As we consider offering a full-time paid position to our resident pastor, John Jou, we want to give the church an opportunity to get to know John, his story, his heart and his vision. Join us in the church office during the 9:30 or 11 a.m. service Jan. 31 for a Q & A session with Pastor John. The elders also will be sharing details of the proposed timeline to hire him. There will be a time for questions at the end of the meeting. All are invited to attend the Q & A sessions. Members will vote on the proposal to hire Pastor John at a Congregational Meeting at 12:30 p.m. March 13.
LUNCH WITH THE PASTORS
If you are new to The Sanctuary, make plans to join us for Lunch with the Pastors right after second service on Jan. 31. 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.
Thank you so much to your generosity to The Sanctuary in 2015. If you made a financial gift to the church in 2015, your statement has been mailed to you. You can also find your giving report online. Go to thesanctuarychurch.ccbchurch.com and click on your profile and then the “financial” tab. You are the only one who can view your financial information.
SUMMER MISSIONS TRIPS
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 two trips being organized this summer. 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.
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.
Join other women of The Sanctuary as we spend a weekend in the Psalms and respond to God’s invitation to see our 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, .
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. Feb. 10. Childcare will be available for birth to preschool.
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. 6.
FRIDAY NIGHT FIGHTS
Men, set aside 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Feb. 12 to attend Friday Night Fights, an evening for guys to hang out in a guy-friendly environment, eat guy food and connect with other guys. For more info, contact Bryan Buckley: .
For the last five years, The Sanctuary has had the privilege of bringing “Loved!,” a spa event, to our local domestic violence shelter. We are looking for people who love to paint nails, do make-up and offer hospitality, as well as licensed stylists, massage therapists and aestheticians. We are also looking for some volunteers who want to make a positive impact on the kids staying at the shelter by taking them to the local gym for some high energy games. We have limited volunteer slots so sign up early for this wonderful event 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Feb. 13.
CONNECT BY TEXT
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.
LOST AND FOUND
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.
JUNIOR HIGH AND HIGH SCHOOL
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.