You’re invited! To Vacation Bible Camp 2017 at Messiah.
Join us for fun and games, music, science, arts &
crafts and more… as we learn all about God’s Creation, and how we thank God for all that God has given us in
creation and for each day how we:
Love to recycle and reuse - We love God's resources
Love the water and use it carefully - We love God's water
Love the flowers and trees and all the plants - We love
Love the animals and care for them - We love God's
Love the people and respect them all - We
love God's people
Mon, July 31 – Fri, Aug 4
Pool Party at Chester Pool, Thursday, Aug 3! Click the link below for a Registration Form.
June 11 - “Youth and Children’s Celebratory Service” We will celebrate our youth and children at the 10 a.m.
service on June 11. We are inviting our youth and children to participate in
the service, at the level which works best for them. The first part of the
service will be focused on them. Following the children’s interactive story (it
replaces the regular sermon) they will leave for their Sunday school time, and
the adult congregation will focus on the creed, prayers, and then the
Eucharistic prayer. Children are, of course, welcome to come back in time to
receive Holy Communion with their families.
June 11 - Perfectly Planned Post-Pentecost Parish Picnic (can
you add any more P-words??) Please join us for our annual parish picnic on this
special Sunday. We will be providing all the grilled entrées, but you are
invited to bring the side dishes. There is a sign-up in the parish hall. We
hope the weather will be kind as we plan to use our space outside our lower
hall. We can enjoy its beauty and the young kids can enjoy the play set.
Following our 10 a.m. Service.
Be sure to
click on the links for our Calendar and wonderful newsletter, The Messiah Messenger, to
get all the news and events for the month.
Church Of Messiah Annual Survey - The annual survey is
now available for your input. Please return by mid-June to Julie or Margaret or
place in the basket in the Parish Hall. We look forward to everyone’s input and
reflections. Please remember to complete the front and back of the survey. CLICK HERE for a downloadable pdf of the survey
MISSION TRIP(S) 2017
Mission Trip #1: July 16 – 19 and July 21: This year we are returning to the Church of the Good
Shepherd in Ringwood to help with their all-day Vacation Bible Camp by
mentoring their leaders. As last year, they are offering the rotations of
music, discovery (science), crafts, and Bible stories as well as lunches and snacks.
So far, five of us have signed up: Julie C, Mija G, Linda O, Vicky W and
Margaret. Please pray for our team before we go and while we are there. Note:
We leave around 3 p.m. on Sunday afternoon, July 16, and we will be staying in
nearby Christ Church Pompton Lakes. Christ Church has sleeping space, a
kitchen, and a shower. Cost: A donation to the church. You are invited to eat
the meals the kids are given, or you can bring your own breakfast and lunch.
Dinner will be at a local inexpensive restaurant, or with a group from
Ringwood. We are not there on Thursday, July 20, as they are going on a day
Mission Trip #2: August 20 – 25:- We are going to help The House of Prayer in Newark with
their Vacation Bible Camp. They are looking for help with activities such as
music, discovery (science), crafts, and Bible stories as well as help in the
kitchen with the lunches and snacks. So far, seven of us have signed up: Julie
C, Mija G, Linda O, Sharon and Carl H, Vicky W, and Margaret. If you wish to
join the team please let Margaret know; there are opportunities to help for everyone who is interested. If
participating is not possible for you, please pray for our team before we go
and during our week while we are there. Note: we leave around 3 p.m. on Sunday
afternoon, July 10, and expect to leave Newark around 2 p.m .on August 25.
Cost: A donation to the church. You are invited to eat the meals the kids are
given or you can bring your own breakfast and lunch. Dinner will be at a local
inexpensive restaurant, or with a group from Newark.
Vacation Bible Camp!
A generous donor has recently blessed us with the gift of a
Yamaha Clavinova baby grand piano. This is an electronic instrument that
replicates the rich sound of a baby grand piano while also offering the ability
to add character to a piece with preset instruments as well as imported
accompaniments. This instrument is a wonderful addition to our music ministry.
MESSIAH IN THE NEWS!
Click on the links below and check out the “Flippin Fun” coverage of our Annual Shrove Tuesday Pancake
Party in the Daily Record...
A big thank you to both of these local newspapers for covering our events at Messiah!
Calling All Hoopsters! We have a new basketball hoop in the back parking lot! A ball is available in the closet downstairs at the end of the hall near the bathrooms. Take a break and work off some of those coffee hour calories!
New time for Pray and Play - The moms and
toddlers who come to Pray and Play service have agreed that Monday at
10:15 a.m. is a good time to meet. This service is especially tailored
for children ages 6 and under and their families. We meet in the church.
We will also offer Pray and Play on the first Sunday of every month at 9
a.m. (meeting in the lower parish hall).
Members of the Men of Messiah (MOM) at work polishing the brass.
Men of Messiah (MOM) – The next meeting of MOM is July 15 at 10 a.m., in the
Messiah kitchen. Light breakfast of bagels, fruit, coffee, and juice will be provided. Women of Messiah Encouraging & Nurturing (W.O.M.E.N.) - Our
next meeting will be June 27, at 7 p.m. in the back of the Parish
Inquirer's Class - Interested in learning more about the Episcopal Church? Please join us for a 5-session class that will enable those who are interested to discuss and learn more about the Church, Christianity, and the Bible. This is a great opportunity for discovery and to ask questions about who we are. Classes held several times a year at convenient times for those interested are interested.
Education For Ministry - This is not a program for those seeking ordination as
they go to seminary. But this is a wonderful college level program for any one
interested in learning more by reading and discussion. The program continues
for four years, each year a separate unit. Currently there is a class on their
third year of study on Mondays evenings. A new class is being formed on
Tuesdays from 3:45 - 5:45 starting in September. if you are interested please
speak with Margaret who is the facilitator for the program.
Bible Study at Messiah - We will be discussing The Old Testament on Tuesdays at 1 p.m. and The New Testament on Thursdays at 11 a.m.
Lunch Book Group - Tuesdays at Messiah on the lower level, Noonto 1 p.m. Each week's reading and destination is listed in the Sunday announcements. We will be bringing our own lunches so pack or tote your meal; coffee and/or water will be served while we discuss.
Contemplative/Centering Prayer - It meets every Tuesday at 8 a.m. in the church. You are welcome to join our group for 30 minutes of quiet prayer. Other times are possible too, contact the rector if you are interested
Tuesday Book and Movie Night - A Book discussion and bag supper usually held the first Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. followed by a movie (TBD) at around 7:30 p.m. Click on our current Monthly Messenger for book descriptions and details.
Armchair Theologians - A summer program that meets on Monday evenings at 7 p.m. ending with Compline at 8:30 p.m.
Coffee Hour is available after each Sunday Service in our Parish Hall. It's a wonderful time to enjoy friends and fellowship with members of the Congregation. Want to help out? Sign up to host coffee hour! An updated calendar will be posted soon! Sign up for an empty date by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with "Coffee Hour" in the subject heading.