The Slice: Fall Fest is coming
Mark your calendars for an evening of fall fun on Oct. 26! We’ll have a pig roast, inflatables, pumpkin decorating, trunk or treat, a reptile show, and more at our Fall Fest, which is from 5 to 8 p.m. Feel free to wear costumes and be sure to invite your friends and neighbors. We will have invitations available at the Info Table on Sunday morning.
If you started attending The Sanctuary in the past year or so, you are invited to Pastor’s Dessert! This is a great opportunity to find out more about the mission and vision of the church, get to know the pastors, ask questions, and, of course, enjoy some dessert. Pastor’s dessert is 6:30 to 8 p.m. Oct. 27 at the church. Please RSVP at the Info Table if you plan to attend. (No childcare provided.)
We have all had one at some point in life. It might seem small: “I’m addicted to food.” “I watch too much TV.” “I’m in debt.” Or something that seems much larger: “I’m having an affair.” “I’m an alcoholic.” I’m losing my house.” Whatever the case, those secrets that we keep locked up tight could be eating us alive. They could be keeping us from growing in our walk with God. On Oct. 20, we will begin a five-week sermon series at The Sanctuary called, “My Secret.” Come find a safe place where you can learn how to unlock your secrets and let God take control of that hidden place.
October is Pastor’s Appreciation month! If you would like to give our pastors a word of encouragement or a gift, please feel free to drop it in the baskets at the Info Table before or after service anytime during the month of October. This is a great time to let Pastor Ronn and Pastor Ben know how much we love and appreciate them.
Men of The Sanctuary are invited to get away for a weekend of spiritual growth and fellowship at the Man Up! conference Nov. 1-2. The Sanctuary is joining Hope Free Church for the conference in Roscoe, IL. The Man Up! conference is designed to challenge men to rise up to the call to be disciplined in their relationship with Christ, in their marriages, as fathers, in service to the church and at work. Cost is $15 for the retreat, plus about $45 per person for hotel. The conference includes breakfast and lunch on Saturday. Sign up at the Info Table or contact for more details.
5K FOR KENDALL
Come out and support one of our Sanctuary families, the Atkinsons, at a 5K for Kendall Oct. 19. Friends and neighbors of the Atkinson family are organizing the run, as well as a “Royal Fall Festival” in celebration of Kendall’s 5th birthday. Kids are invited to dress up as their favorite fairy tale character in honor of our valiant princess, Kendall. The fall festival is 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Freedom Park, 1600 Park Place (in the Southgate subdivision). Registration for the 5K begins at 9 a.m. and is $10 per person or $25 per family. All proceeds benefit the Kendall Quinn Medical Fund. For more info or to volunteer, contact .
Thrive and Crossfire, our junior high and high school ministries, are in full swing! Both groups meet together for student-led worship and large group teaching, then break off by age groups for small group discussion. Thrive and Crossfire meet from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Students are welcome to arrive at 6:30 for hang-out time.
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.