Archive for 2019

July 25, 2019

Thursday, July 25th, 2019

The righteous cry out, and the LORD hears them; he delivers them from all their troubles. The LORD is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit. The righteous person may have many troubles, but the LORD delivers him from them all; he protects all his bones, not one of them will be broken.

Psalm 34: 17-20


Save the date: Community Day

All employees are warmly invited to attend Community Day on Tuesday, Aug. 27 from 9 – 10:30 a.m. in the Calvin and Janet High Center for Worship and Performing Arts. This annual Messiah tradition serves as the ceremonial launch of the new academic year for employees with opportunities for corporate worship and fellowship, as well as President Phipps’ State of the College address. Refreshments will be available from 10:30-11:30 a.m. on the High Center patio. All offices and departments (with the exception of Dispatch) will close from 8:45-11:30 a.m. to allow employees to enjoy the Community Day experience. If you have any questions, please contact Karin Bisbee, executive coordinator for the president’s office and board of trustees, at or ext. 5220.

Guests on Campus

The Office of Conference and Event Services is pleased to welcome the following groups to campus over the next week:

  • Boys Lacrosse ID Camp – July 25-27
  •  St. Thomas Evangelical Church of India – July 25-28
  •  High School Baseball Camp – July 27-28
  •  Pleasantville Presbyterian Service Trip – July 27-28
  •  Girls Volleyball Skills Camp – July 28-31
  • Boys Soccer Residential Camp – July 28-31
  • Chamber Music in Grantham – July 28-August 4
  • VISTA Service Orientation – July 29-31
  • PA Baptist State Congress of Christian Education – July 29-Aug. 2
  • Girls Volleyball Prospect Camp – July 31-Aug. 3

If you see our guests on campus, please extend a warm welcome to Messiah College!

Training provided at Messiah for volunteers in church-based ESL programs

Last week Dr. Jan Dormer provided two full days of training for volunteers in church-based ESL programs. Many adult immigrants rely on the free ESL classes provided by churches, and yet churches often do not have personnel trained in TESOL to run and teach in these programs. Training sessions such as this one can help to fill the gap, by providing some information about teaching and learning English for volunteers in such programs. We had 23 participants, for two days of intensive training. Messiah College is pleased to play a small role in the service churches are providing for their local immigrant communities.


For sale

Bass guitar for sale. Wine Red 5-String Fender Jazz Bass V, made in Mexico. Bass is in very good condition with only a couple minor cosmetic blemishes. Matching strap and black padded gig bag are included. Asking $450. Contact Ashley Barnes at or text 717-682-8521 for more info.


Console piano. We are moving and need to downsize, but would like to give our George Steck console piano to a good home. If you are interested, please let Joanna Hadley-Evans at know as soon as possible. Recipient must be able to pick up and transport the piano from Lake Meade in East Berlin. Good condition and and picture available here:


Brindle Farms neighborhood yard sale

Brindle, Clouser and Eppley Roads, Mechanicsburg. Saturday, July 27, 8 a.m.–2 p.m. will host a neighborhood yard sale. Items for sale include: books, puzzles, free videos, dorm fridge, clothing, kids’ items, tools, jewelry, Crystal D’Arc crystal, other glassware, Christmas, household items, more – also food stand and someone will be collecting crayons for recycling. For additional information contact