Do you have a heart for people who have questions about life and faith, but aren’t sure how to respond? Would you like to have a better understanding of how to help people explore their faith? If that’s you, you are invited to come to “Alpha Vision Night” in the Community Room at 7 p.m. Monday. You’ll learn how to help facilitate Alpha at The Sanctuary or how to start one in your neighborhood. Alpha is a series of interactive sessions exploring the basics of the Christian faith, with groups running around the globe. The Sanctuary will be starting Alpha in February. Come to the vision night to learn about Alpha and find out how it can help us play our part in helping people become passionate followers of Jesus.

Hope for the Holidays, our annual fair trade holiday bazaar is coming 6 to 9 p.m. Nov. 18 and  10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 19! Make plans to shop with a purpose when you give a gift that gives twice! Proceeds from the event go to help artisan families living in third world countries and disadvantaged workers right here in Chicagoland. The event will include live music, plus a coffee bar and treats Friday evening (Nov. 18) and the chance to experience some new food options from food trucks, including Cupcakes for Courage, arriving on Saturday (Nov. 19). For more info, visit hopefortheholidays.info.

Come worship with people from around the community at The Sanctuary Church for a special Thanksgiving service, called: “ONE.” The Sanctuary is hosting this year’s Annual Community Thanksgiving Service at 7 p.m. Nov. 22. Although we are each unique, we will worship together as one community and one body in Christ. The service is sponsored by the Bolingbrook Christian Clergy Association.

Do you have a heart for the homeless or the working poor? Looking for a way to be more intentional and missional in community? Then come and join some folks from the Sanctuary on Tuesday, November 22 from 12:30-4:30 p.m. at Morningstar Mission as they distribute Thanksgiving food boxes to those in need. RSVP to Susan Dahl at [email protected].

Make plans to cheer on The Sanctuary’s junior high and high school students at this year’s Turkey Bowl, Nov. 26!
All students are welcome to participate in the co-ed tournament. Games begin at 10:15 a.m. at 201 Recreation Dr., Bolingbrook.

What does an old Charles Dickens tale have to do with the meaning of Christmas? Come and find out at this women’s event complete with carolers, wassail and stories of Christmas past, present and future. Enjoy a catered dinner, holiday games, guest speakers and a relaxing evening with friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Dec. 2. Bring a friend! Cost is $15. Register in the lobby.

Share the joy of Christmas by donating gifts to the Bolingbrook Christian Health Center. Items are needed for ages 1 to 18 and will be collected at the Info Table. Gifts will be distributed on Dec. 11 from 4:30 to 8 p.m. as we join Gente Unida and The Compass Church in hosting “Jesus, Light of the World,” a bilingual service, dinner and a gift mart for those in need in our community, as well as a craft and game time for kids. Sign up at the Info Table to volunteer.

Our junior high and high school ministries meet from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Mondays for student-led worship, large group teaching, small group discussion and tons of FUN! Feel free to arrive at 6:30 for hangout time.

Practices are in full swing for a co-ed football tournament the Saturday after Thanksgiving. Pack a lunch and come dressed for practice from 12:30 to 3 p.m. Sundays at Freedom Park 1600 Park Pl, Bolingbrook. Students who don’t want to play can still come and watch! For more info, contact John Jou or Carl Fisher.

Don’t miss Winter X-Treme at Camp Timber-Lee in East Troy, Wisconsin. Junior High students will be going Jan. 13-15. High School students will be going Jan. 27-29. A non-refundable deposit of $50 will be required to reserve a spot for each student. Go to cometothesanctuary.org/timberlee. We have limited financial assistance available.

Our college and young adult group meets Sunday nights from 7 to 9 p.m. (with the exception of the last Sunday of the month) Please contact Steven Cruz at 630.687.4045 for more info. You can also email us at [email protected].

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