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.
Heather Kuhl, home for three weeks from YWAM Perth, will be facilitating a discussion of the film Wongi Warrior, for which she helped create curriculum.
This film by Josh Lohmeyer gives a glimpse of modern day aboriginal life and the power of healing through the experience of trauma and through sharing one's story as well as the the importance of forgiveness. (Read the imdb.com description...)
Three showings are planned:
According to our vision statement, “ to live with Christ-led courage, we will follow in Jesus' footsteps as He shapes our convictions and empowers us to live out His commands.How do we live as peacemakers in word and deed? How do we live in a way that honor and sustains all of God's creation? How do we live as true disciples?
During the Sundays after Pentecost, we will take a closer look at this part of our vision statement, asking and exploring questions of what it means to live Christ-led courage. Join us for worship at 10:30am in the Libertyville Civic Center, main floor.
Dean Habegger will be displaying his art in the Mennonite Ministries office through the months of June, July, and August. When Dean was younger, he was inspired by his older brother John and his Grandma Habegger who painted some and did other creative crafts. In college, he was inspired by early to mid 20th-century art, especially abstract expressionism, having a teacher who encouraged him to look at his personal history and non-art sources as contexts for subject matter. As a result, Dean's religious and small town upbringing have greatly impacted his work since then. (Read his artist statement…)
Plan now to participate in our upcoming Baptism Sunday on August 31 at Illinois State Beach in Zion (entrance off of Wadsworth Road, see map). Meet in the parking lot at 9:30am for a baptism and worship service on the beach, followed by a potluck picnic.
Please bring yourself, chairs for on the beach, and food to share (bring your own tableware, too).
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.