Verse of the Day

Enter his gates with thanksgiving, and his courts with praise! Give thanks to him; bless his name! For the LORD is good; his steadfast love endures forever, and his faithfulness to all generations. (Psalm 100:4-5, ESV)

Mad Dash 2011 (with results)

MAD DASH 2011 RACE RESULTS (click here)

Coverage in the Poughkeepsie Journal

More of Leslie Weichsel’s photographs coming to Messiah’s website soon; for now, enjoy them here courtesy of the Poughkeepsie Journal!

Mini-Dash Start

Please join a few hundred of us on Labor Day for a morning’s run (or walk) in the scenic Rhinebeck countryside. There will be 5k and 10k races, and a 5k walk, over rolling hills and beautiful scenery on a paved road.There will also be mini-dashes for the kids! Refreshments are served after each race.  All event proceeds go to support local charities.

More information about the race: Mad Dash 2011

Meanwhile, you can register for the race online at, or, download an entry form here, and mail it in.

Directions and race course: 5K Route10K Route


Finishing the 5K


Finishing the 10K