We are so amazed at the incredible generosity you have shown this month as we finish our two-year generosity initiative, ARISE. With just one Sunday left in this journey, we are only $6,000 away from meeting our $1.9 million goal. Praise God for his faithfulness!
So far in the month of March, this church has given more than $104,000 in tithes and offerings to help us reach our goal. Sunday is the last offering we will take in March and the end of the initiative we launched in April 2012. If you are new to our church, we want you to know that your tithes and offerings are part of our ARISE One Fund. Thank you for being part of this journey! With God’s provision and your faithfulness, we are praying we will finish strong this weekend!
How has God been working in your life since we launched ARISE two years ago? We would love to hear your story! If you are new to the church, tell us what God has done since you came to The Sanctuary. Share your story on the ARISE web site by clicking here.
HOP 2 IT!
Calling all kids! Bring your friends and family to the Hop 2 It Easter event! Visit the petting zoo, hop around in the bounce house, participate in an Easter egg hunt, get creative in the craft room, win prizes and more. You are not going to want to miss this exciting event 9 a.m. to noon April 12! If you are willing to help during the event, please sign up at the Info Table.
EASTER EGG DONATIONS
In preparation for the Hop 2 It Easter event, we need to collect 2000 empty plastic Easter eggs! If you would like to help by donating eggs, please drop them off in the buckets near the Info Table by April 6.
KIDSTOWN SPECIAL NEEDS BUDDIES
As our church community grows, so do the needs of the community. To meet one of our growing needs, we are looking for individuals with a heart for the special needs child. KidsTown is recruiting “buddies” for both services to assist with our special needs children during KidsTown. Training will be provided. If you would like to make a difference in the life of a special needs child, contact .
MISSION TRIP OPPORTUNITY
Looking for a short-term mission trip opportunity this summer? The missions team is planning a trip to La Ceiba, Honduras in August 2014. Contact Mike Wangler at for more information or to commit to the trip. Commitments must be made by April 6.
Small groups are on break until the week of April 14. If you would like to join a small group, please sign up at the Info Table or on the tear-off section of your Slice. Small groups meet once a week in homes to study the Bible, pray and fellowship.
GOOD FRIDAY AND EASTER
Invite your friends and family to celebrate the resurrection of our awesome Savior with us! We are having a Good Friday service at 7 p.m. April 18. Our Easter Sunday services are at 9:30 and 11 a.m. April 20. Invitations will be available at the Info Table beginning next week.
Have you ever felt Trapped? Throughout human history, people have been trapped. Trapped by fear. Trapped by bitterness. Trapped by expectations or doubt. Despite our best efforts to escape on our own, we continue to fall into the same pit. There was one who came to rescue us from our despair. There is one who has already freed us from the traps that threaten to hold us. Because of his death 2,000 years ago, we can celebrate today. Because of Jesus, we are no longer TRAPPED! Join us as we kick off this new sermon series Easter Sunday.
If you are new to The Sanctuary and you would like to get connected and find your place here, join us for Fusion, a four-week introductory small group experience that will begin April 28. Sign up to attend Fusion if you would like to learn more about what we believe and discover your spiritual gifts. This also is a great way to get to know more people at church. Fusion will meet from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Mondays in the Community Room. Sign up online, at the Info Table or by using the tear-off section of The Slice on Sunday.
The local 4H club is sponsoring a 5K run/walk for the Bolingbrook Christian Health Clinic on April 12. Whether you are an avid runner or enjoy a more leisurely pace, invite your family and friends to participate in this fun activity that benefits our community! Info and registration is found at hustle4health.org.
Hey, moms! Would you like to connect with other moms of young children? Would your children like to make some new friends? Join us for play group. Play group will meet in the Kids Korner class rooms 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. every other Thursday. Stop by on any of these upcoming dates: April 3 and 17. For more info, contact .
Thrive and Crossfire, our junior high and senior high school ministries, are not meeting during spring breaks. The next meeting will be 7 to 8:30 p.m. April 16.
Thrive students are invited to play Laser Tag 6:30-9:30 April 9. Meet at the church promptly and we will drive together to Chasers. Cost is $10/person and includes pizza. RSVP is required: .
If you have a prayer request, please feel free to send it to our Prayer Team so they can lift up your needs before the Lord. Contact with your prayer request.