If you have children ages 4 to 10, we can’t wait to see them on Monday for Ocean Commotion! Kids will dive deep into the account of Noah and the Flood from the book of Genesis at this year’s VBS! They’ll learn to apply the spiritual lessons from Noah’s life to their own. And, along the way, they’ll get to dig into the science behind the Flood through exciting science experiments. VBS is 9 a.m. to Noon Monday through Friday. (Registration is now closed.)
NEW WORSHIP ARTS DIRECTOR
We are excited to announce that Ben Kafer will be joining The Sanctuary Church staff as worship arts director. Ben has been serving as a worship leader at Christ Community Church in St. Charles while attending Judson University in Elgin. Please be praying for Ben as he gets settled in Romeoville and prepares to step into this new role on Aug. 1. In addition to working part-time at The Sanctuary, he will be finishing his last year at Judson to complete his bachelor’s degree in worship arts. Please give Ben a warm welcome as you begin seeing him the next few weeks and he transitions into his new role as worship arts director at The Sanctuary!
If you are looking for an easy and meaningful way to serve in our community, sign up to partner with Morningstar Mission. We have the opportunity to help serve lunch to those without homes on Aug. 11 and Aug. 18 from 4 to 6 p.m. Sign up at the Info Table.
THE SANCTUARY HAS ADOPTED!
We’re excited to take the next step in coming alongside students in our community by joining Christian organization Kids Hope USA to adopt Irene King Elementary School in the Valley View School District. Whether you have been looking for a way to be more intentional with your daytime hours in this season of life or are interested in donating school supplies this year, plan on attending an info meeting and “shower” on Aug. 20 after second service. Check out the Target registry and Toys R Us wish list (under Irene King) to find ways you can help shower our school. For more info, contact Deb Ebenroth at [email protected].
SUPPORTING OUR MISSIONS TEAMS
There are several opportunities in the next few months to support our short term missions teams. Check out the different ways you can participate:
PARENTS’ NIGHT OUT
Drop off your children for dinner and activities and enjoy a date night! Babysitting will be provided at The Sanctuary Saturday from 6-8:30 p.m. Cost is $20 for the first child or $30 for more than one child in a family. Please RSVP here if you plan to attend. Additional dates offered are Aug. 19 and Sept. 16.
GIVING TILE BOARD
Visit the Giving Tile boards located in the lobby and choose a numbered tile that corresponds with the amount you would like to give. The teams appreciate donations in any amount, large or small!
KID LIFE FALL KICKOFF
Kid Life is gearing up for their fall kickoff Aug. 13! Children ages birth through 5th grade will be stepping up into their new classes. Fourth and 5th grade will meet during second service in the Community Room. Have questions? Contact Rainie Curtiss at [email protected].
Mark your calendars for 6 p.m. Sept. 24 for our Annual Meeting. Members will vote to approve the budget for the new fiscal year, elder positions and new members. Childcare will be available. We also will have an Info Meeting to discuss details of the budget at 3 p.m. Sept. 17 in the Community Room. Anyone who attends The Sanctuary is welcome to attend the Annual Meeting, but only members can vote.
JUNIOR HIGH AND HIGH SCHOOL
Student Life will not be meeting July 31!
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.
FALL KICK OFF
Student Life will have a Fall Kick Off Aug. 21 at 7 p.m. Participate in games, eat some snacks, hear the vision and join us in prayer for the 2017/18 school year! Parents are highly encouraged to attend as we partner together to cultivate students who love God, love one another and serve the world.
SENIOR SEND OFF
Family and friends are welcome to join Student Life Aug. 14 at 6:30 p.m. for stories, laughter and snacks as we celebrate our graduated seniors by sharing memories, praying and sending them off to the next season of life.
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].