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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All baptized believers are welcome to partake at the Lord's Table for our open communion. Gluten-free wafers are available.



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.



Christmas Services
Sunday, Dec. 21 @ 10:15am         
Mary and Joseph Baby Shower
A fun way to celebrate the coming baby King! We are asking for donations of paper diapers and other baby products to be shared with WINGS. (more info below)
Wednesday, Dec. 24 @ 4:00pm 
Family Christmas Eve
Our extremely popular Family Service, with kid-friendly worship and a convenient start time.
Wednesday, Dec. 24 @ 10:15pm               
Candle Light Christmas Eve
Traditional late-night “Lessons and Carols” Christmas Eve service.
Thursday, Dec. 25 @ 10:15am     
Christmas Day Service
A celebration of the birth of Jesus.
Sunday, Dec. 28 @ 10:15am
Hymn Fest
During the worship service on Sunday, December 21st we will host a “Baby Shower for Mary and Joseph.” Children will be asked to dress in their party clothes and bring donations of paper diapers or other baby products. Children will be encouraged to carry their “gifts” and place them in front of the manger. Later, the gifts will be donated to local organizations that serve needy families. During the coffee hour following the service we will celebrate with punch and other shower treats. If you would like to donate some cookies or other treats for this event, please contact Julie Jensen.
The Church Office will be closed Thursday Dec 25th and Friday Dec 26th.
Also, Jan 1st and 2nd
The Child Care Center will closed Monday Dec 22nd through Friday Dec 26th and again on Thursday January 1st.

Brotherhood Breakfast – Saturday, Dec 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 Kits – Merry Christmas! No work day in December





1605 Vernon Avenue
Park Ridge, IL 60068
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