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.
In the name of Christ, we welcome you to our community and invite you to journey with us as we seek to follow Jesus together. As an Anabaptist congregation, we believe the essence of the Bible is embodied in Jesus Christ, the living, acting Word of God, and Christ is our authority. Christ calls us to love one another unconditionally just as Christ loves us: without judgment, condemnation, or conformity. We believe that practicing unconditional love calls us to welcome those who have been marginalized, and we are especially concerned for the protection of the most vulnerable in all walks of life. All who wish to meet the Living Christ are welcome to worship with us and participate fully in congregational life. As a congregation of God’s people, we desire to reflect the diversity of the human family, including the diversity of sexual orientation, gender identity, race, ethnicity, age, economic status, marital status, physical and mental ability, and education. We therefore have chosen to become a welcoming and affirming congregation affiliated with the Supportive Communities Network of the Brethren Mennonite Council for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Interests. We trust that following Christ faithfully—while patiently agreeing and disagreeing in love—will call for ongoing communal discernment and self-reflection that urges us to grow beyond the consumerism, militarism, racism, sexism, and other destructive forces of our culture that marginalize people. We welcome you to experience God’s love and be a light in the world with us.
Michael Danner will be our guest speaker on October 9. Michael serves as the executive conference minister for the Illinois Mennonite Conference. Join us for fellowship time at 10:00am and worship at 10:30am in the upper level of the Libertyville Civic Center. Please note: our potlucks are now on the first Sundays of the month, which means October 2 is a potluck Sunday! Please bring a dish to share and/or plan to stay for a communal meal at noon.
After a journey of Bible study, discussion, and discernment, North Suburban Mennonite Church has crafted a welcoming statement that reflects our understanding of God's community. Our welcoming statement appears above as "Statement of Welcome and Affirmation."
To understand more about how we reached this statement, please read our church narrative of the process. This narrative has a series of questions and reflections following it to help explain our welcoming statement.
NSMC is now a part of the Mennonite Creation Care Network, an organization affiliated with MCUSA and Mennonite Church Canada. The network was created out of the belief that the Christian search for faithfulness and discipleship should also lead to care for creation. Visit their website to explore all aspects of the network, including how other churches are challenging themselves to care for God's creation and how we can be involved. For more information, talk to Kay, our current Mennonite Creation Care Network congregational liason.
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.
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).