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.

Sunday School

Register your child (ages 3 years old through 5th grade) for Sunday School for the 2023-2024 school year. Sunday school is during the 10:30 worship service. Children are taken to their classrooms by their parents/ guardians at 10:30  before worship begins and return to worship at 11:15 for communion and to lead the sending song. Sunday school begins on September 17th and the last day is May 19th. This year we are incorporating Second Sunday Songs and Sounds. Your children will be singing and playing instruments so that they can be a part of leading worship and also participating in worship on Sunday, December  17th. 

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
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. 

Find them on Facebook
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