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Upcoming Events at Messiah

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Crafters & Vendors, register HERE.

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Click here  to donate electronically!

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Online giving is an easy way to give to MLC, and there are three ways to do it:
1) Go to this link: churchcen

2) Download the Church Center app on your phone or tablet.

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



Men’s Bible Study meets the second and fourth Tuesdays of every month at 6:30, in the Fireside Room. Bring your Bible (paper or digital) and join us!

PRAYER TEAM (Thursdays at 10:15 am)

In the Fireside Room. Email for more information.


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

Join us for adult Bible study/Sunday school in Fellowship Hall on Sunday mornings at 9:30. This ministry is on break until August.


FAITH & BODY CHALLENGE LIFE GROUP (Thursdays 9 to 10 am)

Faith & Body has started to meet on Thursdays mornings. The Faith and Body group is dedicated to help each other to improve their health. We meet September through May in the FLC from 9 – 10 am for walking, stretching and faith building time. There is no cost, and you are welcome to bring a friend.  Please register on the Messiah website under Faith & Body. Contact Sherri at 815-741-4488 or email for more information.


MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers)

Calling all moms from pregnancy onward to join a supportive community of moms! Each meeting has a different topic related to parenting, and childcare is provided. We get to know each other more, watch a video from a MOPS speaker, have a discussion, and end with a devotional. Meetings are typically every-other Friday at 9:30 am, September-May. Contact Amy at with any questions. Our final meeting, before we break for summer, will be Friday, May 10.


OWLS (Older, Wise, Loving Seniors)

Our final luncheon for this season was Tuesday, May 14. We will resume in September.



The Memory Bears Group meets once a month to make teddy bears out of clothing from people who have passed away, to comfort the grieving.  We would love to have you join us! We have jobs that do not require sewing. We meet the fourth Tuesday of every month at 9 am - 12 pm in Fellowship Hall.



The Messiah Quilters meets on the third Tuesday of every month 9 am – 12 pm in Fellowship Hall.  We have a lot of quilts ready to complete and if you can tie a knot, you can help us out.  We even have jobs you can do sitting down.  Think about stopping in and see what we do.  If you are unable to join us and would like to sew at home, we have kits available. Contact Kathy at for more information or any questions you may have. 



Volunteers are needed to serve dinner to at Daybreak Homeless Shelter in Joliet. The commitment is from 5 - 7 pm on the second Monday of each month. A team of Messiah members meets at the shelter to set up and serve dinner. Sign up in the Narthex.


Messiah has developed a micro-food pantry that is housed in the closet across from the church office. This ministry is 100% donation driven and maintained by the Evangelism Board. You can support this ministry through prayer, and through monetary or food donations. Contact the church office for more info.



Messiah uses a Prayer Chain made up of people willing to pray for our members, community, and nation in times of crisis. Prayers are confidential and anonymous, as much as possible. You can make a difference through the gift of your prayers.

Contact Cindi Souza at or Pastor Dave Stier at to become a partner.



We encourage all kids pre-k thru 5th grade to be a part of Messiah Kids church at 11 am after the kids' message in the Family Life Center (FLC). Kids will experience God during this time with weekly themes, songs, short movie clips, games and prizes. All are encouraged to attend.



Make sure to bring your children to Sunday school upstairs every Sunday.


MESSIAH KIDS WEDNESDAYS (Wednesdays at 6:30 pm)

Have your K-5th grader join us for a great time on Wednesdays for a fun night of worship, lessons, games, crafts, and connection with the Bible and friends! Registration $15 per child. Maximum of $45 per family. Questions? Contact Beth Hohisel or 815-735-7897.  Our final week for the season was April 17th.  Summer fun starts June 5th.  The fall season resumes in September.


STAY N PLAY (Tuesdays from 9:30 to 11:30)

Stay N Play is a weekly playgroup for children five and younger that meets in the Family Life Center on Tuesday mornings from 9:30-11:30.  This group is open to church members and to the community. Parents or caregivers must stay and keep an eye on their children. Stay N Play will resume in September.


S.A.L.T. (Wednesdays from 6:30 to 8 pm) S.A.L.T. is a time for high school students to interact with their faith. S.A.L.T. is currently on break for the summer.


HEAD2HEART (Wednesdays from 6:15 to 8 pm)

(H2H) Hey middle school students, come join us for nights of instruction and fun as we teach Luther’s catechism and play games! H2H's final meeting for this season was April 24.



Sunday morning Bible study is on break until September. We’d love to have you volunteer to help out at our summer programming, June 2-July 28. Get in touch with Leslie via email at for more info!



Students from 6th grade through graduating seniors are invited to be a part of the new Wednesday evening student ministry program - Friends And Mentors = F.A.M. We meet Wednesday evenings from 6:30-8. Students will learn about ways to get connected to God, church, community, and friends as they explore life skills, service opportunities, and more. Reach out to Kate for more info at

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