Men, imagine how different your outlook on life would be if you had absolute confidence God was with you. Imagine how different you would respond to difficulties, temptations and even good things if you knew God was in all of it and was planning it to leverage it for good. If you are ready to change your outlook, join other men of The Sanctuary on Saturday morning as they continue a six-week study that will challenge men to grow BIG Faith. Fight Club meets every other Saturday at 7:30 to 8:45 a.m.
FRIDAY NIGHT FIGHTS
Men, do you ever feel like it’s a daily fight just to stay ahead of the game? Life can seem like a competition, whether it’s at work, at home or at the gym. But what about the battles that matter most? Join other men of The Sanctuary to eat, connect, laugh and hang out at Friday Night Fights! It’s happening at 6:30 p.m. April 8 in the Community Room. Because in this fight, you aren’t alone. For more info, contact Bryan Buckley: .
We will be taking a benevolence offering at the end of service Sunday. This is a special offering that goes directly to help those in our church body who have a financial need. Please look for the ushers as you leave the auditorium.
DOWNLOAD OUR NEW APP
Did you know The Sanctuary now has an app? This is your one-stop to watch the latest sermons, find all the details on upcoming events, read the Slice, find the #sundaysetlist, fill out the connect card, give your offering and MUCH more! Go to the app store, and search for “The Sanctuary Church IL” to download the app!
Have you been feeling God reach into your heart for others? Have you been wanting to be an outreached hand to those marginalized in our communities? Or maybe just exploring what your faith looks like in practice? Then plan to attend the monthly Reach meeting after second service April 10. The discussion will be centered around initiatives toward different communities in our midst such as prison ministry, ministry to the homeless and the elderly. Sign up at the Info Table. Contact: Cheryl Lynn Cain at .
Don’t miss Surge, our monthly midweek gathering at 7 p.m. April 13. Our church will come together at one service for an extended time of worship and in-depth teaching. Childcare is provided for birth to fifth grade.
We are so excited to be hosting our sixth annual Biker Sunday May 15 after the 11 a.m. service. This is a fabulous morning to invite friends to ride their motorcycles to church. Pastor Ronn will pray a blessing over our guests after the service, and we will host a free lunch and activities beginning at 12:15. Find more info at bikersunday.info.
LUNCH WITH THE PASTORS
If you are new to The Sanctuary, make plans to join us for Lunch with the Pastors right after second service on May 1. This is a great opportunity to learn more about our mission and vision, get to know Pastor Ronn and Pastor John and, of course, enjoy lunch together. Childcare will be provided. Sign up at the Info Table if you plan to attend.
We will have a child dedication during the worship services on May 8. There will be a Child Dedication class during Surge April 13 for anyone interested in finding out more about child dedications and having your child dedicated now or in the future. The class will explore the basis for dedicating our children to the Lord and will provide biblical encouragement to parents for raising your children to know and follow Christ. If you would like to have your child dedicated to the Lord or want to attend the class, sign up at the Info Table.
Wondering how our building looks so good week after week? We have a dedicated crew of volunteers that prepares our building for worship. The team is looking to grow its volunteer base. If serving in this way interests you, whether it’s once a week or once a month, sign up at the Info Table or contact Stephani Suwanski at .
CONNECT BY TEXT
Do you want to stay in the loop with what’s happening at The Sanctuary? We would like to text you with reminders of important events or last minute changes due to weather. To join, text the word “connect” to this number: 630 318-3400. If you are visiting for the first time, please text the word “hello” to the same number. We will follow up with information about our church that is specifically for first-time guests.
JUNIOR HIGH AND HIGH SCHOOL
Thrive and Crossfire, 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.