Our congregation was officially organized on May 7, 1954 with 35 people present. Since then, Messiah has thrived in the community, and has strived to make Christ’s love known to all who enter our doors – through worship, through education, through our facilities, and through fellowship.

Thank you for your interest in us.  If you would like to learn more about us, or would like to become a part of the fellowship of Jesus Christ here at Messiah, please contact our pastor, either in person, by phone, by email, or with a letter. We look forward to hearing from you!




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This Week’s Schedule

All baptized believers are welcome to partake at the Lord's Table for our open communion. Gluten-free wafers are available.



Sunday, September 28, 2014
9:00 am  Christian Learning Hour
Sunday School, CHAT Room, and Confirmation Class.

10:15 am  Worship with Holy Communion
In the Sanctuary.

11:30 am  Packing Boxes for LWR
In the Friendship Place.


News and Events

See below for other upcoming events. For a more complete view of what is happening at Messiah, click on the link at the top of this page for our most current monthly newsletter.



Thursday September 25 at 7:00PM 
Serving fellowship and coffee in the Friendship Place. If you haven't taken your Spiritual Gifts survey please do at 
Sept. 26-27, 9-3
St. Peter’s UCC-Skokie 
School clothes, toys, furniture, house wares, and boutique! Don’t miss this huge sale at St. Peter’s UCC, on Oakton St. across from the Library in Skokie. $5 bag sale on Saturday from 1-3pm. Ask Jennifer at 224-659-9158 for more info.
Sunday, Sept. 28 during worship
On this Sunday we will dedicate the quilts and school kits that our people have worked so hard on over the last year. The quilts will be on display in the narthex and sanctuary, and we will bless them during the service. FOLLOWING the worship service we will box up and label all our materials for LWR. (This takes the place of traditional “LWR Ingathering.”) We will assemble in the Friendship Place following Coffee Hour. 
Sept. 28th during worship
During the children’s message we will honor Grandparents as well as have a combined Sunday School session.

Brotherhood Breakfast – Saturday, Sept 13 at 9am. All men at Messiah are invited! We meet at Just Like Home, 8501 W Dempster Street in Niles. Good conversation and food. FOLLOWING the breakfast we will have a work day at the Parsonage (prep for winter)!




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