FAMILY CAMPING TRIP

SAVE THE DATE

Where:

Mendota hills Campground

642 U.S. HWY 52 Amboy, IL 61310

https://mendotahillscampground.com/

 

 

When: 2 Trips planned in 2021 (If there is a demand, we may add a 3rd in the fall)

May 14-16

Sept. 3-6 (Labor Day weekend)

 

Approximate Cost:

RV's $40-50/ Night

Tents $35-45/ Night 

(May be less if we have a lot of people)

 

For each trip we have 5 RV spots reserved and can accommodate 4 Tent Families or more.

The May Trip- Water and Electric 

Labor Day Trip- Full hook up

 

To reserve your spot please contact Pastor Stier and submit a $100 Deposit per trip to MLC.

RV Spots are filling up FAST!

 

We will attend the Refuge Worship service at camp 10am Sundays.

We are planning to have our All-Family Mexican Fiesta on Sunday September 5th.

All other meals are on your own unless you want to connect with your neighbors. 

 

Not into camping? Come Join us for a Day or stay in nearby Dixon for the weekend 

There may be a small per person fee for daytime visitors.

 

RV cabin rentals available Prices vary. You will need to book on your own A.S.A.P.

COUPLES RETREAT

COUPLES RETREAT (June 11-13)

MLC will be holding a couples’ retreat for married couples from day one of marriage to sixty years and beyond. MLC membership is not required. MLC membership is not required. The cost for is $255/ couple. For this event we are limited to 11 couples/22 people. It includes two night's stay, 3 meals and 3 worship and marriage sessions. Provide your own transportation or carpool with another couple. Check-in 6-10pm Friday, Check-out 1p Sunday (EDT) There will have options to purchase "addons" when you register. Here is a link to the info sheet. Optional activities includes games, paintball, rock climbing wall, horseback riding and more. Contact Pastor Stier for more information at pastor.stier@mlcjojliet.org.

VOLLEYBALL

CO-ED VOLLEYBALL (Thursdays at 7 pm) Come on out for some great fellowship and friendly competition. Everyone is invited to play some volleyball in the FLC. We’ll be playing with people from Crossroads Christian Church as well.

LANDSCAPING

OUR LANDSCAPING TEAM NEEDS YOU!

If you are able to volunteer 45 to 60 minutes per week to help keep our church grounds looking beautiful, please let us know.

Light jobs include: raking mulch, pulling weeds, shaping and dead heading roses, and general clean-up around the grounds. Chores can be done any day of the week, at an hour that fits your schedule.

 

To join up, or get more information contact Jim Ortinau at 815-782-5295  or Kim Ciuffini at 815-478-4752

MLC NEWS

 

ONLINE GIVING
Online giving is an easy way to give to MLC, and there are three ways to do it:
1) Go to this link: churchcenter.com/giving

2) Download the Church Center app on your phone or tablet and choose to use either your debit/credit card or automatic bank withdrawal.

3) Text your dollar amount (with a dollar sign in front of it) to 84321.

 

WORSHIP SERVICES FOR APRIL

Please make your reservation for what service you plan to attend at
mlcjoliet.org.  The 8:00 and 9:30 services are streamed live as well, and there will be overflow in the narthex for on campus services if we surpass the 90 person threshold. Other non-religious or non-educational building usage will be encouraged to follow both state and church-posted protocols.

 

GET INVOLVED

 

DAYBREAK SHELTER
Because of Covid-19, Daybreak Shelter is now collecting and delivering items instead of packaging them. We are still accepting donations of items during normal office hours, Monday through Friday, 9 am to 5 pm. We need donations of individually wrapped snacks, instant oatmeal, hot chocolate packets, cereal boxes (small) and fruit.

 

LIL LOVES
Lil Loves Ministry is a new ministry at Messiah, and its aim is to come alongside underserved parents and babies in the Tri-county area. The store, located in the Gathering House, will be available to attend on an appointment basis and there will also be distribution events. Lil Loves needs donations of diapers, formula, wipes, and other baby and family items to build up stock in the store. If you'd like to donate, please place your items in the Pack 'n' Play in the narthex. 

 

OUR LANDSCAPING TEAM NEEDS YOU!

If you are able to volunteer 45 to 60 minutes per week to help keep our church grounds looking beautiful, please let us know. Light jobs include: raking mulch, pulling weeds, shaping and dead heading roses, and general clean-up around the grounds. Chores can be done any day of the week, at an hour that fits your schedule. To join up, or get more information contact Jim Ortinau at 815-782-5295  or Kim Ciuffini at 815-478-4752

 

MESSIAH QUILTERS

The Messiah Quilters are having an EXTRA QUILT DAY on May 4th from 9 am to 12 pm to attempt to get caught up from all the months we missed during Covid.

 

MLC CHILDREN’S MINISTRY

MESSIAH KIDS REMIND GROUP
Parents of Sunday School aged children (Kindergarten through sixth grade), you can join the Messiah Kids Remind group by texting the code mlcmk to 81010. You can also go to this link: https://www.remind.com/join/mlcmk. It will be used to send reminders and notifications about Sunday School and any events we have planned. Contact Aimee Gipes at CEMLCJoliet@gmail.com with questions.

 

CHILDREN’S SUNDAY SCHOOL (Sundays at 9:30 am)

If you’re in kindergarten through sixth grade, join this group for Sunday school in the Family Life Center. Social distancing and other safety protocols will be followed.

