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 an Anabaptist Mennonite church seeking community, peacemaking and compassionate service to others. We invite you to join us on our journey. All of us are created in the image of God, we are all children of God, and all are welcome.

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.

October 11: Karla Minter, MMN
Karla Minter

Karla Minter, Church Relations associate from Mennonite Mission Network, will be speaking. Karla helps make mission happen by connecting congregations with people, stories, publications, resources, and service programs available through Mission Network. For more information, read her page on the Mennonite Mission Network site. She also has a close relative at NSMC (come and find out who!).


Photos from Service Sunday
Assembling MCC Kits

A big thank you to everyone who contributed supplies and participated in assembling hygiene and school kits for MCC! It was a meaningful Service Sunday combining worship and service work. Photos from the service are posted in the photo gallery.

What is an Anabaptist Christian?

People in many parts of the world have become disillusioned with institutional, politically-compromised forms of Christianity. And as this occurs, there is increased interest in learning more about Anabaptism and other Free Church traditions that have called for a radical return to New Testament faith.

In the booklet What is an Anabaptist Christian?, Palmer Becker, a lifelong Mennonite pastor and educator, attempts to summarize Anabaptist understandings in three key statements, namely that: (1) Jesus is the center of our faith; (2) Community is the center of our lives; and (3) Reconciliation is the center of our work.

By contrasting these affirmations with divergent views held within the broader Christian family, Becker challenges readers to take a new look at Jesus, to engage more fully in building the body of Christ, and to embrace more passionately the reconciling work of God in the world.

Learning Together to Live Out Our Faith
Anabaptist Study Center

The Anabaptist Study Center is starting up a gathering on Thursday evenings for worship and study. From 7:00-8:00pm, we will discuss scripture through the lens of Jesus, starting with Jesus' baptism in Matthew. From 8:00-9:00pm, we will look at issues of justice, studying the results of the Doctrine of Discovery and its implications for today.

Upcoming Worship Services
Holy Bible

In the upcoming months, we will have a variety of guest speakers offering their wisdom and Biblical perspectives. To get more detailed information along with links to resources connected with the speakers, please view the Upcoming Worship Services page.

Reflections on Reimagining
Looking ahead

Over three Sundays in August, NSMC spent time discussing several questions that help us re-imagine our future. This discernment process gave voice to a number of Spirit-led responses. The questions we discussed included:

  • What do I value in gathering as community?
  • What encourages me to be more Christ-like?
  • What do I yearn for in our church life?
  • What passions does the Holy Spirit in me prompt me to bring to the congregation?
  • If reconciliation is our work, what are the most important ways in which we do or can live this out?

Throughout this website, some of the responses to these questions are added to the sidebars. Look for them!

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).

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.

This Week at NSMC
  • 9:15am Christian Formation
  • 10:00am Fellowship
  • 10:30am Service Sunday Worship
  • 6:00pm Sunday Night Small Group with Potluck
  • 6:45pm Children's Program @ First Baptist in Waukegan (see Google map)
  • 7:00pm Anabaptist Study Center @ Mennonite Ministries office
  • 8:00am Men's Breakfast
  • 8:30am Women's Breakfast
  • 9:15am Christian Formation
  • 10:00am Fellowship
  • 10:30am Worship—Karla Minter, Mennonite Mission Network
  • 12:00pm Potluck