Our annual auction is a wonderful way Messiah “parties” together and raises money for our ministries and the work of the church. It’s always a beautiful and fun dinner event where parishioners can bring friends who love to “shop” at our famous silent auction boutique! The auction’s success is essential to Messiah’s budget, and we usually raise around $30,000. There are so many ways you can help! We especially need a team of people to work on donation solicitations from various businesses, develop the theme and decorations, and serve as volunteers at the event.
This celebration is held during February at the 10:00am service and features a sermon by a notable member of the local African American community. Musician guests perform music from the African American cultural tradition. The service is followed by a lunch and discussion in the Parish Hall.
This celebration is coordinated by women who attend the Spanish language service. They organize a lunch celebration and party to honor the fathers of our church. On the day of the celebration women take care of cooking, serving and cleaning. They also coordinate activities and gifts for the fathers in our church.
Men who attend the Spanish language service organize a lunch celebration and party to honor the mothers of our church. On the day of the celebration men take care of cooking, serving and cleaning. They also coordinate musicians to offer an enjoyable and fun party for the mothers.
Beginning with a bilingual service celebration including all parishioners at Messiah, the Homecoming celebration is a festive opportunity that includes a variety of games for children, live music, dance, an old fashioned Cakewalk, and food.
We celebrate freedom with a bilingual service at 10:00am and gather at the patio afterward to enjoy food, music and dance. A Juneteenth Celebration Committee begins the planning for this event months ahead to ensure volunteer participation, excitement and a superb execution of this important event.
Episcopal Churches in the Orange County area collaborate with the Diocesan Bishop to organize a Holy Eucharist Celebration, purchase of a buzz at the event, and coordinate the march representing the Episcopal Church as an inclusive and affirming church of the LGBTQ community.