Messiah offers a variety of education programs for children, teens and adults. 


    • Bible Study with Pastor Chuck meets on Saturday mornings from 8:30 - 9:45 am. Bible Study welcomes everyone who is seeking to strengthen their faith through studying the Scriptures for the upcoming Sunday Worship. No previous Bible study or expertise in studying Scripture is necessary. Just bring yourself and your questions. We always spend time relating the Scriptures to our real life challenges and joys. Any questions? Feel free to give Pastor Chuck a call at 847-254-1948.
    • Christian Basics is a 5 week course offered twice a year for those wishing to baptize a child or be baptized themselves, prepare for Holy Communion or Confirmation as an adult, become a member of Messiah, or learn more about the faith we share.
    • Deborah Circle is a women's Bible study & fellowship that meets on the 3rd Wednesday of the month at 9:30 am in the Luther Center. (Does not meet during the summer months June, July, & August)
    • Serendipity Bible Study meets the 2nd & 4th Wednesdays of the month at 9:30 am in the Luther Center.
    • Single Women in Ministry (SWIM) is fellowship & Bible study that  for single women and meets Saturday mornings twice a month around town.

    sunday school

    Messiah's Sunday School program is designed for children in Preschool through 5th Grade. We teach children the foundations of our faith using a variety of fun activities. 

    Sunday School meets most Sundays from September through May during our 9:30 AM worship service, following the children's message. Children are invited to arrive to worship with their parents or guardians, stay in the Sanctuary through the children's message, and then are dismissed to their Sunday School classes. *Please note, Sunday School is not a drop-off activity. 

    For more information on our Sunday School program, contact our Church Office at 847-526-7161.

    For the Sunday School Registration Form, click here.


    first holy communion

    First Holy Communion is an important milestone in our faith.

    First Holy Communion is intended for students in fifth grade who are in their last year of our Sunday School program. Fifth grade students are invited to participate in a retreat in April to prepare them for their First Holy Communion. Before the retreat, students will receive a Bible, a small catechism, a first communicant book, and a leader's guide to partake in at-home instruction. 

    Pathway / Middle School

    Pathway is our 3-year program for 6th-8th graders as they prepare

    to affirm their baptism through Confirmation. Middle school students will study Luther's Small Catechism and prepare for lives of faith, friendship and service. Pathway meets Sunday afternoon at 4:00 pm during the school year.  

    For the 2022-23 school year Messiah will be partnering with Peace Lutheran Church in Lake Zurich. For an overview of the program, click here.

    Contact the Messiah office at (847)526-7161 or volunteer leaders Kristin Costello or Sarah Theriault for more information. 

    Vacation bible school (VBS)

    Messiah proudly hosts a summer Vacation Bible School program for children in Preschool through 5th Grade. We welcome all children from the surrounding community to join the fun as we explore our faith in a variety of fun activities. 

    You do NOT need to be a member of Messiah to attend our VBS program! All are welcome!