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
WORSHIP TEAM

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 at worship@mlcjoliet.org for more info

SANCTUARY 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.

YOUTH CHOIR

Our Youth Choir invites all children Kindergarten through 8th grade to uplift and inspire our Congregation at the 9:30am and 11am services on the 2nd Sunday of each month. (September through May) ​

MK MESSIAH KIDS

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

MKW WEDNESDAY

Kids K-5th Grade connect with the Bible and each other on Wednesdays from 6:30-8. Bring the kids and their friends and stay to help out in this fun, impactful mid-week grou

MK11

MESSIAH KIDS AT 11 on Sunday. Children enjoy the Family Life Center after they hear the Childrens Message during the 11am Service on Sunday

STAY-N-PLAY

Kids 5 and younger from the community are invited to play in our gymnasium - no cost.

LIL LOVES MINISTRY

We come alongside under-served families in the community and provide them with baby and mom essentials. We are always looking for people to help at our Give Away Day Events as well as helping find ways to donate. Contact office.manager@mlcjoliet.org for more details more information.

Insight

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.

3M MENS MINISTRY

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

MAC ADULTS CONNECT

Meet fellow Messiah couples and singles for fellowship and fun outside of the church walls. Contact Dave at 815-741-1488 or visit the Events page

BIBLE STUDY GROUPS

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

OWLS

Join our Older Wiser Loving Seniors 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.

MOSAIC FOR YOUNG ADULTS

Connect with other young adults from Messiah

ENCORE

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

FAITH AND BODY CHALLENGE

Accept the challenge! We get together on Thursday from 9-10am to encourage and inspire each other to take care of our bodies and our faith.

MEAL TRAIN

Provide or Receive meals from our Messiah Meal-Train group

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

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

MEMORY BEARS

Join our on the fourth Tuesday 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!

QUILTERS

Meet the third Tuesday at 9 a.m. to 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.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 needed. in and meet new friends. Contact Kathy 815-953-6601.

COFFEE /FELLOWSHIP TEAM

The team is always looking for a hand to help with preparing and serving in a most meaningful way

SECRET PAL

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