Service Day

Service Day | April 4, 2024

Each year on Service Day, classes are cancelled to give students & employees an opportunity to work together as an expression of our faith commitment to service at Messiah University. We work to serve our community through a multitude of projects both on & off campus.

What is the purpose of Service Day?

Service Day is designed to help fulfill Messiah University's mission to prepare students “for lives of service, leadership, and reconciliation in church and society." We encourage students and employees alike to participate in service with the local community. 

See service anew


What can I do for Service Day?

If you are a student currently enrolled in a Created & Called for Community (also known as CCC) course, your course instructor will advise you on your role for Service Day.

If you are NOT currently enrolled in a CCC course, you can sign up for any on or off campus service opportunity.  

While projects for 2024 have not yet been confirmed, previous projects have included:

On-Campus Projects: 

Operation Warm Hearts

Prayer Shawl Ministry

The Office of Sustainability


Off-Campus Projects: 

Bethesda Mission Community Center

Bethesda Mission Men’s Shelter

Greenlight Operation

Love the Hill

Mechanicsburg BIC Church

New Hope Ministries

Ruby Coffee Co. / Peace Promise

Salvation Army Food Pantry

Saving our Ancestors’ Legacy

Students participating in service project


We will be working with Caitlin's Smiles again this year. Caitlin's Smiles "encourages children with serious health challenges to explore their uniquely creative talents by taking part in arts and crafts activities." Learn more about their mission here!