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

  • 9:00am-12 noon, Monday-Friday
  • 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.

Holy Week Services
Cross on a hill

During Holy Week leading up to Easter, NSMC will have two special services. The first will be a Maundy Thursday service on Thursday, April 17, 7:00pm at the Civic Center. On Friday, April 18, we will have a Good Friday service at 7:00pm at the Civic Center. All are welcome to join us.

Easter Sunday Services
Easter banner

To celebrate the joyous resurrection of Jesus, NSMC will have two special worship services on Sunday, April 20. The first is a 6:30am sunrise service at the North Pavillion at Independence Grove Forest Preserve in Libertyville (see map--detailed instructions in Weekly News). After the sunrise service, we will gather at the Civic Center for a potluck breakfast, followed by our main worship service at 9:30am (please note the change from our usual worship time). All are welcome!

Discussion of John D. Roth’s Beliefs
Beliefs by John D. Roth

Starting in January, the adult Christian Formation is studying John D. Roth's book Beliefs: Mennonite Faith and Practice. This short, engaging book gives a brief account of what Mennonites believe. From the beginnings of the Anabaptist (or Mennonite) movement in the 16th-century, to biblical interpretation, baptism, understandings of the church, ethics, and the complex question of denominationalism, John D. Roth provides a solid framework for on-going conversations about faithful discipleship in the Mennonite church today.

Join the adult Christian Formation class at 9:15am on Sunday mornings.

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, APRIL 13
  • 9:15am Christian Formation
  • 10:00am Fellowship Time
  • 10:30am Worship
  • 6:30pm Youth Group meeting
  • 7:00pm Sunday Night Small Group
  • WEDNESDAY, APRIL 16
  • 6:45pm Children's Program @ First Baptist in Waukegan (see Google map)
  • THURSDAY, APRIL 17
  • 7:00pm Maundy Thursday service @ Civic Center
  • FRIDAY, APRIL 18
  • 7:00pm Good Friday service @ Civic Center
  • SUNDAY, APRIL 20
  • EASTER SUNDAY
  • 6:30am Sunrise Service @ Independence Grove (see map)
  • 7:30am Potluck Breakfast @ Civic Center
  • 9:30am Worship