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.



Thursday, November 27, 2014

10:15 am  Worship with Holy Communion

2-5 pm  Community Thanksgiving Meal


Sunday, November 30, 2014

9:00 am  Christian Learning Hour

10:15 am  Worship with Holy Communion


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.



10:15am and 2pm 
Join us for a feast of bread and wine in worship at 10:15am! Then stick around for a community dinner with all the trimmings. Watch for opportunities to pitch in, or join us for this traditional meal. We hope you join us and friends from our neighborhood as we give thanks! 
Collecting Nov. 30 -Dec. 14 
We continue to be so thankful for all those who contribute to our annual Christmas giving projects:
For The Night Ministry serving the homeless of Chicagoland, we bring in hats, gloves, and scarves. Our Giving Tree will be in a new location this year. We are looking for mostly adult items, and asking that they be STURDY, WINTER ITEMS, rather than “magic gloves” which are very thin. Deadline for donations is December 14 – the Night Bus will be delivering the items to people on December 22-24, so we need to pack everything up and ship it before that.
Also, we are doing LSSI’s Gifts for Kids again this year. Gift tags will be available in the narthex. Pick a tag, purchase a present, and bring it wrapped to church by Sunday, December 14th to be sent to LSSI in time for their Christmas Party.
Moni Ryczek will coordinate the gift tags, so contact her if you have any questions at 847-692-6972. 
50/50 CASH RAFFLE 2014
Donations are $20, and only 500 tickets will be sold! Cash prizes are*:
1st Place = up to $2500
2nd Place = up to $1000
3rd, 4th, and 5th = Up to $500
Drawing to be held Nov 30th at noon, you don’t have to be present to win.
*Prize amounts dependent on sale of all 500 tickets. Actual prizes may be reduced according to sale of tickets.
Thursday Nov 20 at 7pm
We are reading The Aviators Wife by Melanie Benjamin. Hopefully everyone will have read it and we will discuss the novel. Anyone is welcome to join this group–just read or listen to the book and show up!
Nov. 23 during worship
As a congregation of people praying, caring, and participating in God’s Mission here at Messiah, it is an important part of the year for renewing our gifts. We ask you to review your gifts in the next few weeks. You will be sent a form the first week of November. Fill it out and bring it to worship Sunday November 23rd. During worship we will have a special Celebration of Gifts, and the gifts you list will be offered at that time.

Voting Location – Tuesday, November 4th Messiah will serve as a voting location for mid-term elections. The Friendship Place will be the location for the voting, and will be in use from 5pm Monday night through about 9pm Tuesday night.

Brotherhood Breakfast – Saturday, Nov 8 at 9am. All men at Messiah are invited! We meet at Just Like Home, 8501 W Dempster Street in Niles. Good conversation and food.

Quilts ‘n Kits – Sunday, Nov 16 at 11:30 am We will gather to be THANKFUL for warm blankets! Join us as we start on our 2015 Quilts … no sewing experience necessary!





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