All posts by Pastor Liz Lowry

Join a Small Group!

GROW groups are open to all ages and focus on different ways to learn and share in our Christian faith.

LIFE groups provide fellowship with your peers.

To sign up, scroll to the end of this page.

GROW Groups

Led by Doug Arnold

Explores our walk of faith, using different books and topics as a guide. The first book will be “Life of the Beloved” by Henri Nouwen. This group meets on the second Thursday of the month.

Led by Roberta Hammond

Shares on topics related to healing and self-love with opportunities to practice guided meditation. This group meets on the second Saturday of the month.

Led by the Pastors

This Wednesday morning Bible Study at 11:30am reads through various books of the Bible and has fun doing it! We’ll be focusing on the book of Acts this year. We meet in the nursery of the church.

Led by Pastor Karl – “Can We Talk?”

Formerly Pub Theology, this group meets to have conversations around a variety of topics. Previous topics have been mental health, gun control and heaven/hell. Meets every 4th Tuesday at 1180 (next door to the church).

Whole Again led by Lois Beery

For those grieving a loved one, the loss of a relationship, or any type of loss. Meets on Wednesday nights at 6:00pm. 

Yoga with Jessica Reiber and Eva Fogt

Center yourself through body stretches and meditation. Meets on Wednesday nights at 6:30pm. 

LIFE Groups

Under 45: Led by Lesley and Anthony Kerkman

Married, Single, Parents, Non-Parents – Join in fellowship and conversation. 

45-65: Led by Jim and Kassie Diehm

Good fellowship and conversation around jobs, parents, kids, joys of getting older and everything in between. 

Cheers for Seniors

We have two groups that meet on a regular basis. Contact Freddie Hessler or Tom Jones to learn about times and meetings.

Men’s Breakfast

Meets at Maria Scramblers on Broad St at 6:30am every Thursday. Join other men for conversation and a small bible study led by Pastor Karl. This year’s study is on the book of Acts.


Rally Day

Been away all summer? Come on back and join us as we come together to celebrate our lives together as Church!

On September 8th, we will have two worship services: Traditional at 8am and a Combined (Contemporary/Traditional) service at 10am. At the of the 10am service, we will bless the cross that has been placed on the hill behind our parking lot. Following this, join us for a meal, fellowship and games for youth of all ages. Please bring a dessert to share.

YMCA Fun Factory will be providing a gaga pit, bouncy house and obstacle course. Plus, we’ll have a sack race, egg toss and tug of war! High School students will have a scavenger hunt.

Come and join the party!

Parents Night Out

Our first ever Parents’ Night Out will be 5-8 PM, Saturday, August 24. Parents, this is absolutely free babysitting for a few hours while you do whatever, or sign up for one of the two events we have scheduled. Mike and Shabonne Grimm are hosting a bowling party at Holiday Lanes on Broad Street. Betsy and Adam Barkalow are hosting a gathering for dinner at Winking Lizard. Sign-up sheets for these fellowship gatherings will be in the Welcome Center in mid August. All children must be registered online by August 21. Register your child by going to our website and using the online form. Children over 12 can come but they will be used as helpers for event. We still need volunteers to take care of the children while their parents have fun, or just take a needed break. Contact Children’s Minister Betsy Barkalow if you would like to help.

BBQ & Hymn-Sing

In the summer, many of our weekly activities take a break. But Messiah doesn’t take a break! There will be several opportunities to connect with one another outside of Sunday Worship. Join us.

One Saturday a month this Summer, Messiah will host a different special event – so keep your eyes open for what it is! In June, we will host a BBQ and Hymn-Sing. Please bring a meat to grill and a dish to share. We will meet at the Shelter House at 4:00pm on June 29th.

“Pub” Theology

In the summer, many of our weekly activities take a break. But Messiah doesn’t take a break! There will be several opportunities to connect with one another outside of Sunday Worship. Join us.

Sometimes we, or our communities, can shy away from certain  topics. And certainly in churches we may create “taboo” topics. Join us on the Second Wednesdays of Summer as we share with one another around some of those subjects. We’ll meet at the Shelter House for “Pub” Theology. Bring a chair to sit around the fire and a beverage of your choice. Our first meeting will be Wednesday, June 12th at 7:30pm.

Vacation Bible School 2019

VBS is our mane event! This epic African adventure engages the whole herd. At Roar, kids explore God’s goodness and celebrate a ferocious faith that powers them through this wild life. It’s fun for everybody! Sign up to participate or volunteer now! June 17-21 from 6:00-8:30pm.

VBS is for children 3 years (potty-trained) through 5th grade

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Children’s Sunday

“And a child shall lead them.”

Come, be led by our children in worship! Sunday, April 28th at 9:30 our service will be led by our Youth Praise Band and include gifts of music from our Messiah Christian School students. Continue the celebration after service with food, fellowship, MCS Art Show and a Bounce House.

We hope to see you there!