faithful hospitality

For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, 

I was a stranger and you invited me in.     ~Matthew 25:25

Messiah Episcopal Church will be hosting Faithful Hospitiality for the month of July 2024. Faithful Hospitality is an initiative of Interfaith Action to provide mobile shelter to help our community deal with an overflow of families experiencing homelessness.  In particular this program is providing housing support to asylum seekers. Overnight hosts will welcome families as they arrive at the church, serve a light snack supplied by Interfaith Action, provide a welcoming atmosphere, and sleep overnight in the church building in a private room in case emergency support is needed.

Sunday - Friday shifts are from 7:00pm to 7:00am..

Friday and Saturday and holiday shifts are from 7:00 pm to 8:00am.

Volunteers must be 18 or older to stay the night without a guardian. 

A cot is provided. Volunteers will need to bring their own bedding. Volunteers sleep in a private room. 

To Volunteer:

Sign-Up Genius link:

We will also need volunteers on July 1 and August 1 for move in and move out. 

If you are unable to spend the night, we also welcome volunteers to help

set up our space in late June.

If you have questions, please contact one of the

Faithful Hospitality Coordinating team members: 

Janice Dames (,

Elwood McCreary (, 

Becky Schauer (, 

Suzanne Wiebusch (

messiah's music ministry

& evangelism committee invite you to:

Summer Sings 2024
       Saturday, July 20:     3:00  Social time*  
                                                         3:30   Music    
Thursday, August 15:     5:30  Social time** 
                                                          7:00 Music

                                                                    *Light Refreshments provided
                                                          **Potluck Picnic in side yard              

These are casual opportunities for Messiah folks & friends to have fellowship and sing/play some Messiah repertoire in Messiah’s side yard.