Lent 2015 at NSBC 

is the forty-day season of reflection and preparation that leads up to the church's annual celebration of the death and resurrection of Jesus. It is traditionally a time of repentance, of considering Christ's sufferings and rethinking how we are called to take up our own crosses. Some Christians choose to give up things like chocolate or television during this season as a sort of fasting, while others try to integrate something new into their lives, like visiting folks who are shut in, a new prayer practice, or Bible Study. It is a good season to rethink how we live and to let some things go, or maybe even to develop some new holy habits. Lent began on Ash Wednesday (this year, February 18) and ends on Easter morning (April 5.) To help you enter into the reflection and change that are appropriate to Lent, we offer a number of opportunities outlined below.
Lenten Study
Sundays beginning March 1, 11:30-12:30 - Seven sessions
Do Not Live Afraid; Faith in a Fearful World,  by John Indermark
From the horrors of ISIS to outbreaks of measles, from climate change to the economy, there is plenty in our world to fear. The Bible tells us that the first words of any holy encounter are “Fear not. Do not be afraid; But how do we find the freedom from fear we long for? In the seven short chapters of this book, and our seven sessions together, we will find a way through fear to the core of the Gospel which is love; perfect love that drives out fear.
Lenten Worship
Our theme in English worship during Lent will be; Look to the Cross; The cross is the central symbol of our Christian faith. The scripture readings and sermons each week will explore the variety of messages that symbol conveys. We will also explore the many different kinds of crosses Christians have displayed down through the centuries and around the world.
  Sunday Worship Schedule 

Regular Sunday Schedule

9:30 am     Servicios en Español
10 am        English Worship
10 am        Japanese Bible Study
11 am        Japanese Worship
11:15 am    Fellowship Time
11:30 am    Karen Worship
11:30 am    Adventures In Learning
                 Classes for all ages!
North Shore Baptist Church
5244 N Lakewood Ave
Chicago IL 60640
Phone (773) 728-4200
Fax (773) 728-1582
  Make a Donation 

Now, you can make your donation to North Shore Baptist Church by Credit Card. Please click on this link - NSBC Donations - to be directed to our donation page. Simply click on the "Donate" button and you will be switched to a PayPal site to process your donation. You do not need to have a PayPal account.
Thank You!
  Women's Day Invitation 

We extend an invitation to all women, age 16+, to attend a Women's Day event on Saturday, March 28th, 10:30am-3:30pm. A casual day of food, fun, fellowship and faith celebrating the mission and ministry of women at & of North Shore Baptist Church.

There is no cost to attend but we do ask for a reservation so that we have a place for you at the table! Reservations can be made by phone 773-728-4200 or email: office@northshorebaptist.org.
A freewill offering will be collected to benefit our missionaries: Jonathan & Thelma Nambu in the Philippines and Holale Azondjagni & Awenam Anifrani in France.


Click here for information about our 2015 Mission Trip to Guatemala.
Click here for Mission Project information.
To learn more about our very own missionaries in the Philippians, Jonathan & Thelma Nambu, please click on this link to be connected to their website for Samaritana Tranformation Ministries.
  Calls for JUSTICE 

Church member Madison McClendon turned his devotional comments at a recent Church Council meeting into a meditation posted online by the Christian Century.  Read his thoughts about Advent waiting and waiting for justice at this link.

Leaders of our American Baptist Churches, USA have issued a compelling call, in light of the Gospel, for an examination of the U.S. criminal justice system.  Read the entire statement here.
  News & Information about Burma 

New families of refugees from Burma have arrived this summer and are joining North Shore's Karen Fellowship.  As we deepen our relationships and minister together with people from the ethnic minority groups in Burma, current information on the situation there is very helpful.  It also prompts our specific and heartfelt prayers for the people still in Burma.
We invite you to click on this link to view the latest issue of Last Month in Burma, a publication of Burma Campaign UK which works for Human Rights, Democracy and Development in Burma.
Kangei, Bienvenidos, Maligayang Bati, Wilkommen!

For over one hundred years North Shore Baptist Church has welcomed in the name of Christ neighbors who have come to Chicago from all over the world.  The result is a multicultural community that worships in four languages and is committed to our city and its needs.  We are freedom-loving Baptists who respect and nurture each individual's unique journey toward God.  Whether you have come to Chicago from the Philippines, Texas, Colombia, Puerto Rico, Milwaukee, Germany, Japan, Burma or have lived here all your life...you are warmly invited to grow in Christ and serve God with us.
  NSBC's Vision Statement-VisiĆ³n de la Iglesia 

North Shore Baptist Church is a
    multicultural community
    growing in faith
    through God’s love in Christ.
Empowered by the Holy Spirit,
    we live out the Good News
    in our city and the world.
In humility, we embrace both member and stranger,
    honoring our differences,
    while we worship and learn together.
“Christ is our peace, who made us one, and has broken down the dividing wall…” Ephesians 2:14 
La Iglesia Bautista de North Shore es una
    Comunidad multicultural
    Creciendo en fe
    Atravez del amor de Cristo
Fortalecidos por el Espíritu Santo
    Vivimos las buenas nuevas
    En nuestra ciudad y en el mundo.
Con humildad, acogemos tanto a los miembros y a los visitantes
    Honrando nuestras diferencias
    Mientras adoramos y aprendemos juntos.
“Cristo es nuestra paz, quien nos hizo uno, Derribando la pared intermedia de separación.” Efesios 2:14.
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