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!


SAVE THE DATE! Well, we don’t have an exact date yet, but we have been told that our new addition will be FINISHED BY EASTER! We will let you know when the dedication ceremony will be held as soon as we have a solid date!

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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.


 Tuesday, April 15, 2014 


6:00 PM - Passover Seder
The Exodus story of Passover and a traditional Seder Meal. 


Thursday, April 17, 2014

7:00 pm – Maundy Thursday
Communion service including the washing of feet, celebration of the Last Supper, and stripping of the altar. 


Friday, April 18, 2014

10:00 am – Good Friday Family Service
The message of Good Friday for all ages, featuring the Stations of the Cross. 

7:00 pm – The Passion According to John
A service of dramatic reading and darkness.


Saturday, April 19, 2014

7:00 pm – Easter Vigil
A progressive service that starts in darkness and ends in the light of the resurrected Christ. Holy Communion is offered, and all are invited to celebrate with a short reception following the service.


Sunday, April 20, 2014

8:30 am Easter Breakfast

9:45 am  Sunday School Egg Hunt

10:15 am  Easter Resurrection Celebration
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.




April 27 @10:15 AM

The first Sunday after Easter is a time of joy and humor. Our special "Bright Service" will also feature first time communion for several of our young adults


Brotherhood Breakfast – Saturday, April 12th at 9am. All men at Messiah are invited! We meet at Just Like Home, 8501 W Dempster Street in Niles. Good conversation and food.
Women's Service Group Sunday, April 27th following worship service. Please join us to put together quilts – more help is needed! No sewing experience is necessary – men and women are welcome! Bring a bite to eat and stay as long as you can. 







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