you are willing to help out, please contact Julie Doel 614-579-2021 Julie@DoelFamily.com

 

Mar
4
9:00 am09:00

Supporting the Girls Workshop

Supporting the Girls Workshop

Saturday, March 4th, 2016 9:00am—1:00pm at the Gathering Place we will have a Supporting the Girls Workshop. Stop by and help withsorting, tagging, and making affirmation notes which are attached to bras distributed to girls and women through Ohio charities. This is a great opportunity to bring a friend and volunteer together. Teens this is a great opportunity to get your service hours for school. Contact: Jenna Johnston (614) 794-2259 stg.ohio@gmail.com for more information.

 

Jan
1
Jan 31

2017 Endowment

http://www.messiahumc.net/endowment/

Endowment

The Endowment Fund was created where gifts to the church can be held in perpetuity and the income generated used fulfill the purpose of the church in Christian ministry and mission according to the bylaws.

The Endowment Committee makes Grants available annually to emerging ministries and missions according to the Grant Guidelines. To apply, complete the Grant Application and submit along with supporting documentation to birwin789@gmail.com. Grants are awarded in the first quarter.

Dec
24
3:00 pm15:00

Christmas Eve Services

The church is busy preparing for another wonderful celebration of the birth of Christ.  We want to invite you to join Church of the Messiah for worship on Christmas Eve.  We will be offering five worship services this year on December 24th.

Traditional Services will be at 3:00pm, 5:00pm, 7:00pm, 9:00pm, and 11:00pm

 Special music will be part of each service.

There will be a special children’s focus during the 5:00 service

Communion will be served during the 11:00 service

Communion will be served in the chapel from 6:00pm thru 9:00pm

Live streaming of the service will happen at 5:00, 7:00, 11:00

Childcare will be available at 3:00, 5:00, and 7:00

Dec
18
4:00 pm16:00

Christmas Caroling

Christmas Caroling Dec 18th

Meet us in the sanctuary at 4:00 pm Sunday, Dec. 18th. We will divide up into groups and head out to sing Christmas carols to some of the shut-ins of our congregation. Everyone will meet back at the church for pizza and fellowship after caroling.

 

Dec
18
8:15 am08:15

Christmas Cantata

Christmas Cantata

Join us Sunday, December 18th at 8:15 & 11:00am in the Sanctuary. Featuring Church of the Messiah's adult choir and festival orchestra. Johnny Steiner, Director and John Holsinger, Organist.

Dec
11
6:00 pm18:00

Service of Healing and Remembrance

A Service of Healing and Remembrance

This season of joy can also be a season of sorrow for those who have bittersweet memories of loved ones who are no longer here. During this time of heightened emotions, you are invited to a Service of Healing and Remembrance to be held in the chapel on Sunday, December 11, at 6:00 pm. We will sing, pray, light candles, and tie ribbons on a memory wreath. Come to celebrate the memories of Christmases past and to encourage and strengthen one another for this Christmas season. 

Dec
10
2:50 am02:50

Bethlehem on Broad Street Food Ministry

As we begin to prepare ourselves for the Advent and Christmas season, we think about ways to assist others. The Bethlehem on Broad Street Ministry will provide 1,250 food boxes to families in Franklin County. Church of the Messiah has committed to provide 225 boxes of food. The boxes will be distributed to the families on Saturday, December 10th down at Broad Street UMC. In order to meet this schedule, we will assemble our boxes beginning 9 AM on Saturday, December 3rd and deliver them to Broad Street UMC that same day.

The list of items that will be included in each box is shown below. Please note that there is to be NO GLASS among the items. Cans or plastic bottles should be used. Please purchase only items included on the list below! You can participate by providing a “complete” box of items (though we provide the actual boxes, you may bring a “complete” box), a partial box, or even donate cash. Food items should be delivered to the Church Lounge no later than Friday, December 2nd. You may donate cash by using offering envelopes found in the pew racks. For any questions, or to volunteer to help on either the 3rd (9:00am) or 10th (2:50-4:30pm), please call Wade Hicks at 614-273-5626 or send an e-mail to him at hickspack@aol.com.

Items for Food Box:

1 - 6-pack package of ramen noodles (no bowls, please)

3 - cans of vegetables

1 - box of instant mashed potatoes

2 - cans or plastic bottles of spaghetti sauce

1 - 2-pound box of spaghetti

2 - cans of fruit

1 - box of saltine crackers

1 - plastic jar of peanut butter

1 - package of cookies

1 - plastic jar of jelly

1 - roll of paper towels

1 - box of cereal

1 - 4-pack of toilet paper

Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? When did we see you as a stranger and invite you in or needing clothes and clothe you? When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you? The King will reply, “I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me!”

Please help make someone’s Christmas more joyful and complete this year!