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featured events

featured events

Here are just some of the events happening at Messiah in the next month. For a list of service opportunities, click here. For the complete church calendar, click here. To request a date for an event, click here.

Prayer Shawl Ministry

Tuesday, April 25, at 6:30 pm in the Parlor

Do you crochet or knit? Would like to learn? Join us in the Parlor as we gather to share stories of God's blessings on the recipients and creators of shawls. PSM accepts and very much appreciates donations of machine washable and dryable yarn. Donations should be marked "Prayer Shawl Ministry" and left in the workroom. Please contact Danielle Karst.

Wednesday Night Dinner

Wednesday, April 26 from 5:45 - 6:30 pm

Come enjoy a free dinner and fellowship with your family and friends! Dinner is served from 5:45 - 6:15 and then we have a short ice-breaker activity. You'll be ready for your 6:30 pm meeting or study. What's for dinner? Here's the Spring 2017 menu.

Anchored in Hope - A mini retreat for women

Friday, April 28, at 6:30 pm and Saturday, April 29, from 8 am - 5 pm

What are you dealing with? Loss? Illness? Relationships? Self-Image? Uncertainty? Parenting issues? Are you looking for hope? Or maybe things are good right now, but you have a friend you’d like to encourage who needs hope. As Christians, we have hope in the many promises of God. Come and spend time with your sisters sharing life in His encouragement. Feel free to invite a neighbor or friend. The cost is $15 and includes snacks and lunch on Saturday and much more. Registrations are due by April 24.

Parts Unknown to Dinner Theater

Sunday, April 30, at 12:15 pm

We're seeing Saturday Night Fever at the Riverside Dinner Theater. The cost is $65 per person which includes dinner and a tip. The last day to reserve your spot is April 23. If you’d like a seat on the church bus, please call Bobbi Garrison at 703.425.4766. Make your check out to Messiah UMC with Parts Unknown in the memo line and turn into the church office by April 23.

Just Neighbors Lunch

Sunday, April 30, at 12:30 pm

Come meet Erin McKenney, executive director of Just Neighbors, a non-profit started by the UMC in 1996 to assist immigrants with legal issues. Have lunch and learn about the challenges facing our immigrant and refugee neighbors. Lunch will be $10, payable at the door. Please RSVP by Saturday, April 29, at noon.

Christ Walk

Sundays at 5 pm

Come join our 40-day spiritual fitness program, Christ Walk! Our first meeting is April 23 at 5 pm. Get the daily devotional by Anna Fitch Courie through Amazon, or Kindle, or at Our goal is to walk every day; together or in solitude. We are stronger together. Though we may be walking separately, we will all be on the same page in our Bible study. For more information, contact Julianna Bachmann or call 703.477.8903.

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