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 for a time of bonding around food, fun, games and a devotional at Friday Night Fights! It’s happening at 6:30 p.m. Friday at The Sanctuary! Because in this fight, you aren’t alone. For more info, contact Bryan Buckley: .


As we enter the season of Lent, we want to invite our church body to begin a journey into God’s Word together. We are providing a Bible reading plan and journal that will help us go deeper into 1 Thessalonians, as well as read through the book of John. To be part of the 40 Day Journey, go to themodelchurch.com. You can follow the daily reading on your phone or computer, sign up to get an e-mail reminder, or download the pdf.


We will have a short congregational meeting following second service March 13 to vote on hiring John Jou as our full-time associate pastor. Everyone is welcome to attend, but only members can vote.


If you are new to The Sanctuary, join Fusion, a seven-week introductory small group experience that will meet during the 9:30 a.m. service, beginning Feb. 28. Learn more about what we believe, your spiritual gifts and who we are as a church. Sign up at the Info Table. For more info, contact Emily Neal, .


Have you ever considered taking a short-term mission trip, but you weren’t sure how to get involved? Are you ready to find out how you can Leave Safety for Adventure this summer? Join the Mission Team on Feb. 28 after second service for an info meeting about summer trips to Honduras and Good Works in Athens, OH. Meet in the Community Room for lunch and then groups will split up according to trip interest. Please sign-up at the Info Table if you plan to attend.


Join other women of The Sanctuary as they spend a weekend in the Psalms and respond to God’s invitation to see situations in a new way.  The retreat is March 4 to 5 at Michiana Christian Service Camp in Niles, MI. Cost is $80; $40 due at registration, $40 at time of retreat. Please register at the Info Table. For more info, contact: Cheryl Lynn Cain, .


Invite your friends and family to our exciting Easter event, Hop2It! Kids won’t want to miss our unique glow-in-the-dark egg hunt, prize room, bounce house, food, crafts, face painting, story time and card tricks by “Don’t Blink”! We’ll have a corn hole tournament for older kids and adults. Bounce on over to this FREE event 9 a.m. to Noon March 19. Candy donations are being accepted at the Info Table starting Sunday!


If you have accepted Jesus Christ as your personal Savior and you would like to be baptized, plan to participate in one of our regular morning worship services at 9:30 and 11 a.m. March 20. A baptism class will be offered at SURGE on March 9 to prepare you for the service. Please sign up at the Info Table to participate.


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. This six week study challenges us to grow BIG Faith. Fight Club meets every other Saturday at 7:30 to 8:45 a.m. The next Fight Club is Feb. 20.


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.


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.

Ignite, our college and young adult group, meets Sunday nights from 7 to 9 p.m. at the home of Danielle Sault, 941 Canyon Run Road, Naperville. For more info, contact Steven Cruz at 630.687.4045 or check out The Sanctuary Ignite page on Facebook.

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