When it’s your computer or tablet or phone that gets stuck, hitting “reset” often does the trick. But what about your life? Wouldn’t it be nice to have a reset button to get things running smoothly again? Thankfully, the Bible gives some great advice on how to start again. Join us in January as we learn how to Reset our lives in the new year.
We will be taking a benevolence offering at the end of service Sunday. This is a special offering that goes directly to help those in our church body who have a financial need. Please look for the ushers as you leave the auditorium.
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. 8. 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.
Come get details on the direction The Sanctuary is headed in 2017. Sanctuary leaders will talk about results of our 2016 church wide survey and give an update on vision for the new year at this Family Chat at 7 p.m. Jan. 29.
Do you have questions about life and faith that you would like to discuss in a safe space? Would you like to have a better understanding of how to help people explore their faith? Would you like to find a place where you can bring friends and neighbors to explore their questions? If that’s you, you are invited to Alpha, starting at The Sanctuary in February. Alpha is a series of interactive sessions exploring the basics of the Christian faith, with groups running around the globe. The group will run for 10 weeks on Tuesday evenings starting Jan. 31.
There are a number of training opportunities coming up for those interested in being part of the team that hosts our first Alpha (or even interested in finding out more for your own Alpha sometime in the future). Contact Jim Charlton at [email protected] to sign up for one of the following or visit us at the Alpha Spot near the Info table.
Saturday, January 7: Alpha Regional Training at Soul City Church in Chicago (Part 1 & 2)
Tuesday, January 17: 6:30pm, Alpha Training Part 1
Saturday, January 21: 9:00am, Alpha Training Part 1 (make-up)
Tuesday, January 24: 6:30pm, Alpha Training Part 2 & Launch Rally
Men of The Sanctuary meet every other Saturday from 7:30 to 8:45 a.m. in the Community Room for breakfast, Bible study, discussion and accountability. The New Year schedule will begin on Saturday. Contact Bryan Buckley, [email protected].
Are you longing to connect with God through a time of deep worship and prayer? Join us the first Wednesday of each month at Surge, which is an extended worship service designed to help us step out of the busy pace of life and Revive, Regroup and Recharge. The next Surge is Feb. 1 at 7 p.m. We will have childcare for birth to fifth grade.
LOST AND FOUND
Missing a coat, coffee cup, Bible or other personal item? Look in our lost and found, located in the front entry. All unclaimed items will be donated to a local charity.
Is Jesus someone who is an active part of your everyday life? Or is Jesus someone you talk about once in a while who has no real impact? Come explore what it means to have Jesus be an active presence in your life. This four-week class is offered to students in 6th to 12th grade and begins Jan. 15 at 9:30 a.m. in the Community Room.
JUNIOR HIGH AND HIGH SCHOOL
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.
Don’t miss Winter X-Treme at Camp Timber-Lee in East Troy, Wisconsin. Junior High students will be going Jan. 13-15. High School students will be going Jan. 27-29. A non-refundable deposit of $50 will be required to reserve a spot for each student. Go to cometothesanctuary.org/timberlee. We have limited financial assistance available.
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].