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