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

Sunday, February 7, 2016

9:00am     Christian Education: 
                 CHAT Room,
                 Confirmation Class

10:15am   Worship and Holy



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.



February 7 during worship
All current Scouts are invited to attend this service. You may be a Cub Scout, Brownie, Boy Scout, Girl Scout, or Indian Scout – all are welcome. If you are a former Scout, bring along a memorabilia or your favorite memory to share with the current Scouts. 
Feb 7 after worship
We will have King Cake at coffee hour – come see if you get Baby Jesus! We will also burn palms for Ash Wednesday, and celebrate the last Sunday before Lent.
Sunday, Feb. 7th  
following the worship service
Remember to show your support for this annual food and funds drive by our Youth Group. All monies collected go to the Maine Township Food Pantry. Drop your cash in the soup pot, or add your canned goods to the Wall of Food … every little bit helps fight hunger in our community!
February 10
Lent begins with Ash Wednesday services at 
9:15 AM and 7:00 PM. 
Please note that the early service will be DURING our Child Care Chapel time, and we will be offering imposition of ashes to children as well as adults.             
Messiah CCC will be holding its annual “Be My Valentine” Pizza Dinner and Valentine Making Party/Open House on Thursday, February 11th. The pizza party will be from 5:45-6:30pm (reservations and pre-payment may be made by in the CCC Office). The Open House will be from 6:15-7:30pm and is open to current families as well as families interested in registering for the summer and school year programs. Guests may visit classrooms, meet staff, pick up registration materials and participate in Valentine activities and projects. 
Spotlight Youth Theater Presents:
Feb. 12-21 at Prairie Lakes Theater in Des Plaines
For tix: 847-516-2298/
GREAT FUN for the whole family on Valentine’s Day! These shows always sell out, get your tickets today!
ALSO! A Special Night for Special Friends! SYT invites individuals with Special Needs and their Families to be a guest at the final dress rehearsal on Wed. Feb 10 at 6:30 pm. This show is FREE and ends around 8:30 (it’s okay if you don’t stay the whole time!) Call Elizabeth at 847-962-9348 or email to reserve tickets. 

Brotherhood BreakfastSaturday, February 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.

Quilts ‘n KitsWill meet Sunday, February 28th following worship







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