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

PEACE AND JUSTICE

SAINTS AELRED & HILDEGARD

SAINTS AELRED & HILDEGARD Saints AElred & Hildegard (A&H) Gay, Lesbian, Bi-Sexual, Transgendered and Questioning Ministry became an official ministry of the Church of the Messiah in 1993. The ministry continues to look at expanding the group to include family and friends. We meet the third Sunday of every month at the homes or the churches of our members, for potluck dinners, for friendly conversation, evening prayer and to plan our participation in gay events.

Contact Information:
Wayne Kempe
562.533.6591
wayne.kempe@gmail.com

PROJECT RUTH

PROJECT RUTH Project Ruth, named after the story in the Book of Ruth, is Messiah’s ministry to the homeless. Working together in action and prayer, we provide service and support to our homeless neighbors.

Our busiest time occurs on the 4th Sunday of the month, when we meet at 9:00am to assemble toiletry and hygiene bags, focusing especially on women. At 11:45am, we travel west a few blocks to Civic Center Plaza, where we deliver the bags to homeless men, women and families gathered for lunch provided by area faith and social justice organizations. On Christmas, we assemble and deliver backpacks or shoulder bags of essential items and a small gift.

Contact Information:
Peggy Connery
714.813.3592
Margaret.connery@hotmail.com

HOPE NICARAGUA

HOPE NICARAGUA Church of the Messiah has been a partner with AMOS since our first mission trip to the small rural village of Cumaica Norte in January of 2012. That partnership continues with an annual donation to the work of AMOS and a mission trip to Nicaragua to work with AMOS every two years. AMOS Health and Hope (A Ministry Of Sharing) www.amoshealth.org is a Christian non-profit organization, managed by Dr. David and Dr. Laura Parajón, in rural Nicaragua. AMOS prioritizes the needs of vulnerable people in remote, rural areas of Nicaragua through a variety of programs using community-based methodologies. It has core values of a commitment to serve alongside those in need, to live out the Gospel through love in action, and to celebrate with local leaders as they work toward bringing peace, justice, health and education to their communities.

Contact Information:
Carol Harvey
714.734.8668
cvharvey1@gmail.com

SOCIAL JUSTICE FILM SERIES

SOCIAL JUSTICE FILM SERIES Messiah’s Social Justice Film Series hosts monthly screenings of recent, high-quality films focused on current events. These films are relevant to the evolving social justice awareness and activities of the Church of the Messiah and our surrounding community. After the film, there is time for open discussion.

Contact Information:
Biff Baker
949.856.1115
biff@aleks.com

ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE

ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE Messiah’s Environmental Justice Ministry (EJM) supports sustainability efforts in our parish, our membership and our community by education and action on environmental issues.





BOOK AND MEDIA EXCHANGE

BOOK AND MEDIA EXCHANGE This is a yearly event at which parishioners bring their “like new” or “nearly new” books, CDs and DVDs and exchange them for items brought by others. Our goal is to bring excitement over books to Messiah and put books and quality media in the hands of many people.

Contact Information:
Peggy Connery
714.813.3592
Margaret.connery@hotmail.com


PEACE AND JUSTICE - AFFILIATED ORGANIZATIONS

HANDS TOGETHER
(Affiliated Organization)

SAINTS AELRED & HILDEGARD Initially funded by Church of the Messiah, Hands Together is now a non-profit organization serving the needs of over 80 children, aged infant to pre-kindergarten, Monday-Friday. Hands Together, a Center for Children, is an advanced early education and child development program offering comprehensive preschool services. It has been awarded the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) Accreditation. The pre-school curriculum emphasizes English literacy, reading and math readiness skills and meets the academic and social needs of the predominantly Latino Santa Ana community.

Contact Information:
Dave Peters
714.479.0294
dave.peters@handstogether-sa.org
Contact Information:
http://handstogether-sa.org

MORNING GARDEN
(Affiliated Organization)

PROJECT RUTH Morning Garden is a unique preschool and parent education program for homeless families and families in transition who have preschool aged children. These especially vulnerable children are provided an early childhood education in a calm and serene environment. This program operates every weekday, 8 a.m. to noon, and is located on the Messiah campus. Parents are encouraged to participate in parenting and vocational training classes while their children engage in learning opportunities through social interaction with other children.

Contact Information:
Mayra Serna
909.273.1696
mayra.serna10@gmail.com
Contact Information:
http://handstogether-sa.org

AMOS HEALTH AND HOPE
(Affiliated Organization)

HOPE NICARAGUA AMOS Health and Hope (A Ministry Of Sharing) www.amoshealth.org, is a Christian non-profit organization, managed by Dr. David and Dr. Laura Parajón, in rural Nicaragua. This Christian non-profit organization exists to improve the health of impoverished communities by working alongside them in health, education and development. At AMOS, core values are inspired by Jesus’ example: a commitment to serve alongside those most in need, to live out the Gospel through love in action and to celebrate with local leaders as they work towards bringing peace, justice and health to their communities. Hope Nicaragua is our partner ministry with AMOS Health and Hope.

Contact Information:
http://www.amoshealth.org

FIRST DROPS
(Affiliated Organization)

SOCIAL JUSTICE FILM SERIES Messiah has partnered with First Drops and One Global Family to prepare and serve lunch in the Santa Ana Civic Center once a month. The effort started when First Drops, and interfaith children’s organization, invited Messiah’s children to help serve food to our downtown Santa Ana neighbors in need.

Contact Information:
http://firstdrops.org

ISAIAH HOUSE
(Affiliated Organization)

ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE Isaiah House, of the Orange County Catholic Worker Movement, offers formal meals six days a week, shelter for homeless men and women, bags of food and clothing, showers, emergency assistance, a relaxing backyard and always a friendly ear and kind words of support. The mission of Isaiah House is rooted in the Baptismal Covenant that calls us to strive for justice and peace among all people and respect the dignity of every human being. This command is taken to heart at Church of the Messiah, which provides money, food, clothing and toiletries to support the work of Isaiah House.

Contact Information:
http://occatholicworker.org

MICAH’S WAY
(Affiliated Organization)

BOOK AND MEDIA EXCHANGE When the prophet Micah was asked what God wanted of him, he simply said, “Act justly, love tenderly, walk humbly with God.” Micah’s Way is not a religious organization. Nevertheless, they believe that their purpose is encapsulated in the context of this simple sentence. The mission of Micah’s Way is to provide Orange County’s impoverished families and individuals with a support system that responds to their immediate needs and helps them develop the necessary skills to become self-sufficient. Church of the Messiah has been a partner of Micah’s way for many years. Volunteers are welcome to come to our parish kitchen to prepare meals and clothing for those in need.

Contact Information:
Denis Clarke
714.667.7110
denis@micahsway.org
http://micahsway.org