For men, staying ahead of the game can feel like a daily fight. Do you feel like you’re in a competition at work, at home, in the gym and throughout life? But what about the battles that matter most? Join other men for a time of bonding around food, fun, games and a devotional at Friday Night Fights tomorrow at 7 p.m. Men also meet every other Saturday, from 7:30 to 8:45 a.m. in the Community Room, starting Sept. 17.

We want to hear from you! Would you take a few moments to fill out our 2016 Churchwide Survey? We want to know more about who you are, how you are doing, and how we are doing to come alongside you. Your responses will help us make decisions on how to focus our resources in the next ministry year. If you are 18 or older, please take a few minutes to complete our anonymous survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/HRX77QF.

Come grow in your relationship with God and in relationship with others by trying out a Growth Group! Members come alongside each other to study and apply God’s word to their lives, have fun, serve others, eat good food and a whole lot more! Interested in learning how you can get involved? Sign ups will begin the week of Sept. 4. For more info, contact Mike and Kara Haas, [email protected].

Come find out what makes The Sanctuary unique. You will learn about the DNA of our church during this three-week group that meets at 11 a.m. Sundays, beginning Sept. 11. Get to know others who are new to The Sanctuary, meet ministry leaders and find out how to take the next step to get involved. Contact Emily Neal, [email protected]. Sign ups end Sunday!

Mark your calendars for 6 p.m. Sept. 18 for our Annual Meeting. Members will vote to approve the budget for the new fiscal year, elder positions and new members. Childcare will be available. We also will have an Info Meeting to discuss details of the budget at 3:30 p.m. Sept. 11 in the Community Room. Anyone who attends The Sanctuary is welcome to attend the Annual Meeting, but only members can vote.

Adult electives meet on Sunday mornings or Monday evenings. Get to know other people with common interests while you study topics that will help you grow in your faith. Contact Larry and Emily Sault, [email protected].
We all need a plan for our money. FPU gives Biblical advice on how to get out of debt, manage your money, spend wisely and save money. Cost is $100 for book, materials and web site access. This nine-week class meets at 7 p.m. Mondays, beginning Sept. 26. RSVP here or sign up at the Info Table.

God promises to dwell within us through His Holy Spirit, when we confess and believe. Yet our beliefs about and experiences with the Holy Spirit in the church differ. Join us for this seven-week study starting Oct. 9 at 9:30 a.m. as we look at what the Bible has to say about the encouragement of the Holy Spirit and learn how to live daily with Him. RSVP here or sign up at the Info Table.

Women’s Link seeks to connect women as they grow in their journey with God through events, discipleship relationships and book discussions for women of all ages and stages in life. This fall, women will be going through Believing God by Beth Moore. The study will meet at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday mornings, beginning Sept. 28.
Join other women to be refreshed both physically and spiritually at Soup for the Soul at 6 pm. Oct. 1. Bring your favorite soup or a salad to share. Mark your calendars for the Women’s Christmas Tea on Dec. 2. Contact Cheryl Lynn Cain, [email protected].

If you have accepted Jesus Christ as your personal Savior and you would like to be baptized, participate in one of our regular morning worship services at 9:30 and 11 a.m. Oct. 2. Plan on attending a baptism class during first service Sept. 18 in the Green Room. Sign up at the Info Table.

Save the date! We are so thankful for all that God has done in our church body during the past 15 years. We will enjoy a time of community and fellowship at a potluck after second service on Oct. 2. Please mark your calendars to bring a dish and join us for lunch to celebrate 15 years of changed lives. More details will be coming soon.

*Youth group will not meet this Monday due to the holiday weekend.

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.

Both Thrive and Crossfire will practice every Sunday starting Sept. 18  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. at Freedom Park, 1600 Park Place, Bolingbrook. Students who don’t want to play can still come and watch! For more info, contact John Jou (Thrive), or Carl Fisher (Crossfire).


Ignite, 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].

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!

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.

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