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, August 31, 2014
10:15 am  Worship and Holy Communion
We celebrate "open communion," welcoming all baptized believers in Christ
11:30 am  Coffee Hour 
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.



Sept. 7, at 9 AM
We will begin our Day of Service in the sanctuary with a short prayer service and communion at 9AM. Afterwards we will serve our community by collecting food bags in our neighborhood for the Maine Township Food Pantry. For those staying at Messiah, we will assemble quilts for LWR. We will have a pot luck luncheon at noon, and everyone is invited to stay after and help finish whatever quilts are left. REMEMBER to wear your shirts!!! 
Sunday, Sept. 21 at 5-6pm
We will have a party in the Friendship Place to welcome Flat Jesus back after his summer of travels! There will be light refreshments, prizes for Flat Jesus participants, a slide show, and fellowship as we chat about our summer adventures. 
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. 
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. 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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