WELCOME TO MESSIAH We are a loving, inclusive and active faith community seeking to serve God, follow Christ and change the world. We find strength in the cultural, economic and political diversity of our congregation.

Through the beauty of our Biblical and liturgical traditions we discover relevant meaning for our varied lives as we seek to embrace our most authentic selves.

Empowered by our Christian values, we seek to extend God’s boundless love beyond worship to all creation, making God’s love tangible in the twenty-first century.

SERVICE TIMES
8:00am Service
10:15am Service
12:00pm Service (In Spanish)
more about worship & music

Life Event Forms

ADULT EDUCATION OFFERINGS
Class meets at 9:00 am in the upper
room

CHURCH SCHOOL
10:15am-11:00am
For age 4 through High School

CHILD CARE AVAILABLE
9:00am-1:30pm
From age 0 to 5
WELCOME TO MESSIAH We are a loving, inclusive and active faith community seeking to serve God, follow Christ and change the world. We find strength in the cultural, economic and political diversity of our congregation.

Through the beauty of our Biblical and liturgical traditions we discover relevant meaning for our varied lives as we seek to embrace our most authentic selves.

Empowered by our Christian values, we seek to extend God’s boundless love beyond worship to all creation, making God’s love tangible in the twenty-first century.

  • Altar Flower Ministry
    Altar Guild
    Coro Nuevo Amanecer
    Choristers (RSCMA)
    Friends of Music
    Liturgy & Music Committee
    Messiah’s Choir
    Sunday Liturgy Team

    Affiliated Organization
    OCSA

  • Auction Ministry
    Health Ministry
    Office Volunteers
    Small Group Socials
  • Black History Month
    Halloween Party
    Hispanic / Latino Heritage Celebration
    Homecoming
    Hot Dog Feast
    Shrove Tuesday
  • Environmental Ministry
    Hope Nicaragua
    Project Ruth
    Saints AElred & Hildegard (LGBT)
    Social Justice Films
    Book & Media Exchange

    Affiliated Organizations
    Amos Health & Hope Concern
    America First Drops
    Hands Together
    Isaiah’ House
    Micah’s Way
    Morning Garden
  • @ Youth
    Adult Education
    Bible Study
    Messiah's Media Makers
    Education for Ministry (EFM)
    Nahuatl Language & Culture
    Sunday School Program
    Rector’s Forum
    Women Book Group
  • Bridges Ministry
    Contemplative Prayer Group
    Intercessory Prayer Group
    Lay Eucharistic Visitors (LEV)
    Men Seeking God
    Stephen Ministry
    Wednesday Women

    Affiliated Organizations
    Alcoholics Anonymous
    Comedores Compulsivos
    Mothers’ Prayer Group

Every pledge truly matters!

Giving is an important part of our spiritual growth and our relationship with God. We ask each parishioner to consider making a pledge that is both responsible and significant based on his or her financial situation. A tithe is 10% of one’s income, and is often a benchmark reached after incremental increases each year. At Church of the Messiah every pledge, no matter what amount, makes a valued contribution to our mission and ministry.

Thanks to everyone who has committed a pledge toward our Annual Operating Budget! We budget for, and continue to need, new pledes throughout the year. We invite you to make a pledge today. You can pledge easily online or call David Kapojos in the finance office at 714.205.0563 Supporting the Mission and Programs of Church of the Messiah is now easier than ever. You can make a one-time or a recurring donation by clicking on “DONATE NOW” bellow.


Thank you for helping Church of the Messiah bring the word of God’s inclusive love to the world!
For questions about your pledge or for further information, contact David Kapojos in the finance office at 714.205.0563 or by email at finance@messiah-santaana.org

MOST COMMONLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Below are answers to some of the most commonly asked questions about giving, pledging and how budgets work at Church of the Messiah. If we can help answer any other questions, please contact David Kapojos in the finance office at 714.205.0563 or by email at finance@messiah-santaana.

  • Q: What is a pledge?

    A: A pledge is a financial promise. Each autumn, we renew our commitment to one another and the ministry of the Church by making a financial pledge. A pledge may be changed as needed throughout the year by calling the finance office. You are welcome to fill out a pledge card at any time.


    Q: Why is my annual pledge important?

    A: Annual pledges support everything we do and are at Church of the Messiah—from supporting our outreach ministries to our musical offerings to having outstanding staff. Every pledge matters and even a small increase in your yearly personal giving is magnified dramatically when our entire community gives together.
  • Q: How much should I give with an annual pledge?

    A: We ask each person to consider making a pledge that is both responsible and significant based on his or her financial situation. A tithe (10% of one’s income) is often a benchmark reached after incremental increases each year.


    Q: When should I pledge?

    A: We ask everyone to make a pledge during October of each year so that we can plan our budget for the coming year. Of course, new pledges are welcomed throughout the year.
  • Q: When do I pay my pledge?

    A: Many people fulfill their pledge monthly, quarterly, or even in one payment. However, you may fulfill your pledge in as many payments as you wish throughout the year. Pledges are fulfilled on a calendar year basis, beginning January 1.


    Q: How can I pledge when I don’t know what I can afford during the next year?

    A: A pledge can be adjusted during the year if your circumstances change. We suggest that you pledge responsibly, based on your best estimate of the year’s income.
  • Q: Does Church of the Messiah live within its means?

    A: Our church does live within its means, and each year the Vestry adopts a balanced budget. Your pledge made during the annual pledge campaign is critical to establish that budget, as our income projections are based primarily on pledges that we receive from our members. If pledges are not received, then adjustments are made in the church’s budget and programming, sometimes during the program year, which is why we close every year in the black.