Messiah Building Use Policy / Request for Use of Messiah’s Facilities
Messiah Lutheran Church provides a home for its membership, and offers hospitality to certain non-members, and non-profit community organizations and events. We expect that all who use our facility will treat the building, property, and staff with respect.
Messiah functions and events are scheduled with the church office, in consultation with the pastor and other staff, and may be affirmed by the congregational council. Non-member functions and events are scheduled with the church office, and will be discussed and voted on by the congregational council at their next regular meeting.
Messiah may require a security deposit to guard against theft, damage, excessive clean-up, or inappropriate behavior. Non-member weddings are also assessed a fee for use of the building. Non-member groups meeting at the church may make a donation to messiah for the use of the building and its resources.
Individuals or groups who wish to reserve space at messiah will complete an application in the church office and sign a usage agreement. This application will be copied to council and the pastor. If the council needs to vote on the application, their decision will be communicated by the church office. Approved events and meetings will go on the church calendar.
Some groups may be required to return a completed clean-up checklist to the office when their event is over. Some groups may be required to submit a security deposit prior to their event, and Messiah may assess a cleaning fee of $25 per hour from anyone who does not leave the building as they found it. We ask that all groups report any concerns, damage, or dangerous conditions to the church office.