Community Ministry

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Laundry Love: 
Messiah Fairview Park                                                                                                                                        
Love. Dignity. Detergent.
Connecting People to Jesus

Food and shelter are basic needs, but clean clothes can mean a renewed level of self-respect for people with low income/no income. Laundry Love is a national program that gives our neighbors-in-need the gift of clean clothes. For people on a very limited budget, a pile of dirty laundry means making a choice between clean clothes, a meal, or buying gas. By alleviating the financial burden of washing and drying clothes, families can spend their money on food, medicine, utilities, and other necessities.

Laundry Love: Messiah Fairview Park is always free and is held on the last Thursday of the month (except for major holidays) at Leo’s Laundromat, 20210 Lorain Rd, from 6-8 pm.

Clean clothes won’t solve every problem, but it’s a start! If you know of anyone in need of free laundry, please help spread the word. All Messiah Lutheran Church & School members and friends are welcome to join this unique outreach that brings so much hope and joy to our guests at the laundromat every month. Do you feel the call? Here are some clarifying questions: 1) Do you love people and enjoy helping them? 2) Do you have a heart for hard-working people who struggle on low incomes? 3) Are you concerned about food insecurity in Fairview Park and surrounding communities? 4) Are you a friendly person and a willing listener?  If you answered YES to any of these questions, there is a place for you on our Care Team. Please join us in person or in prayer! 

To volunteer or donate, contact Laundry Love: Messiah Fairview Park's Care Team Leader Janice Snyder at [email protected] or visit us on Facebook. Our volunteers are inspired by a sense that what they are doing makes a difference! https://www.facebook.com/LaundryLoveMessiahFairviewPark/
Vacation Bible School
This week-long mid-summer program serves children not only from Messiah but from the surrounding community too.

 People Feeding People
This 40-year old ministry gathers special offerings at Messiah on the third Sunday of every month and distributes them to Cleveland hunger centers operated by West Side Ecumenical Ministries.

Fairview Park Hunger Center
Messiah played a key role in launching this vital community service, which has been helping Fairview Park residents for over 25 years.
If you're interested in getting involved with any of these ministries (or launching a new ministry project), please don't hesitate to contact us!
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