At Messiah, we have an intergenerational congregational approach to youth, young adult, and family ministry. That means that we all--the whole congregation--are the people who plan youth events, teach classes, make friends with children and teens, offer advice and support, act as role models, and, most importantly, share the Christian community.

Vacation Bible School 2023
June 26th - 30th | 9:00 am - 12:00

Through Changemakers Lab children learn that everyone can make a difference in the world! During the week we will explore five Bible stories with examples of people who experienced and brought about change in the world around them. These people provide a model for asking hard questions, working together to solve problems, reaching across differences, caring for all people, and imagining a new world. Join us for a week of fun, snacks, games, music and learning about faith.

Vacation Bible School is open to children ages 3-years-old through those who have completed 5th grade.

Sunday School

Sunday School is for children ages 3-years-old through 5th grade and meets during our 10:30 am worship service. This year, we will use the Spark curriculum, which follows along with the stories that parents and guardians will hear in worship. Sunday school is taught by many adult mentors in the congregation who are helping to share their faith with our children.  

If you have questions about Sunday School or would like to volunteer, please email Pastor Molly at the church office or call 906.225.1119

For registration and this year's schedule, please click on the links below!

Click here to register for Sunday School Sunday School Schedule
Play Group
For adults and their children ages birth through 5-years-old

Join Jen Elsenbroek on Wednesdays beginning on September 7th from 10:00 am - 11:30 am in Messiah's nursery.

Play group is a time to learn, hear Bible stories, socialize and most of all play together. 

For updates, please check Messiah's Facebook page 


Confirmation students eligible to be confirmed will receive a letter from the pastors. Confirmation Sunday is on Reformation Sunday on October 30th at the 10:30 service. 

Confirmation will be held as Saturday retreats: one in the fall, one in the winter, and one in the spring. The pastors are also working to coordinate a weekend retreat in the early summer at Fortune Lake Camp.  Confirmation will be led by Pastor Andrew and Pastor Molly with the assistance of Jen Elsenbroek.

High School Youth Group

Our High Schoolers meet once a month and take part in social and volunteer activities. Our College Mentor and Intern helps to lead our High School events.

Lutheran Campus Ministry
Northern Michigan University

Join Pastor Breanne Kinnunen and students for "Real Talk" a time of worship and sharing faith on Thursdays during the school year at Common Grounds (927 W. Fair Ave.)

Lutheran Campus ministry also takes part in several ecumenical worship and meal opportunities throughout the week. Visit their Facebook page to find out more. 

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Mothers of Preschoolers

Marquette Area MOPS meets at Messiah on the first Thursday of each month September through May from 5:30-7:00 PM.  MOPS International encourages and equips moms of young children to realize their potential as mothers, women, and leaders.  They join a sisterhood of moms in relationship with Jesus.   MOPS is for all moms with children from pregnancy through kindergarten.  It’s a place for friendships and play dates, authentic community, support and growth – because better moms make a better world.  Please follow the link to register and join us for a meeting.  You’re welcome to try a meeting before deciding.

MOPS Registration