December Schedule

Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017

         Second Day in Advent, 10:15 a.m.

Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017

         Third Day in Advent, 10:15 a.m. 

Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2017

         Fourth Day of Advent, 6:30 p.m.

Sunday, Dec. 24, 2017

         Christmas Eve Family Service, 4 p.m.

         Christmas Eve Candle Light Service, 10:15 p.m.

Monday, Dec. 25, 2017

         Christmas Day Service, 10:15 a.m.


Also in December:

Brotherhood Breakfast – Saturday, Dec. 9 at 9 a.m., Jimmy’s, 1440 Rand Road, Des Plaines

Quilts & Kits – Sunday, Dec. 10


From Roger Turek, our new Music Ministry Coordinator!

Christmas Giving

Christmas Charities

We are doing LSSI’s Gifts for Kids again this year Nov. 26 to Dec. 10. Gift tags will be available in the narthex. Pick a tag, purchase a present, and bring it wrapped to church by Sunday, Dec. 10, to be sent to LSSI in time for their Christmas Party. Contact Moni Ryczek with questions at 847-692-6972.

We’ll also have our Giving Tree to collect socks, winter gloves and hats for Night Ministry as well as our friends from Assistance Ministry:

For Women:

  • Winter coat, size L
  • Boots or sneakers, size 8.5 or 9
  • Winter boots, size 10 or 11

For Men:

  • Sweater, size 2X
  • Hiking-style boots, size 13
  • Socks
  • Pants, size 31-32
  • Boots, size 9
  • Stretchy pants
  • Shoes, size 9
  • Jeans, size 44-45


The tree will be in the Friendship Place on Dec. 2.



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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.

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