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.
Throughout the fall, we are exploring the theme Walking with Jesus by looking at factors and practices that shape our walking with Jesus. The first set of messages focused on Rekindling Our Passions. Our series continues over the next four weeks focusing on What Do We Want Out of Church? Join us for worship at 10:30am on the upper level of the Libertyville Civic Center.
Ten Thousand Villages, a fair trade retailer, will have a sale at the Libertyville Civic Center on Saturday, October 25, 9:00am-2:00pm. Ten Thousand Villages is an exceptional source for unique handmade gifts, jewelry, home decor, art and sculpture, textiles, serveware and personal accessories representing the diverse cultures of artisans in Asia, Africa, Latin America and the Middle East. One of the world's largest fair trade organizations and a founding member of the World Fair Trade Organization (WFTO), the company strives to improve the livelihood of tens of thousands of disadvantaged artisans in 38 countries. Sales from the October 25 event along with many other events help to support many deserving artisans.
Volunteers are needed for setup Friday, 4:00-8:00pm and breakdown, Saturday, 2:00-5:00pm. Please contact Larissa Stenzel to volunteer.
For more information, view the October 25 sale flyer.
On Thursday evenings at 7:00pm, a small group meets to explore the spiritual practice of prayer, using Henri Nouwen's book With Open Hands. Each week we will discuss a chapter, spend time listening to one another, and devote time to prayer. These sessions are led by Lynne Kuhl. For more detailed information, see the Upcoming Events page or contact Lynne directly.
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.
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).
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!
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.