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.
Ric Hudgens, will be our guest speaker on May 29. Ric is from Reba Place Fellowship in Evanston where he has been for over 25 years and where for 8 years served as Lead Pastor. Currently Ric is serving as Pastor-in-Residence at Second Baptist Evanston, a 133-year-old African-American congregation where Rev. Dr. Michael C. R. Nabors is the Senior Pastor. Join us for Christian Formation at 9:15am, fellowship time at 10:00am, and worship at 10:30am. We meet on the upper level of the Libertyville Civic Center.
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.
It was a meaningful afternoon on April 17 when we had our Imagination Day. A number of intriguing and exciting ministry ideas were presented to the group with time for feedback and seeing how ideas intersect. At the spring congregational meeting on May 22, we will have more time to see what direction these ideas take us. Thank you to everyone who participated!
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).