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.
Advent may well be one of the most overlooked yet most important times of the year. We live in a culture that depreciates the value of waiting. One sad consequence of this is the increased difficulty we have embracing God’s promises that seem so long in coming. We’re in danger of losing our ability to yearn for the revelation of God’s mystery in our world.
When we think of Christmastime approaching, we think of Bethlehem—as it was, not as it is now. Today’s Bethlehem streets bear little resemblance to images evoked by the carol when we sing, "O little town of Bethlehem, how still we see thee....” Today’s streets of Bethlehem remind one of the clarion call of today’s Isaiah text, “O that you would rend the heavens and come down!” Join us for worship on the first Sunday of Advent at 10:30am on the upper level of the Civic Center.
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.