Hey students, have you ever questioned your salvation or wondered what the Holy Spirit’s role is in your life? Do you have a desire to grow your relationship with Christ but aren’t sure how? This four-week Foundations class is for you! Starting Jan. 24 during first service, these questions and more will be answered. All junior and senior high students are welcome to attend. Sign up at the Info Table.


Do your New Year’s resolutions include getting to know people at church better, exploring God’s Word, or growing deeper in your relationship with God? Then your next step might be to get involved in a Growth Group. If you are interested in getting started, we invite you to sign up at the Info Table on Sunday, or contact Mike and Kara Haas: .


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.


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.


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.


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.


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 is available for pick up at the Info Table. 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. If you have any questions, contact Stephani Suwanski at .


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.



Men of The Sanctuary are invited to come together for community and Bible study every other Saturday at 7:30 to 8:45 a.m. The next Fight Club is Jan. 23. For more info, contact Bryan Buckley: .


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.


Thrive (junior high) is departing for Winter Xtreme at 3:45 p.m. Friday and returning Sunday at 4:30 p.m. Please pray for their safety, for relationships to be built among peers and with their leaders and for God to move in their hearts and minds as they worship Him this weekend!

This week Monday looks different for our junior high and high schoolers. Thrive will be meeting at church from 7 to 8:30 p.m. to share stories from the weekend. Crossfire (high school) will meet at Brunswick Zone XL Romeoville Lanes (735 North Center Blvd, Romeoville) to play laser tag from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Please bring $5 to cover the cost of laser tag.

Regular Monday evening meetings will resume Jan. 25.

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