6th Annual Steps of Faith 5K

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September 17, 2017 at 4 pm is Church of the Messiah’s 6th Annual Steps of Faith 5K Run & Walk at Alum Creek Park in Westerville.

Steps of Faith 5K celebrates all abilities—run, walk, or wheel your way to the finish line.

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

All race proceeds will support The Heinzerling Foundation and Bradley’s House of Hope.

The Heinzerling Foundation is a private non-profit organization that provides a residential home for 208 children and adults with severe or profound developmental disabilities. Heinzerling is located on the southwest side of Columbus, OH.

Bradley’s House of Hope is a facility serving nearly 100 children with disabilities in Nicaragua, the 2nd poorest country in the western hemisphere.

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Tapestry of a Town Walking Tour

2017 Tapestry of a Town Walking Tour Through Historic Westerville

 Don’t miss the 5th annual ‘Tapestry of a Town’ -- a walking tour of historic Uptown Westerville -- on Sunday, July 30 from 1 - 5 p.m. We have 11 new and exciting venues for you to visit this year, including four private historic homes.   The excitement continues in that Church of the Messiah is included on the tour this year as it celebrates its 200th anniversary.

We hope many of you will join us in a celebration of Westerville’s heritage by attending this fun event.  Your ticket includes a booklet of information with a map for the self-guided tour, so you can start anywhere and proceed in any order that works for you.  Well-informed guides will greet you at each location and you will have a chance to see inside some of the most interesting buildings and homes in town and learn about Westerville’s historic legacy. As in past years, you will be able to enjoy live entertainment at many of the venues.

     Please mark your calendars for the 2017 Tapestry of a Town and invite your friends and family to join you.  Tickets are still $10 and will be available in the lounge on Sundays in July after the 8:15 and 9:30 services. Tickets are also available at the Westerville Visitors' Bureau on Main Street.  Please call Bettye Siemon (891-8817) or Janet Laster (891-2546) for additional information and check our website at http://www.westervillehabitat.org/tapestry-of-a-town-2017/ for additional information and a listing of sites.

This event is sponsored by the Westerville Habitat Partnership, of which our church is a supporting member. Thanks to the generosity of our attendees, last year we were able to give $3,255.00 from this event to build decent, affordable Habitat homes for deserving families in Delaware and Union Counties.





Run For God Begins


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

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Take Flat Jimmy on vacation this Summer!

Take Flat Jimmy to Dinner or on Vacation this summer!

Let’s have some fun together and raise some money toward the new kitchen appliances at the same time! Get creative on where you take one of the “mini Jimmies” this summer! 

For a minimum donation of $5, you can have one of our “mini Jimmies” for the summer (or forever, whichever you want) and have an opportunity to get a picture taken with him on your vacation or at your dinner table right here in Westerville  – be creative!  Email your picture to Pastor Kathy by September 30. We’ll make a video with all the places Flat Jimmy traveled this summer – and raise some money for a great cause. You can get one of these mini Jimmies on Sunday mornings at the Welcome Center or during the week from Pastor Kathy.

Smart Stepfamilies - SAVE THE DATE!

We are excited to offer this nationally known expert and speaker on blended families, Ron Deal, on Friday evening November 3 and Saturday morning November 4.  

Purchase tickets now and reserve your spot by going to the EVENTS Page on our website, and scrolling down to November 3 & 4 Smart Stepfamilies Event.


If you would like to know more about Ron Deal, check out this link:  http://www.smartstepfamilies.com/view/about-ron-deal 



2017 Endowment Grants

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 endowment@messiahumc.net. Grants are awarded in the first quarter. Applications are due by January 31st, 2017.

Church of the Messiah's Gift to You! Right Now Media

We are excited to offer to our church family complete access to over 10,000 videos and bible studies.  From videos and teaching for families and singles, leadership, financial guidance, Women's focus or Men's focus, full length children's videos - it's all here! All you need to do is get an invitation from the church and log on. Contact Pastor Kathy if you haven't gotten an invitation and she'll get you connected right away!  kcurrier@messiahumc.net