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

  • 9:00am-12 noon, Monday-Friday
  • By appointment

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.

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.

Poetry Potluck on April 26
Poetry Potluck

On Saturday, April 26, the Anabaptist Study Center is hosting a Poetry Potluck at 4:00pm at the Mennonite Ministries office. Everyone to bring a favorite poem or excerpt to share and discuss. Feel free to bring a small snack to share as well. For more information, read the event flyer. See you there!

Embodying Christ-Like Compassion
NSMC Vision

According to our vision statement, “ to embody Christ-like compassion, we will bear witness to the kingdom of God on earth so that God’s healing and hope flow through us to the world.” How do we learn from the compassion of Jesus and extend it to others in our midst? How can we allow God's healing and hope to flow through us?

During the Sundays after Easter, we will take a closer look at this part of our vision statement, asking and exploring questions of what it means to embody Christ-like compassion. Join us for worship at 10:30am in the Libertyville Civic Center, main floor.

Discussion of John D. Roth’s Beliefs
Beliefs by John D. Roth

Starting in January, the adult Christian Formation is studying John D. Roth's book Beliefs: Mennonite Faith and Practice. This short, engaging book gives a brief account of what Mennonites believe. From the beginnings of the Anabaptist (or Mennonite) movement in the 16th-century, to biblical interpretation, baptism, understandings of the church, ethics, and the complex question of denominationalism, John D. Roth provides a solid framework for on-going conversations about faithful discipleship in the Mennonite church today.

Join the adult Christian Formation class at 9:15am on Sunday mornings.

Roland's Sermon Blog
Roland Kuhl

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.

 

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).

Anabaptist Study Center
Anabaptist Study Center

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!

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.

iMissional.org: Resources for Being a Missional Church
Image of Jesus

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.

This Week at NSMC
  • SUNDAY, APRIL 20
  • EASTER SUNDAY
  • 6:30am Sunrise Service @ Independence Grove (see map)
  • 7:30am Potluck Breakfast @ Civic Center
  • 9:30am Worship
  • TUESDAY, APRIL 22
  • 7:00pm Worship Design meeting @ Mennonite Ministries office
  • WEDNESDAY, APRIL 23
  • 6:45pm Children's Program @ First Baptist in Waukegan (see Google map)
  • SATURDAY, APRIL 26
  • 8:00am Engaging Scripture @ Mennonite Ministries office
  • 4:00pm Poetry Potluck @ Mennonite Ministries office
  • SUNDAY, APRIL 27
  • 9:15am Christian Formation
  • 10:00am Fellowship Time
  • 10:30am Worship