We know you get hundreds of emails every week, so thanks for taking the time to open this one! This fall is bursting with opportunities for you to grow in your faith with Jesus Christ at The Sanctuary. Be sure to check out all of the exciting opportunities you have this fall to get plugged in!

If you are new to The Sanctuary, make plans to join us for Lunch with the Pastors right after second service on Sunday. 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.

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 Fight Club will kick-off the ministry year at 7 p.m. Sept. 2. Men meet every other Saturday, from 7:30 to 8:45 a.m. in the Community Room, starting Sept. 17. Friday Night Fight events are at 7 p.m. Oct. 7, Nov. 4 and Dec. 9.

Come grow in your relationship with God and in relationship with others by trying out a Growth Group! Members come alongside each other to study and apply God’s word to their lives, have fun, serve others, eat good food and a whole lot more! Interested in learning how you can get involved? Sign ups will begin the week of Sept. 4. For more info, contact Mike and Kara Haas, [email protected].

Come find out what makes The Sanctuary unique. You will learn about the DNA of our church during this three-week group that meets at 11 a.m. Sundays, beginning Sept. 11. Get to know others who are new to The Sanctuary, meet ministry leaders and find out how to take the next step to get involved. Contact Emily Neal, [email protected].

Mark your calendars for 6 p.m. Sept. 18 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 3:30 p.m. Sept. 11 in the Community Room. Anyone who attends The Sanctuary is welcome to attend the Annual Meeting, but only members can vote.

Adult electives meet on Sunday mornings or Monday evenings. Get to know other people with common interests while you study topics that will help you grow in your faith. Contact Larry and Emily Sault, [email protected].
We all need a plan for our money. FPU gives Biblical advice on how to get out of debt, manage your money, spend wisely and save money. Cost is $100 for book, materials and web site access. This nine-week class meets at 7 p.m. Mondays, beginning Sept. 26. RSVP here or sign up at the Info Table.

Who is the Holy Spirit? Is He really living and active in our lives today? LEarn what the Bible says about the power of the Holy Spirit and how to live a more Spirit-led life during this seven-week study, which will meet at 9:30 a.m. Sundays, beginning Oct. 9. RSVP here or sign up at the Info Table.

Women’s Link seeks to connect women as they grow in their journey with God through events, discipleship relationships and book discussions for women of all ages and stages in life. This fall, women will be going through Believing God by Beth Moore. The study will meet at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday mornings, beginning Sept. 28.
Join other women to be refreshed both physically and spiritually at Soup for the Soul at 6 pm. Oct. 1. Bring your favorite soup or a salad to share. Mark your calendars for the Women’s Christmas Tea on Dec. 2. Contact Cheryl Lynn Cain, [email protected].

If you have accepted Jesus Christ as your personal Savior and you would like to be baptized, participate in one of our regular morning worship services at 9:30 and 11 a.m. Oct. 2. Plan on attending a baptism class during first service Sept. 18 in the Green Room. Sign up at the Info Table.

Save the date! We are so thankful for all that God has done in our church body during the past 15 years. We will enjoy a time of community and fellowship at a potluck after second service on Oct. 2. Please mark your calendars to bring a dish and join us for lunch to celebrate 15 years of changed lives. More details will be coming soon.

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.

Both Thrive and Crossfire will practice every Sunday starting Sept. 18  for a co-ed football tournament the Saturday after Thanksgiving. Pack a lunch and come dressed for practice from 12:30 to 3 p.m. at Freedom Park, 1600 Park Place, Bolingbrook. Students who don’t want to play can still come and watch! For more info, contact John Jou (Thrive), or Carl Fisher (Crossfire).

Ignite, 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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