North Suburban Mennonite Church | Libertyville, Illinois
North Suburban Mennonite Church | Libertyville, Illinois
North Suburban Mennonite Church | Libertyville, Illinois
And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.
Micah 6:8
Illustration by Lindy Swan
Illustrations by Lindy Swan
Illustration by Lindy Swan
Illustration by Lindy Swan

North Suburban Mennonite Church

What to Expect

  • Expect to meet people who welcome you and care about you. We are a community following Jesus and we help each other in this journey.
  • Dress comfortably for our services because we are more concerned with you and not what you wear. Most people dress casually. The temperature inside the Civic Center can vary quite a bit, so we suggest wearing layers for comfort.

Sunday Morning Schedule

  • 9:15am Christian Formation
  • 10:00am Fellowship Time
  • 10:30am Worship

Mennonite Ministries Hours

  • Monday & Friday, 9:30am-12:30pm
  • By appointment

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.

Learn more about us, our beliefs, our ministries, and our vision as a church. Join us for worship at our location in the Libertyville Civic Center at 135 W. Church Street (see map).

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.

Living with Christ-Led Courage
NSMC Vision

According to our vision statement, “ to live with Christ-led courage, we will follow in Jesus' footsteps as He shapes our convictions and empowers us to live out His commands.How do we live as peacemakers in word and deed? How do we live in a way that honor and sustains all of God's creation? How do we live as true disciples?

During the Sundays after Pentecost, we will take a closer look at this part of our vision statement, asking and exploring questions of what it means to live Christ-led courage. Join us for worship at 10:30am in the Libertyville Civic Center, main floor.

Art Exhibit by Dean Habegger
Three Works by Dean Habegger. Upper Left: Holiday Egg Boat; Lower Left: Lonely Interior; Right: Floating Chalice

Dean Habegger will be displaying his art in the Mennonite Ministries office through the months of June, July, and August. When Dean was younger, he was inspired by his older brother John and his Grandma Habegger who painted some and did other creative crafts. In college, he was inspired by early to mid 20th-century art, especially abstract expressionism, having a teacher who encouraged him to look at his personal history and non-art sources as contexts for subject matter. As a result, Dean's religious and small town upbringing have greatly impacted his work since then. (Read his artist statement…)

The Parables of Jesus
The Parables of Jesus

During the summer of 2014, we are exploring the parables as an intergenerational activity (age range 8–72) under the leadership of Meg Runyan. And we are doing it in a variety of creative ways, using all sorts of arts and crafts talents—some we didn’t realize we have!

For two parables we were particularly encouraged to write or draw. As they lend themselves well to recording, we collected them. In the first case we were invited use any format we prefer, with pencils and crayons. For the second, we were encouraged to tap any form of less common writing: a poem, haiku, limerick, word game, or other verbal interpretation. Here is a compilation of these creative writings and drawings.

Upcoming Events Page
Upcoming Events

To find details about upcoming NSMC special events, keep checking the Upcoming Events page for all the information you need to know, including links to other sources of information.

 

August 31 Baptism Sunday
A baptism

Plan now to participate in our upcoming Baptism Sunday on August 31 at Illinois State Beach in Zion (entrance off of Wadsworth Road, see map). Meet in the parking lot at 10:00am for a baptism and worship service on the beach, followed by a potluck picnic.

Please bring yourself, chairs for on the beach, and food to share (bring your own tableware, too).

Roland's Sermon Blog
Roland Kuhl

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.

 

Ministry Partnership with First Baptist Church
A circle of hands

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).

Anabaptist Study Center
Anabaptist Study Center

Throughout the year the Anabaptist Study Center offers public seminars, workshops, and discussions that explore life, faith, and our world from an Anabaptist perspective. While most of our events are rooted in some way in the Anabaptist faith, many of the topics we explore are relevant to Christians from all denominations/traditions, as well as our neighbors from other faiths/non-faiths.

The Anabaptist Study Center now has its own page on this website, a place where you can read more about the purpose of the center and detailed information about upcoming events. Our Anabaptist library is also available online as a searchable library resource. Check it out!

NSMC Weekly News
Weekly News delivered by email

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: Resources for Being a Missional Church
Image of Jesus

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.

This Week at NSMC
  • SUNDAY, AUGUST 17
  • 9:15am Christian Formation
  • 10:00am Fellowship Time
  • 10:30am Worship
  • 12:00pm Potluck
  • 2:00pm Gleaning @ Prairie Crossing
  • 5:30pm Youth Band
  • 6:30pm Youth Group meeting
  • TUESDAY, AUGUST 19
  • 7:00pm Church Board meeting @ Mennonite Ministries office
  • WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 20
  • 6:45pm Children's Program @ First Baptist in Waukegan (see Google map)
  • SUNDAY, AUGUST 24
  • 9:15am Christian Formation
  • 10:00am Fellowship Time
  • 10:30am Worship
  • UPCOMING EVENTS
  • FULL CALENDAR