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how can I help?

We have many opportunities for you to get involved with ministries here at Messiah. To send an email for more information about a particular ministry, click on the contact name in any listing.


Help with Wednesday Night Dinners

Contact: Bonnie O'Neill

We need help setting up/serving dinner, and then cleaning up each Wednesday night. Please consider taking a shift for a week or two. Many hands make light work!


Green Groceries First Fridays

Contact: Michele DeMocker

We distribute free fresh produce from the Capital Area Food Bank at St. Stephen's UMC on the first Friday of each month. Come help organize and distribute the produce from 4 - 6:30 pm. This month we are distributing on Friday, May 5. Click on Michele's name above to let her know you can help.


Weekend Backpack Packing Event

Contact: Brenda Weston

We're packing bags for the entire month on Wednesday, May 10, at 5:30 pm! Please join us to pack a bag or two, and stay for Wednesday Night Dinner. Click on Brenda's name, above, if you need more information.


GRACE Ministries Food and Clothing Distribution

Contact: Michele DeMocker

GRACE Ministries of the United Methodist Church is a community outreach program serving low-income families living in northern Virginia. On the fourth weekend of the month, St. Stephen’s UMC (9203 Braddock Road, Burke) ministers to this community. This involves set up of the church on Fridays from 3:30-6:30 pm, and ministering/distribution on Saturdays from 6:30-10:30 am, followed by cleanup. The next distribution is May 19-20. Help us support St. Stephen’s in this effort.


Matthew Food Ministry: Lamb Center Lunch

Contact: Patti O'Neill

We are providing lunch for the Lamb Center, a shelter for the homeless, every fourth Tuesday of each month. Our next opportunity is May 23. Click here to see what we need.


FACETS Breakfast

Contact: Sherry Bouley

We're making breakfast sandwiches every two months (our next opportunity is Sunday, May 28) to distribute along Route 50. You can help by clicking here to see what we need, or sign up to help us cook!


Soccer Drivers Needed

Contact: Soccer Ministry

We need folks who are willing to drive two or three kids to soccer practice one or two days a week. Practice may be as early as 5:00 pm but no later than 7:30 pm.


We have 16 - 20 kids from Springfield Garden Apartments that come to church every Sunday. Almost all are on the free/reduced lunch program and do not always get a healthy meal on the weekends. Help us in providing a healthy meal for them to take home after church on Sundays. We are asking for foods like pastas, casseroles & sandwiches to feed 16 to 20 kids. Please bring it to the church kitchen labeled "Sunday Kids Lunches" ready for us to bag and or portion out no later than 10:30 am. Click here to sign up for a Sunday.


Weekend Backpack Packing and/or Delivering

Contact: Brenda Weston

We've got our own page now! Click here to get redirected to our sign up page.


Welcome Center Help Needed

Contact: Patty Richter

We need your smile and welcoming spirit on Sundays! Please consider signing up for a few slots in the coming weeks to serve as greeters before and after our services. And we are always looking for folks to staff the Welcome Center. Never done this before? On the job training is available! Check the schedule and sign up here. If you'd like to sign up but are not familiar with using Sign Up Genius, click on Patty's name above to email her or call 703.569.6642 and she will manually sign you up.


Greenspring Transportation Ministry

Contact: Randy Smith

This ministry transports residents in a Messiah bus to and from the Greenspring retirement community for our 11 am worship service. We need additional drivers to help sustain this ministry long-term. A CDL is not required. The trip to Greenspring to pick up is from 10 to 10:30 am, and the return trip is approximately noon - 12:30pm. The shifts may be split with one driver doing pickup and the other doing drop off. Even just one or two Sundays here and there can be a big help! Click here if you may be able to help.


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