Community Outreach



Mounties Backpack Program:  Messiah Lutheran Church supports families in the South Williamsport Area School District by participating in Feeding America’s Backpack Program. Backpack food programs offer families free groceries for weekends and school breaks. Food backpacks include healthy, easy-to-prepare food for kid-friendly meals.

Feeding America member food banks partner with schools, Boys and Girls Clubs, and community centers to distribute backpacks to kids. To learn more about the Backpack Program, visit this link:

Volunteers are always needed to help pack the food and to deliver the backpacks to the schools on Fridays or the day before a school break. Monetary donations are also welcome.  Contact the church office if you wish to help.


Shepherd of the Streets is in need of the following items:  baby items (shampoo, powder, lotion, soap, diapers of all sizes); regular sizes (not sample sizes) of deodorant, shampoo, toothpaste, and shaving cream; toothbrushes (adult and child); disposable razors; new combs; bar soap.  Please place items in the appropriately marked bin in the elevator alcove.  Monetary donations will also be accepted by Shepherd of the Streets.

Other helpful links:

Shepherd of the Streets is just one of the ministries supported by United Churches of Lycoming County.  For more information about United Churches of Lycoming County, visit their web site at
Pack 41 of the BSA is chartered by Messiah Lutheran Church.
Boy Scouts of America Susquehanna Council