 

MLC STUDENT MINISTRY


MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOL SUNDAY SCHOOL (Sundays at 9:30 am)
We’re back in the building for Sunday school for middle and high school students (7th-12th grade) every Sunday. We’re doing it both in-person and on Zoom. We meet upstairs in the Awana area. Contact Brian at brian@mlcjoliet.org for a link to Zoom Sunday school.

 

DATE NIGHT SERVICE PROJECT (April 30 from 6 pm to 10 pm)
Parents! Do you need a date night? On this night the student ministry will watch your kiddos while you enjoy an evening out. This service is available for all students 7th grade and under. We will have games, movies, day care and food. Parents, contact Brian at brian@mlcjoliet.org to sign up.

 

SKY ZONE (May 26 from 6 to 8 pm)
Hey 7th-12th grade! Join us for a great night of trampoline action at Sky Zone. The cost is $33 which goes towards food and two hours of jumping. Contact Brian at brian@mlcjoliet.org if you plan on going.

 

STUDENT MINISTRY CAMPING TRIPS (June 22nd-June 25th/July 27th-July 30th)

These camping trips will be at Chain O’ Lakes Campground in Spring Grove, IL. They are for students in 7th-12th grade. Contact Brian at brian@mlcjoliet.org for more details. Get ready for a fun-filled time of “roughing it” with your fellow students!

MFUGE MISSION TRIP (July 10th-17th)
We will be taking a trip to Tennessee to do M-Fuge which stands for Mission Fuge. M-fuge is a ministry that takes student ministries from all over the country and brings them into one area to serve, worship and fellowship. This is for students going into 9th grade in August 2021 to graduating 12th graders. Talk to Brian about signing up for this ministry opportunity at brian@mlcjoliet.org.

 

CENTER LAKE BIBLE CAMP (August 8th-13th)
Hey students (and parents): We’re headed back to CLBC! This week of camp is for students going into 5th-9th grade. Parents can sign the students up themselves at centerlake.org and get a discount by using the code CHURCH. You can get more details by emailing Brian at brian@mlcjoliet.org or by watching the video at bit.ly/MLCCenterLake.

 

EVENTS

 

WALKING IN FAITH (Wednesdays at 9:30 am)

For the foreseeable future, this group will walking at Inwood Park at 9:30 am. Email Sherri at bookkeeper@mlcjoliet.org for more info.

 

PRAYER GROUP (Thursdays at 10 am)
In the sanctuary and on Zoom platform. Email pastor.stier@mlcjoliet.org for more information.

 

MOSAIC (Sundays at 9:30 am)

Mosaic is a “next level” Life Group ministry for 20-30 somethings AKA Mosaics or Millennials.  Mosaic focuses on a life of worship through; service, fellowship, prayer, and music, all the while discussing Biblical truths. To join this group, simply come to the study at the Mosaic room (the classroom off of the fellowship hall).

 

INSIGHT ADULT BIBLE STUDY (Sundays at 9:30 am)

Insight Adult Sunday school is in full swing again and we couldn’t be more excited. We are meeting in the Fellowship Hall. Today’s topic is “Bible stories you probably didn’t hear in Sunday school”, taught by Jim Ortinau. Everyone is invited.

 

CO-ED VOLLEYBALL (Thursdays at 7 pm)
Come on out for some great fellowship and friendly competition. Everyone is invited to play some volleyball in the FLC. We’ll be playing with people from Crossroads Christian Church as well.

 

FAMILY CAMPING TRIP
We’re headed camping to Mendota Hills Campground for two dates: May 14-16

& Sept. 3-6. See Dave Stier (pastor.stier@mlcjoliet.org) for details. Approximate cost is RV's $40-50/ night, tents $35-45/ night (May be less if we have a lot of people).

 

COUPLES RETREAT (June 11-13)
MLC will be holding a couples’ retreat for married couples from day one of marriage to sixty years and beyond. MLC membership is not required. MLC membership is not required. The cost for is $255/ couple. For this event we are limited to 11 couples/22 people. It includes two night's stay, 3 meals and 3 worship and marriage sessions. Provide your own transportation or carpool with another couple. Check-in 6-10pm Friday, Check-out 1p Sunday (EDT) There will have options to purchase "addons" when you register. Here is a link to the info sheet. Optional activities includes games, paintball, rock climbing wall, horseback riding and more. Contact Pastor Stier for more information at pastor.stier@mlcjojliet.org.

NAMI
NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) has started meeting at Messiah on the first and third Mondays of each month. NAMI provides support groups both for those struggling with mental illness and their families. If you are interested in attending this group, please call 815-409-7919 or email info@namiwillgrundy.org.

 

LIVING ALTERNATIVES PREGNANCY CENTER

We are partnering with Living Alternatives Pregnancy Center in Joliet to help the community meet basic baby needs. Help us reach our goal of $1000. The center helps with counseling, medical and baby items, and classes for new mothers. Go to www.fundeasy.com/m/5098266/ to help the Pregnancy center in Joliet.

 

THANK YOU

Members of Messiah, we want to let you know how much we appreciate everyone’s prayers. Thank you for all the cards, e-cards, flowers, visits and meals we have received over the last several months. Your continued prayers will be greatly appreciated. Ever grateful, Vickie and Ken Skinner.

 

CONGRATULATIONS


Congratulations to Audrey Rae Endebak on her baptism today, and congratulations to parents Jeff and Mai Endebak and sponsors Cynthia Lehman and Sharon Gallagher.

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