Our Outreach Team coordinates our volunteer efforts with Dillard Street Elementary School, the Apopka Pregnancy Center, the Christian Service Center, the Edgewood Children’s Ranch, Habitat for Humanity, and other local, national, and international outreach organizations to help change the world with Jesus: one child, one person, one family, on community at a time. If you would like more information about our Outreach Team, please contact Angela Lopez

Christian Service Center

Bag Sundays at Church of the Messiah

On the first Sunday of each month, Church of the Messiah members and guests are invited to bring non-perishable food items to church services to benefit the food pantry at the Christian Service Center in Ocoee.

For more information about the Christian Service Center, check out its website here.

Compassion International

Beginning in 2021, we have been provided with our very own tracked link. When a child is sponsored by someone from this page we can track the influence of our church to that sponsorship.  The children you see on this webpage are not on any child packets or other websites, they are unique to our custom weblink online. 

To learn more or to sign up to sponsor a child, follow this link https://cintl.us/chofmessiahfl


Our Disaster Action Response Team coordinates our church’s response to Hurricanes and other disaster related needs around our Parish and community. If you would like more information or would like to serve with our team, please contact office@churchofthemessiah.com

Dillard Street Elementary School Partner in Education

We partner with Dillard Street Elementary School as one of their Partners in Education by providing needed items to students in need, sponsoring teacher appreciation snacks or meals, and other vital support. Children’s Minister Angela Lopez works year round to communicate with the school and identify ways in which she and COTM can help.

Edgewood Children’s Ranch


The Outreach Team partners with Edgewood Children’s Ranch to host an annual Christmas Party at the Ranch, provide needed bulk groceries, and for other service projects to help around campus and brighten the days of the children and house families.

Foster Friends of Central Florida

Support provided to teen girls living in a local foster home in Central Florida. We have a designated volunteer who connects with the young ladies and communicates their needs to our Outreach Team throughout the year. 

Friends of the Troops


Each year, we provide support in some way to send some cheer to troops. This year (fall 2022) we sent boxes of Girl Scout Cookies through one of our parish Girl Scouts!

Habitat for Humanity

West Orange Habitat for Humanity is a not-for-profit, Christian organization transforming the lives of low-income, hardworking families through home ownership. It brings together families in need, volunteers of all faiths and backgrounds, and community resources to build homes and strengthen communities.

Check out West Orange Habitat for Humanity, here.

Hope Center Winter Garden

Spearheaded by a coalition of local churches and worship centers, Hope Center Winter Garden is now operating at 1010 S. Dillard Street. It is following the model of the Hope Center in Clermont, serving as a one-stop location of services for individuals and family in need: Food Pantry, Job Placement, Counseling, Immigration Services, Life Solutions, Thrift Store. Visit cfl-hope.org for more information.

Moldova Missionaries

In 2022 we are supporting Sergiu and Victoria in their ministry so they can go to Moldova.  Their goal is to bring hope through the gospel movement to a country that is the poorest in Europe and to apply the door-to-door method of evangelism.  They believe God called them to bring the hope of eternal life in Jesus Christ to the people of Moldova.  Their purpose is to do God’s will through discipleship, church planting and social activities.  Visit their website if you are interested in helping them financially OR please pray for them:
     Pray that God will open doors of ministry, blessing partnerships, and friendships
     Pray that God will keep them safe
     Pray that God will change the hearts of those who will listen to his Word

The Nurture Place

The Nurture Place Winter Garden provides support to local families, with special attention to the needs of adoptive and foster families. COTM is assisting with space needs while they complete the build of their new home in Winter Garden. Learn more about their services at thenurtureplace.org

Operation Christmas Child