SAVE THE DATE 200TH ANNIVERSARY
Church of the Messiah continues to celebrate it’s 200th anniversary. In addition to our bicentennial quilt, stained glass window, and history book, and our upcoming anniversary pictorial directory, here are some dates and additional information:
Friday, September 14th 200th Anniversary Road Trip
Destination: Backwoods Fest (Thornville, OH)
A premier craft show in central Ohio with over 300 vendors, music, etc. Check it out on the web at http://www.thornvillebackwoodsfest.com Cost: Free (includes admission, chartered bus, meal) Sign up in the church office. Limited to the first 54 persons to register. Lead by Rev. Jim & Nancy Wilson
Saturday, September 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, September 16th Holy Communion (8:15) Location: Sanctuary (30 minute service)
Sunday, September 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, September 16th Steps of Faith 5K (4:00pm) Sign up at https://runsignup.com/Race/OH/Westerville/stepsoffaith
Sunday, September 16th Prayers at the Creek Sunrise Vespers at 7:00am Sunset Candlelight Vespers at 7:30pm. Location: (Astronaut Park in Westerville)
CELEBRATE MESSIAH’S BIRTHDAY!
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:
200 VOLUNTEER HOURS FOR HABITAT
Our local Habitat for Humanity organization is building a home for a family in need. We are organizing 6 specific days where Church of the Messiah will be the volunteers in building this home. Details are forthcoming on dates and specifics. 200 hours for 200 years.
2,000 POUNDS OF FOOD FOR WESTERVILLE
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.
20,000 POUNDS OF RICE AND BEANS
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.”