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.

Come celebrate Christmas at our “Eve of Christmas Eve” service, 6:30 and 8 p.m. Dec. 23. Invite your friends for a relevant Biblical message and Christmas music. Childcare will be available for birth to preschool. Please bring a plate of cookies if you are able. We will worship at 9:30 and 11 a.m. Christmas Day.

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. Specific needs include: jeans, gym shoes, coats, soccer balls, wallets, hoodies, makeup kits, cologne, bedding and Disney Princess items. 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. Please contact Brenna Kozor at [email protected] if you are interested in serving that evening.

“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 Sundays 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.

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.

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. Dec. 10 in the Community Room. Friday Night Fights is at 7 p.m. Dec. 16.

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.

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.

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].

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