We believe at Messiah that we are a community of faith, standing hand in hand around Jesus, the Tree of Life! We believe that everything we do in worship must lead us to care for those who are hurting in our church, in our community and in our world. To that end we involve ourselves in various ministries of outreach every week. We support in our yearly budget Synod Benevolence, Campus Ministry, Lutheran Camps, Domestic Abuse Shelter and various other charities. More importantly than simply our money however, we also support with time and volunteers many community social outreach programs such as:

  • Kennedy Elementary School: Adopt-a-School Partnership
  • The Road Home
  • St. Stephen’s Mountain of Food Campaign, clothing collections
  • Youth and Adult Mission Trip
  • Goodman Center Thanksgiving Meal
  • YWCA Christmas Giving
  • Rental Assistance
  • The Mitten Tree Project
  • Adopt-a-Family Christmas Gift Program
  • Backpack and School Supplies Collection
  • Homeless Shelter Meals
  • Gundlach Family Fund Assistance for Women and Children
  • Care Net Baby Bottle Collection
  • Prayer Shawl Ministry
  • The Domestic Abuse Intervention Services

  • Habitat for Humanity Mission Trip
  • The Triangle Ministry
  • Salvation Army
  • St. Stephen’s Food Pantry
  • Eastside Community Center at Truax

This is a brief overview of the outreach work of Messiah. In all we do we must carry on the mission and ministry of Jesus Christ to reach out to those who are most in need. Please contact the office for rental assistance or to find contacts for specific ministries at 222-3833 or ourchurch@messiahchurch.com.

Kennedy Elementary Adopt-A-School Partnership

Messiah Lutheran Church working with the Foundation for Madison’s Public Schools and our neighbor, Kennedy Elementary has created a partnership with the goal of improving student achievement. The partnership consists of three resource components: Human – Financial – Material.  Throughout the year we work on numerous projects with Kennedy Elementary to support their needs and special projects.