Serve in the local community
Caring Hands Food Pantry
The Caring Hands Food Pantry is operated out of First Lutheran Church in Fullerton. We assist the operation weekly. EVERYONE can help by donating food on a regular basis. Messiah has large "soup can" bins around campus for your donations. Extra hands are also welcome to help distribute food on Wednesday mornings to the homeless and hungry.
Caring Hands Kitchen
Help serve a hot nutritious meal to homeless and hungry people in the community. The second Tuesday of each month, Messiah partners with First Lutheran Church in Fullerton to feed over 100 people in need. If you've never done anything like this, it's a must try.
Messiah partners with Donate Life each year. We encourage people to be donors and celebrate those who have donated life and received life through donated organs. Join the team to walk or show support through giving.
Homeless Intervention Shelter: H.I.S. House
HIS House is right in our own backyard and they are always in need of supplies. This program helps people get back on their feet with a roof over their heads and real solutions to getting them back to work and self sufficient again. Here are some easy items for drop off to HIS House anytime: paper towels, toilet paper, laundry detergent, soap, wet wipes or a new pillow.
We are host to Homework House Tutoring. It is completely run by Messiah volunteers who love kids and truly want to see them succeed. We are always in need of more tutors. If you are interested, we would love to speak with you about joining the team.
Messiah is proud to be a sponsor of Love Placentia, an annual city-wide serve day. The entire community comes together to help one another—City government, businesses, residents, the faith community, service groups, schools and sports organizations. Placentia is part of the growing list of cities who are part of OC United’s “Unite for Cities” Initiative.
Relay for Life
Messiah has a strong Relay for Life team each year. We help by raising money and walking during a 24-hour walk-a-thon. Everyone knows someone affected by cancer. Get involved and support the Messiah Relay team. Let's make a difference!