By following the life and teachings of Jesus Christ, we are a Mennonite church committed to community, peacemaking and compassionate service to others. We invite you to join us on our journey.
Mennonite Ministries, our church office, is located at 324 Peterson Road. The office is open Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 12 noon, and by appointment.
Our theme for Lent 2015 is "upside down and inside out." It reminds us every week that whatever God is doing, it isn’t “same old, same old.” Believers may not so much need a “reset” as an invitation not to settle, a call to grow up rather than simply to grow. Growing up asks us to take a second look at what we thought we knew, what we thought was decided, what we thought we were done with, and to discover that there is more than we saw at first glance. Growing up means not only saying but actually knowing in our bones that God’s foolishness is wiser than human wisdom. Growing up means realizing that it’s possible to follow the rules perfectly and still have a heart of stone. Growing up means recognizing that death is absolutely real—and also absolutely powerless to stop God’s reign from coming, here on earth as in heaven.
As we explore what it means to be "upside down and inside out," we invite you to join us for worship at 10:30am in the Civic Center. All are welcome.
Our pastor Roland now posts copies of past sermons on his sermon blog. It's a great resource if you missed the service or want to revisit what you heard.
As a community we believe God is leading us to be involved in partnering together with First Baptist Church in Waukegan in ministering to neighborhood children. We encourage members of our community to consider in what ways the Spirit of God might be leading you to participate. The kind of commitment needed is about one (1) Wednesday night per month, from 6:30 pm - 8:45 pm. If you wish to participate or need more information, please contact Roland.
First Baptist Church is at 401 N. Genesee Street in Waukegan. Park in the church parking lot off of Sheridan Road, one street east of Genesee behind the church (see Google map).
The weekly email sent out to NSMC family, called the NSMC Weekly News, is available online. The Weekly News has announcements and current information pertaining to the activities of the congregation. The current Weekly News is available from a link on the left side of this page under Weekly News and Brochures.
iMissional.org provides resources and a forum for conversation for facilitating missional transformation in the life of the church as it seeks to participate with God in God's mission. Our pastor Roland writes regular posts called Missional Matters exploring what it means to be missional.