Surge is an awesome way to revive, regroup and recharge the second Wednesday of the month when our whole church comes together for worship and teaching. If you are wanting to grow deeper in your walk with God, we encourage you to join us at 7 p.m. April 13. Please take a look at the insert in your bulletin on Sunday for more details on this month’s break-out sessions. Childcare is available for birth to fifth grade.
We all want to live a life full of meaning and significance. But with all of life’s demands, responsibilities and unexpected twists, it’s easy to find yourself drifting in the current rather than plotting your course. God has called us to something better. He has called each of us to step out of the daily drift and take purposeful steps to impact your life and others. Are you ready to accept that challenge? Are you ready to be “Sent”? Join us April 17 as we kick off “Sent,” a nine-week series that could change the course and direction of your life!
FRIDAY NIGHT FIGHTS
This month’s Friday Night Fights event is cancelled. We will reschedule the event for a future date! Thank you so much for your understanding!
Have you been feeling God reach into your heart for others? Have you been wanting to be an outreached hand to those marginalized in our communities? Or maybe just exploring what your faith looks like in practice? Then plan to attend the monthly Reach meeting after second service Sunday. The discussion will be centered around initiatives toward different communities in our midst such as prison ministry, ministry to the homeless and the elderly. Sign up at the Info Table. Contact: Cheryl Lynn Cain at .
WAR ROOM STUDY AND MOVIE
Would you like to learn more about the power of prayer in your life? Consider joining The War Room Bible study during the 9:30 a.m. service, beginning May 1. The study will kick off with a movie night, featuring The War Room, on April 30. The five-week study will feature clips from the movie and five challenging scriptural lessons adapted from the feature film. The movie and study explores the power that prayer can have on marriages, parenting, careers, friendships and other areas of life. Sign up at the Info Table to attend the study. All are welcome to the movie night.
We are so excited to be hosting our sixth annual Biker Sunday May 15 after the 11 a.m. service. This is a fabulous morning to invite friends to ride their motorcycles to church. Pastor Ronn will pray a blessing over our guests after the service, and we will host a free lunch and activities beginning at 12:15. More details will be coming soon!
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 May 1. 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.
We will have a child dedication during the worship services on May 8. There will be a Child Dedication class during Surge April 13 for anyone interested in finding out more about child dedications and having your child dedicated now or in the future. The class will explore the basis for dedicating our children to the Lord and will provide biblical encouragement to parents for raising your children to know and follow Christ. If you would like to have your child dedicated to the Lord or want to attend the class, sign up at the Info Table.
DOWNLOAD OUR NEW APP
Did you know The Sanctuary now has an app? This is your one-stop to watch the latest sermons, find all the details on upcoming events, read the Slice, find the #sundaysetlist, fill out the connect card, give your offering and MUCH more! Go to the app store, and search for “The Sanctuary Church IL” to download the app!
Imagine how different your outlook on life would be if you had absolute confidence God was with you. Imagine how different you would respond to difficulties, temptations and even good things if you knew God was in all of it and was planning it to leverage it for good. This six week study challenges men to grow BIG Faith. Fight Club meets every other Saturday at 7:30 to 8:45 a.m. The next Fight Club is April 16.
Wondering how our building looks so good week after week? We have a dedicated crew of volunteers that prepares our building for worship. The team is looking to grow its volunteer base. If serving in this way interests you, whether it’s once a week or once a month, sign up at the Info Table or contact Stephani Suwanski at .
CONNECT BY TEXT
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.
JUNIOR HIGH AND HIGH SCHOOL
Thrive and Crossfire, 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.
Students, you don’t want to miss the Youth Lock-in coming up April 29-30! Invite a friend for a crazy fun 24 hours that will include worship, a devotional, snacks, games, prizes and a great time hanging out with friends! The Lock-in begins at 6:30 p.m. Friday evening and ends at 7 a.m. Saturday morning.