Outreach Opportunities

The mission of Messiah’s OUTREACH ministry is “helping others in need” in the community and the world. Outreach activities include preparing care packages and meals for local families, nursing homes, and those in need. We also participate in weekly food deliveries to Manna on Main Street in Lansdale. 

 

In addition, the OUTREACH group disburses the proceeds from our Thrift Shop Belfry Bargain each month to various organizations and groups based on their need for financial support. Click here for more information about Belfry Bargains.

THANKSGIVING MEAL BAGS

The Keystone Opportunity Center in Souderton will once again be distributing bags filled with the makings for a bountiful Thanksgiving meal to families in need. Along with a gift card for a turkey or other meat of their choice, each household will receive canned and packaged vegetables, mashed potatoes, stuffing mix, coffee, fruit and brownie mix. We are hoping to fill 30 bags, but we need your help in order to do so . . .

·        Please make a monetary donation to the “Rector’s Discretionary Fund” to purchase the food items for each bag.

·        The needed food items will then be purchased to fill the 30 bags.

·        On Sunday, October 23rd, the Church School will fill the bags.

·        Later that week, the bags will be delivered to Keystone Opportunity Center for distribution in plenty of time for the holiday.

Please help us brighten the Thanksgiving holiday for those in need.

Thanksgiving Dinner
Volunteers Packing Food
Charity

Messiah Meals

Once a month, members from the Parish gather(or cook from home) and assemble meals for Caring for Friends. 

This month we will be meeting on September 13 at 5:00PM in the Parish Hall Kitchen.

To find out more information about Caring for Friends, click HERE

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DIOCESAN DEACONS SPONSOR

BOXERS, BLOOMERS & BRIEFS COLLECTION

 

One of the most requested items from people in need is clean, new underwear. Really, why should anyone be without?  Recognizing this need, along with the fact that many are too shy to ask, the deacons of our diocese are collecting Boxers, Bloomers and Briefs. And here at Messiah, we are supporting this worthwhile effort.

Here is how you can help:

  • Purchase a pack or two of underwear in your size, style, and gender. Then, do so for your spouse. Maybe even buy some in the size of your children, or your Uncle, or even Grandma. This should provide a rich diversity of styles and sizes for distribution.

  • Bring your donation to church and place it in the collection baskets located in the narthex.

  • These will be transported to the diocesan offices, combined with contributions from other parishes across the diocese, and distributed through homeless shelters and other agencies throughout Philadelphia and the seven surrounding counties.

With your help, well over two thousand pairs of blue jeans were collected in congregations across the diocese and distributed by the diocesan deacons last fall. With the continued support of the parishes, the deacons are hoping to collect ten thousand pairs of boxers, bloomers, and briefs. Let's really show our love and generosity for others, and provide a bit of dignity to those who need it the most. Thank you for your participation, support and generosity!

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Soup Kitchen

Manna on Main Street

We Continue to Collect & Deliver Non-Perishable Items. As you do your weekly shopping, please pick up some non-perishable food items, toiletries and cleaning supplies. These donations can be left on the back pew of the church or left outside the Rector’s office door. These will then be delivered to Manna to stock their shelves for distribution to meet clients’ needs.

UPDATE ON AID FOR UKRAINE: Thank you to all who have generously donated items for Ukrainian Humanitarian Relief! We recently delivered a literal truck load of diapers, protein bars, personal hygiene items, Tylenol and other necessities to the Sisters of Saint Basil the Great, located at Manor College in Jenkintown. While this group continues to collect donations to be shipped to Ukraine, support in the form of fundraising is now preferred to enable more immediate in-country help. Therefore, we will discontinue collecting physical donations and ask that you please visit the following sites. These sites offer safe and vetted ways for you to make a difference!

Amazon link - frequently updated with current urgent needs https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/2XJR
F6MJQDC8?ref_=wl_share

Support Manor College (The Sisters of Saint Basil the Great)
https://manor.edu/about/supportukraine/ The Ukrainian

Educational and Cultural Center https://www.ueccphila.org/

Episcopal Relief & Development www.episcopalrelief.org

Love Ukraine