Verse of the Day

Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing. (James 1:2-4, 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