Outreach Ministries

Messiah is committed to community outreach from the local to the national level. A wide variety of active projects are available for you to support.

One Mile Mission

Messiah Lutheran Church is passionate about students and the local community. Messiah has a “One Mile Mission” …that every child age birth–18 living or attending school within one mile of Messiah Lutheran Church campuses would have everything that they need to learn and thrive. What does this mean? Messiah has partnered with the local schools to see how this mission can be lived out. A few of the past projects include:

  • Providing items for Columbia River Care Closet
  • Serving the Graduate Breakfast at Columbia River High School
  • Having Lunch Buddies at various schools
  • Leading a once a month craft table at Club Greatness at Jason Lee Middle School
  • Providing food bags to families at Lakeshore elementary
  • Having tutors and volunteers in area schools
  • Providing pizza and games at the Early Learning Night at Eisenhower Elementary
  • Serving root beer floats at curriculum nights at Columbia River, Jason Lee and Eisenhower
  • Providing items for the Ridgefield Family Resource Center
  • Doing work projects at Eisenhower and Lakeshore for Messiah’s Day of Service

Projects are ongoing. If you have questions or would like to learn more, please contact Jessica Potts

Current needs:

  • New boxes of crayons for Eisenhower
  • Microwaveable macaroni and cheese

Mission Trips

2017: July 16-22, High School Mission trip to Colorado. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information
2016: July 30-August 7, Mission trip to Guatemala.
2015: Middle school to Nez Perce Reservation in Idaho; High school to Idaho Servants
2013: Multi-generational relief for hurricane Sandy in New York; Middle school to Nez Perce Reservation in Idaho
2012: Rebuilding following floods in Minot, ND
2009–10: Middle school to Yakama Indian Reservation
2007–08: Build & Cultural Immersion in Puerto Rico/Habitat Build in New Orleans

Community Outreach

  • Blankets for Legacy Emmanuel
  • Children's Home Society
  • Christmas Tree Angels
  • Columbia River High School Care Closet
  • Compassion Ridgefield
  • Doernbecher Children's Hospital
  • FISH
  • Food on the 4th
  • Friends of the Carpenter
  • Fruit Valley Resource Center
  • Gaiser Community Partner
  • Gift baskets for foster children
  • God's Global Barnyard
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Haiti School Packs/Haiti Orphanage
  • Lewis River Mobile Food Bank
  • National Disasters through the ELCA
  • New Mom's baskets, baby quilts
  • Open House Ministries
  • Quilts for Lutheran World Relief
  • Quilts to local and neighborng disasters (apartment fire in Hazel Dell, affected mudslide families in OSO, affected flood families in Colorado)
  • Ridgefiled's Neighbors Helping Neighbors
  • Salvation Army
  • Share House
  • Union Gospel (in Portland)
  • Winter Hospitality Overflow (WHO)
  • World Hunger