Our lives are full of circles. Circles of friends. Circles of acquaintances. Circles of co-workers and neighbors. In each circle are real people. People with names and personalities. People with attitudes and problems. People who are hurting and need a friend. God has called us not to just drift in and out of our circles, but to enter in with intentionality. He has called us to pray for the people in our circles. To listen to them, eat with them, serve them and share the greatest story of all time with them. Are you willing to live this way in your circles? Join us this Sunday as we kick off a new sermon series that will challenge you to go on mission for God right where you live: In your circles.



Join us on the first day of Lent as we prepare ourselves for the Easter season ahead. We will be worshipping together at 7 p.m. Wednesday. Childcare will be available for birth to preschool.

As we enter into the Lenten season, we want to encourage you to be intentional about growing in your walk with Christ during the 40 days leading up to Easter. One way we can do this together as a church is through the discipline of daily time in God’s Word. If you are looking for a reading plan, please join us in going through, “Lent for Everyone,” a daily devotional and reading plan on the Bible app, YouVersion. Simply download YouVersion on your mobile device, click on “plans” and then search for “Lent for Everyone.” You also can follow along on your computer at Bible.com. You can set your preferences to receive daily e-mail reminders.

FIGHT CLUB         

Men, join Fight Club Saturday mornings as they explore the video series, “Be Her Hero,” to learn about how to make a bad, average, or good marriage even better.The next meeting is 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. tomorrow. Fight Club meets every other Saturday. Contact for more info.


The missions team is planning two opportunities to serve this summer. If you are interested in learning more about the trips to La Ceiba, Honduras, and Good Works in Athens, Ohio, plan to attend an informational meeting at 12:45 p.m. Feb. 22 in the Community Room. Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP here or sign up at the Info Table.


If you have musical talents that you are interested in using on our worship team, plan to attend the worship team auditions at 7 p.m. Feb. 26. Contact  for more info and audition materials.

Project 3:18 is a ministry of our church that provides residential maintenance for those in need. We are currently recruiting volunteers from novice to expert. Join us for an informational meeting after second service Sunday in the Green Room. To learn more about this ministry, click here.

PARENTAL GUIDANCE REQUIRED!Feel like your parenting could use a “Turbo Boost”? We are meeting beyond SURGE to keep the energy going on Wednesday nights, Feb. 11, Feb. 25, March 4 (Surge), March 11 and March 18 during Thrive and Crossfire from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the church office. Childcare is not provided.


Set aside 6:30 to 8 p.m. March 4 for the next Surge, our monthly gathering to refuel through worship, testimonies and topical break-out sessions. This is a time for our entire church to come together at one service. Childcare will be provided for birth to 5th grade. Thrive and Crossfire are cancelled on Surge nights so the students can attend with their families. Find more details at the Info Table.


Get away with women of The Sanctuary at an overnight retreat at a historic 1897 Victorian mansion near Geneva. Women will explore their own “gardens” and seasons of their lives and how to cultivate and grow right where they are planted. The retreat begins at 5 p.m. March 6 at Great Lakes Leadership Campus in Elburn and concludes around 4 p.m. March 7. Cost is $80, with a $40 deposit due Sunday. Please stop by the Info Table to pick up more info or to register.


Let’s partner with KidsTown parents to show kindness to others by collecting food for the needy. Drop off canned goods and boxed food at the Info Table through February. All of the food will be taken to Power Connection, a local food pantry.

Do you enjoy cooking and have a desire to serve others with your passion? We are looking for a core group of people who can be our “go-to”s when a church family needs meals prepared due to sickness, injury or the birth of a baby. Sign up at the Info Table to have the opportunity to bless others with meals!


Wondering how our building looks so good week after week? We have a dedicated crew of volunteers that prepares our building for worship. The team is looking to grow its volunteer base. If serving in this way interests you, whether it’s once a week or once a month, sign up at the Info Table or contact .


Come to a winter workshop designed to provide support, healing and creative inspiration toward freedom from hurts, shame, burdens and difficult seasons in your life. These workshops furnish a safe place to meet you wherever you are in your journey to impart fresh vision and renewed hope. We will use modes of creative expression such as writing, art materials, video and music. No experience necessary! Come to class 7 to 9 p.m. Thursdays through Feb. 26. Veterans, you are welcome to come to an open art studio with teaching and lots of creativity-sparking supplies, along with a desire to provide camaraderie and fun. The Veterans Art Blast class is 2 to 4:30 p.m. Feb. 21. RSVP is required for all classes. To sign up, contact .


Hey, moms! Would you like to connect with other moms of young children? Would your children like to make some new friends? Join us for play group from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. every other Thursday. The next playgroup date is Feb. 19 in the Preschool Place room at The Sanctuary.

Missing a coat, coffee cup, Bible or other personal item? Look in our lost and found, located in the office. All unclaimed items will be donated to a local charity at the end of February.


Thrive and Crossfire, our junior high and high school ministries, meet from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Both youth groups will meet together for worship and large group teaching, then break off by age groups for small group discussion. Students are welcome to arrive at 6:30 for hangout time.

Ignite, our college ministry, meets on 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 or check out The Sanctuary Ignite page on Facebook.




For dates and times of all upcoming events, check out our website by clicking here.




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