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Outreach - 2018MLC
Welcome to the Outreach Page of Messiah Lutheran Church

Ministry Project Teams  – Ongoing

These are the groups that meet on a weekly, monthly or quarterly basis.

We are God’s People Reaching Out and Into the Community

These activities take place periodically throughout the year – as needs arise or as scheduled.
If you are an individual seeking direct assistance, please call 211 or visit  211 Connects Alabama  This helpline is geared to link people to resources based on one’s location.     

Reaching Out to the Hungry

In addition to the Weekend Food Program, Messiah provides periodic volunteer support to the faith-based food resource in Harvest, Alabama called House of the Harvest.

A collection point for donated food items is located in the Narthex.  These items are distributed to homeless shelters and food-pantries or other individuals as needs arise.

Messiah also collects food items for St. Mark’s Lutheran Church’s annual Thanksgiving turkey/meal sacks they organized in November.


Reaching Out to the Homeless

Messiah supports the ongoing efforts of the Downtown Rescue Mission of Huntsville, and Inside-Out Ministries of Madison, through the collection of hygiene items, blankets, coats, and other items reported as needed by these organizations.  A collection point is located in the Narthex.

Reaching Out to the Poor

In addition to LEAP Academy,  Messiah reaches out and responds to needs of organizations that provide support and training for those seeking to lift themselves out of poverty through education.

Messiah also participates in the annual  Salvation Army “Angel Tree” Gift drive and supports the Kids to Love Davidson Home for Girls 

Reaching Out to those in Stress

Messiah is a sponsoring member of the HAPC ministry (Huntsville Applied Pastoral Care)
Messiah members and friends can attend classes ffree of charge on a wide range of subjects including;  grief, addiction,  mental illness and caring for elderly parents.

  • Messiah’s Ribbons of Courage ministry is a loving team of cancer survivors providing support to members facing a cancer diagnosis
  • Prayer shawls and lap robes are available to anyone upon request to anyone needing comfort due to illness, hospitalization or loss of loved one.   Contact Claire Strand


Claire Strand, Director of Outreach

John Shriver, Council Representative for Outreach & Mission

Claire Strand

Claire Strand

Director of Outreach


As Director of Outreach, I’m here to help answer any questions or put


you in touch with members involved with outreach and mission ministries.

Call me at (256)721-0041 or complete the short form below!

Contact Form

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