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.
COMMUNITY THANKSGIVING SERVICE
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. Tuesday. 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 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.
WOMEN’S CHRISTMAS EVENT
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.
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 Dec. 7 at 7 p.m. We will have childcare for birth to fifth grade.
CHRISTMAS AT THE CLINIC
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.
Men of The Sanctuary meet Saturday mornings for breakfast, Bible study, discussion and accountability. They also meet one Friday a month for Friday Night Fights, an evening gathering, with guy food and guy talk on relevant topics. The next Fight Club is 7:30 to 8:45 a.m. Nov. 26 in the Community Room. Friday Night Fights is at 7 p.m. Dec. 9.
JUNIOR HIGH AND HIGH SCHOOL
*Student Life will not be meeting this Monday.
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.
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].