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Connect with like-minded individuals at Messiah and enjoy  time together at any of these Life Groups.

You will find your people and your place here.
Looking for Birth-12th Grade Ministries, please visit their individual pages

If you have a gift for music through singing or using instruments, then we'd love to have you share that gift. If you're a self-proclaimed "geek" and love technology, worship ministry is also the place for you.

Contact Lloyd Evans at for more info.

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Adults meet for a variety of events and activities to foster community, fellowship and friendship. Join us for bonfires, lunch, movies and so much more. Contact Dave 815-741-4488 for more info or check out our Events page

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Volunteer Opportunities:

We are always looking for people to help at our Give Away Day Events as well as helping find ways to donate. Contact Christine Murray @ for

more information.

Adult Choir

If you have a gift for singing and want to be a part of a talented Choir then this group is for you. 

Contact Herb Alexander at the church for more info.

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Insight is various Bible Studies that meet on Sunday morning during the 9:30 am Service. If you are interested in joining us at the church, contact the church office at 815-741-4488. 


Pasta Meal

Meal-Train ministry provides meals for those needing a little support because of long term illness, surgery, death in the family, new baby or loss of a job. If you know of or are wishing for meals or would like to sign up to serve on the team please click here 

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Parents and caregivers, bring your kids 5 and under for  2 hours of playing in our Family Life Center gymnasium.

Enjoy a cup of coffee on us and meet new people.

Every Tuesday during the school year from 9:30 - 11:30 starting September 2022. We follow the Plainfield and Joliet School district calendars. For more information contact 815-741-4488  or Facebook 



Bible discussion group

Small groups gather in homes or at church to discuss and learn about specific topics. Some include food and fellowship. Call the church office to find out what groups are meeting. Currently the Chosen Life Group are studying the TV Series The Chosen 

Men's Ministries:

Want to connect with other Christian men, share your skills and hobbies, want to be the Dad in Sunday School; do men activities such as hiking, biking, or learn to be a better dad or  husband then contact Pastor Hoover.

September 13 we will start our new study of The book of James by Francis Chan  

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OWLS: Our Older Wiser Loving Seniors gather the 2nd Tuesday of October, December, February and April to enjoy a variety of activities such as speakers, crafts, fellowship, and more.  Meet new people, make new friends, learn something new, try new recipes, visit with old friends, learn about other cultures, make a craft, get gardening tips, swap books, and any other endless things we haven’t thought of yet. Schedule of activities coming soon. Contact Dave


Contact Dave for questions about joining our very active over-55 group. Check the Events page for upcoming activities

Active 55+ 

Kids K-5th Connect with the Bible and each other every Wednesday from 6:30-8. Bring the kids and their friends and stay to help out in this fun, impactful mid-week group 

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Middle and High School students have the opportunity to be a part of our Youth group:
Sunday morning middle and high school at 9:30am

Wednesday Confirmation class at 6:15pm

S.A.L.T on Sunday 4:30-6 for fellowship, games and fun.


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Children as young as 3 years old come to Sunday school at 9:30 am and Kids Church at 11am.

Other programs included Baptism; First Communion; Vacation Bible School; MKW; Special Children's messages at each Sunday morning service and a nursery for the babies.


Memory Bears – Join our Memory Bear Group on the fourth Tuesday of each month at 9 AM! We sew 24-inch stuffed teddy bears out of clothing from one who has passed away to comfort those who are grieving. We also make bears to order as well as new bears we offer for sale on the 1st Sunday in May, called “Bear Sunday”. ALL proceeds are donated to children in need, such as those in the local hospice program, in our own congregation, the local homeless shelter, an orphanage and a children’s hospital. Whether or not you can sew, we need you!

For more information, please contact the church office please 

Quilters – meet the third Tuesday of each month at 9 a.m.  We assemble and tie quilts that are sent to Lutheran World Relief (LWR) where they are distributed around the world to the people affected by natural disasters or war.  Our quilts are used as warm bedding, simple tents or floor coverings and reflect God’s loving presence in a world filled with suffering.  We also make lap robes for our local Lightways Hospice and baby quilts for our own Li’l Loves Ministry.  No sewing or quilting experience is needed to join in and meet new friends. 

Contact Kathy  or call 815-953-6601.

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Daybreak Shelter


Volunteers meet at Daybreak Shelter 611 Cass Street, Joliet the 2nd Monday of every month to prepare and serve food.

5:30-7pm. If you can volunteer or provide supplies, please submit the form below or call the church office.

Landscape Club

Calling all green thumbs to help with landscaping, gardening, planting, watering and beautifying the church grounds. Come whenever you are able! Contact Kim at 815-546-3553 for a list of things that can be done.

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Join Our Secret Pals: Having a secret pal can be a very rewarding experiences you can have at Messiah. Participating in the Secret Pals program takes commitment, loyalty and a desire to have lots of fun. It is also a wonderful way to make new friends!!! Look for sign up information in the fall or contact Maureen Williams or 815-531-7250