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.

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 July 18 at 5:00PM in the Parish Hall Kitchen.

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

ADDRESSING SUMMER HUNGER IN OUR COMMUNITY

 

The end of the school year is less than a month away. Families that rely on school breakfast and lunch programs for their school-age children will need kid-friendly foods throughout the summer months to feed their families. Keystone Opportunity Center in Souderton is working to meet that urgent need from mid-June to mid-August. This past month, the food pantry served families with a combined total of 156 children.

To address this issue, the Center is sponsoring a KIDS SUMMER FOOD BAG program. Reusable shopping bags will be filled with non-perishable food items and distributed to families in need. They estimate they will need 468 bags of kid-friendly food to keep these children fed while school is out.

Here at Messiah, we will be collecting funds to purchase requested food items (see below). Our goal is to fill at least 30 bags of food. Your donations will be used to purchase the requested food items to fill each bag. And the children attending Messiah’s Vacation Bible School will assemble the food bags as a service project for delivery to the Center.

If you wish to contribute – and we hope everyone will – please make your check out to “Rector’s Discretionary Fund”; and be sure to note “Summer Food Bags” in the notation line. Our community’s children thank you for your generosity and support!

Each bag will contain the following items:

 

  • Macaroni & cheese          

  • Juice boxes

  • Breakfast cereal (low sugar)

  • Spaghettios w/ meatballs

  • Granola bars, fruit snacks, peanut butter crackers

  • Peanut butter & jelly

  • Pudding cups, fruit cups

  • Applesauce cups

  • Tuna or chicken salad kits

  • Goldfish crackers, microwave popcorn

  • Frisbee, bubbles, craft packets

Volunteers Packing Food
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