Sports Camp 2020 – The Heart of a Champion

While we hope we do not have to cancel this event due to covid-19, in the event that we do, we will refund your money if you choose to register now.
Every athlete loves to win!  At Mega Sports Camp, kids will discover how to become champions – in sports, life and faith.  They’ll enjoy dinner every night with their team and coaches, action-paced sports training sessions mixed with fun rallies that include great music, sports stories and Bible stories.  We are staffed with screened volunteers that genuinely care about kids and together we will learn what it means to have the heart of a Champion!
Important Details:  
Grades K-5 (completed)  At registration, choose one sport for the week.  Basketball, soccer, gym games, cheerleading, or journalism (newspaper, photography, interviews, and video).                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
Ages 3-5 (by the start of camp):   Will enjoy a different sport each day as well as crafts, activities, and a group rally time of singing and learning from the Bible.
Dinner Is Included We will serve dinner each night for the kids at 5:30pm. (If your child cannot eat or does not care for what we are serving, please send a bag lunch for them labeled with their name.)
Friday Night Lights The last night will be “Friday Night Family Night” on June 26 at 5:30pm.  Join us for dinner, rally, see your kids play sports and receive a certificate.  Then join the fun and treats (ice cream, popcorn) outside under the lights.
We encourage kids to leave any electronics at home but bring a water bottle marked with their name. If your child signed up for Basketball or Soccer, have them bring a ball if possible. Be sure to mark all your belongings. Your child will receive a T-shirt the first night to wear throughout the week.
We also have a security system in place for pick up.  You will need to have your tag in order to pick up your child.
Cost is $35/child for the entire week.  It include dinner, a T-shirt, and the Friday Night Family dinner and fun. 
If you have questions contact Jayne at or 847-580-5770

Grazie Mille – Celebrating Pastor Craig and Marsha

Sunday, March 29 from 5:30-7:30pm in the Gym
There will be a special retirement dinner to celebrate Pastor Craig and Marsha. Please note that the event is free but RSVP is required. Childcare for 4 years and under is available (with RSVP). Click here for the invitation as well as other pertinent information including ways to volunteer, emails for point people to contact, and to RSVP.

Newcomers Lunch 2.23.2020

Sunday, Feb 23 after service in the Cafe
This luncheon is for those who are new to North Sub and want to learn more about us and the membership process. Childcare and a light lunch are provided. Contact Karen with questions or to register.

No Spectators: Body Life in the Local Church (New Sermon Series)

When Jesus Christ shed his blood on the cross, he purchased for Himself a church, not just an assortment of individuals (Acts 20:28).
That church bought by Jesus is manifested in local assemblies all over the world. Dr. Kevin Vanhoozer describes such a local assembly as follows:

“The local church is a place in which the gospel of Jesus Christ – the good news of new life in Christ – gets acted out by disciples who translate it into forms of life, worship, and works of love… We are an enacted parable of the kingdom of God.”

An enacted parable of the kingdom of God! In other words, God placed North Sub at the corner of Lake Cook and Waukegan in part so that we might show our community a lived, flesh-and-blood picture of what life looks like when King Jesus is on the throne. We’re an embassy of another kingdom, an outpost of another land – a nation our neighbors have never visited but where our true citizenship lies.

That makes the local church much more than a voluntary association of individuals. In reality, each local church has been assembled by God not for the comfort and enjoyment of its members, but rather for the carrying out of God’s purposes in a particular place at a particular time.
As a church on the North Shore at this moment in time, we believe God has gathered us to carry out a mission to bring people “from the Well to the Word to the World.”
That mission is so weighty and of such cosmic importance that we can’t afford to allow any family members to remain on the “sidelines.” All of us must play our roles. And as with any high-functioning team, family, or organization, it’s not enough for us to know our own individual roles; we need to have some level of understanding of the roles of others within the body so that we can optimally support and complement one another’s contributions.
This takes work. So in Winter-Spring 2020, we’re going to explore the basics of how the local church is meant to function when we are all playing our roles and pulling in the same direction. We will be unfolding a relentlessly biblical vision for church, one that may offend some of our sensibilities in its insistence on living out the gospel in the way God’s Word prescribes.
By the end of this series, we will have explored together:
  • What church is
  • What a worship service is meant to be
  • How church leadership is meant to function
  • The significance of church membership
  • How men and women can partner together in ministry
  • How church members can use their gifts for the good of all

…and several other “basics” of church life. Pray with us that this exploration – through our sermon series, our Life Group discussions, and our Life Courses – will bear fruit. Specifically, pray that we attain the following goals:

  • That each member of the North Sub family would gain clarity on the roles we are each meant to play in the body.
  • That people on the “sidelines” would be awakened and empowered to use their gifts to contribute to the mission.
  • That our Sunday morning services and all our other church activities would be invigorated by enhanced clarity of purpose.
  • That, as people find their proper “seats on the bus,” our future initiatives would be more fruitful.
We’ve been purchased by the shed blood of Jesus Christ. We’re His now. Let’s endeavor together that He will call the shots in our corporate life, and that together we’ll grow into an increasingly clear “enacted parable” of the kingdom over which He reigns.
Want to Go Deeper this Series?
Here are some ideas to help you immerse yourself in our Winter/Spring 2020 series:
1. Join us for Life Courses at 9:15 AM each Sunday beginning January 5th.
2. Sign up for a Life Group where you can discuss these issues in community.
3. Reflect on the theme song we will be using in worship during our No Spectators sermon series.
4. Read or study one of the following supplemental resources:
– Center Church by Tim Keller
Nine Marks of a Healthy Church by Mark Dever
Hearers and Doers by Kevin Vanhoozer
Feels Like Home by Lee Eclov
The Gospel Driven Church by Jared C Wilson
Letters to the Church by Francis Chan
Deliberate Church by Mark Dever
Sojourners and Strangers by Greg Allison
Church Elders by Jeramie Rinne
Biblical Eldership by Alexander Strauch
Church Membership by Jonathan Leeman
Church Discipline by Jonathan Leeman
5. Join us for our  sermon series beginning January 26th, and listen online to any sermons you miss!
6. Email Karen with stories about how you’re seeing this series connect with your life.

  • Sorry, there are no sermons available for this playlist.

Parents Night Out – Kids Night In

An early Valentines Day gift for PARENTS and a night of fun for KIDS full of games, activities, crafts, a movie and pizza for dinner!  Don’t miss out, Click here to register by Feb 2.

Kids will be cared for by screened and caring leaders.  This event is open to kids Infant – grade 5


Theme/Activities:  Our activities and fun will center around some football fun and the heart of who God created us to be. 

Grades K – 5 will be watching either the Peanuts Movie (rated G) or Airbud Golden Retriever (rated G)
Age 2 – K TBA


Dinner & Snacks: (If your child cannot eat this, please bring a bag dinner for them, marked with their name)

Dinner:  Pizza, Veggies/Dip & Lettuce Salad (applesauce for kids Kindergarten and under).

Snack for Age 2-K:  Bananas & Pretzels

Snack for Grades 1-5:  Popcorn