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This week at The Sanctuary

Please join us Sunday for our Congregational Meeting at 6 p.m. at New Song Church. Members will be voting on whether to move forward with our plan to purchase a facility at 1255 Windham Parkway, Romeoville, to use as a permanent location for our Sunday morning worship, mid-week ministries and offices. We also will welcome new members at this meeting. Only members can vote during the Congregational Meeting, but all are welcome to attend. We will have childcare available for birth through preschool.

Family Sunday
This Sunday is Family Sunday! Children in kindergarten through fifth grade will worship in Big Church with their parents. We have Family Sunday the first weekend of the month. This gives our families an opportunity to worship together, and it gives our volunteers a week away from serving.

Tend the Garden
We are excited to come alongside two Sanctuary families at this year’s Tend the Garden event. Please meet at the church office at 9 a.m. Saturday for juice and donuts before we break off into project groups. Tasks will include weeding, mulching, planting and some lifting. If you have gloves and/or shovels of various sizes, please bring them along. Sign up at the Info Table if you are planning to attend or just show up on Saturday morning.

Online giving
You can now give your tithes and offerings to The Sanctuary through our web site. Go to cometothesanctuary.org and look for the “online giving” button on the home page. You can use PayPal or a major credit card to give your offering online.

KidsTown Sunday
May 6 is KidsTown Sunday! This is a Sunday when the kids get a chance to lead us in worship, and we get to celebrate those fifth graders who will graduate into our Junior High (Thrive) ministry! It is a great day to bring family and friends as your kids (preschool age and up) will be involved in some way in the service!

We will treat May 6 like a Family Sunday so there will be no Klubhouse and no Krew on this day. If you are a parent of a child, preschool age through fifth grade, here are a few things you need to know:

1. We will need all children in preschool through fifth grade at church by 8:45 a.m. on May 6! We want to do a quick run-through of songs and flow for that morning, so getting to church at 8:45 is essential!

2. Preschool kids will leave the stage after the first two songs and go back to class. We WILL have Preschool Place on May 6.

3. Klubhouse will lead worship for four songs by themselves, and then they will sit with their parents and remain in church for the rest of the service. There is no Klubhouse on May 6! Kids should wear their Klubhouse shirts if they have one. If they don’t, Pastor Ben will have some available to wear that morning.

4. Krew will take part in a graduation ceremony, and then they will sit with their parents for the remainder of the service!

Thanks for you cooperation, parents. If for any reason you do not want your child taking part in KidsTown Sunday or he/she doesn’t want to, that is completely fine. They will sit with you during the service. We are looking forward to a fun and exciting day of worship and celebration on May 6!

Men’s Retreat
Join other men from The Sanctuary in attending a men’s retreat May 18 and 19 at Timber-Lee Christian Center in East Troy, Wisc. This year’s topic is “Straight Thinking About Work.” The cost is $89 for those who register by April 30. Registration goes up to $99 after that. Please sign up at the Info Table if you plan to go on the retreat and also sign up online through the EFCA web site.

Motorcycle Sunday
On May 20, we are inviting all of our motorcycle-loving friends to attend our 10 a.m. service. Right after the service (around 11 a.m.), Pastor Ronn will pray over our guests, and we will have refreshments in the parking lot. This is a great opportunity to invite your friends to church! It will be fun to see all of the motorcycles after the service.

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