Outreach Ministries

Messiah is committed to caring for others as a conduit to making meaningful connections. We serve both locally and globally in response to Jesus' call to love our neighbors.

One Mile Mission Needs

These items are needed for elementary school children:

Elementary School Childrens Clothes

* Girls and Boys NEW shoes sizes 11, 12, 13, 1-6. Without laces preferred, but all shoes welcome.

* Girls and Boys NEW Sweat Pants and t-shirts in a variety of elementary school sizes

Snacks for Columbia River High School students

Columbia River High School is in need of hearty snacks for students. Items can be dropped off to the main office during office hours or brought to any worship service. Suggestions:

* Cup of noodles

* Granola or Protein Bars

* Hormel Compleats (non-refrigerated)

* Individual Mac & Cheese Cups

* Fruit Leathers

* Applesauce Squeeze Pouches

* Individual wrapped beef sticks or jerky

* Individual packs of trail mix


Messiah Lutheran Church is passionate about serving students and the local community. The congregation's One Mile Mission initiative is a vision that every child from birth-18 living or attending school within one mile of both of Messiah's campuses has everything that they need to learn. Messiah has formed partnerships with the local schools to live out this vision. Mission initiatives have included:

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

For more information, please contact Jessica Potts.


Mission Trips

2017: July 16-22, Urban Immersion High School Mission trip to Denver, Colorado.
2016: July 30-August 7, mission trip to Guatemala in partnership with Medical Teams International
2015: Middle school to Nez Perce Reservation in Idaho; High school to Idaho Servant Adventures
2013: Multi-generational relief for Hurricane Sandy in New York; Middle School to Nez Perce Reservation in Idaho
2012: Rebuilding following floods in Minot, North Dakota
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 Hospital
  • Children's Home Society
  • Christmas Tree Angels
  • Columbia River High School Care Closet
  • Compassion Ridgefield
  • Doernbecher Children's Hospital
  • ELCA Disastor Relief
  • ELCA World Hunger
  • Food on the 4th Offerings
  • 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
  • New mom's baskets, baby quilts
  • Open House Ministries
  • Quilts for Lutheran World Relief
  • Quilts to local and neighboring disasters (apartment fire in Hazel Dell; mudslide victims in Oso, Washington; and flood victims in Colorado)
  • Ridgefield's Neighbors Helping Neighbors Food Bank
  • Salvation Army
  • Share House
  • Union Gospel Mission
  • Winter Hospitality Overflow (WHO)