Can you believe it’s only 10 days until Christmas? Invite your friends and family to join us Eve of Christmas Eve or Christmas Day as we celebrate the birth of our awesome Savior!
On Dec. 23, we will have two services at 6:30 and 8 p.m. Come and prepare your hearts to celebrate the true meaning of Christmas the evening before Christmas Eve. Please bring a plate of cookies to share after each service. We will have childcare for birth to preschool.
Christmas Day will be a joyous morning to sing Christmas songs and share the incredible story of a long-awaited Savior who came to give us life! We will have two services at 9:30 and 11 a.m. Invite your friends using our app, Facebook event or printed invitations. Get more details here: https://cometothesanctuary.org/christmas-2016/.
We are so thankful for all God has done in our church this past year! Please check your mailbox for a letter detailing the 2016 ministry year, as well as a financial update. We want to ask you to prayerfully consider an end-of-year gift to help make a $100,000 giving goal in December. This would help the church make up a $33,000 budgetary shortfall, as well as our $64,000 monthly budget.
For men, staying ahead of the game can feel like a daily fight. 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 Friday at 7 p.m.
LAND OF A THOUSAND HILLS COFFEE
“Every once in awhile God gives us something big to do, but every day he gives us something small to do. Those small things make a difference.” – Jonathan D. Golden
Through our partnership with Land of a Thousand Hills, we are not only serving fair trade coffee on Sunday mornings, but also giving you an opportunity to share it with others! Stop by the coffee bar on Sunday and pick up freshly roasted coffee, espresso chocolate, t-shirts and more to give as gifts this Christmas season. If you would like to know more about Land of a Thousand Hills, visit http://landofathousandhills.com/ourstory.
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 Jan. 8. 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.
NEW YEAR’S SERVICE
Start the new year with us on Jan. 1 as we come together at one service to dedicate 2017 to the Lord! Service will be at 10 a.m. with childcare from birth to preschool.
Are you longing to connect with God through a time of deep worship and prayer? Join us the first Wednesday of each month at Surge, which is an extended worship service designed to help us step out of the busy pace of life and Revive, Regroup and Recharge. The next Surge is Feb. 1 at 7 p.m. We will have childcare for birth to fifth grade.
END OF YEAR GIVING
Dec. 25 is our last Sunday morning service in the calendar year. If you would like to check your giving status for the year, you can do that through our member web site at http://thesanctuarychurch.ccbchurch.com. If you plan to make an end-of-year gift, the office will be open until 12 p.m. Dec. 30. You can give online through our web site or app until Dec. 31. Thank you for your generosity!
JUNIOR HIGH AND HIGH SCHOOL
Student Life is taking a break during exam week and the holidays. They will resume Jan. 9 from 7 to 8:30 p.m.
Mark your calendars for the annual Student Life Lock In from 6:30 p.m. to 7 a.m. Dec. 30-31. Invite your friends for this action-packed, fun-filled night of games, food and worship! Be on the lookout for a snack sign-up via email as we get closer to the event date.
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].