Thrive and Crossfire, our junior high and high school ministries, will meet this Monday evening from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. for UPGRADE. God wants to take us deeper. God wants to take us wider. God wants to give us a spiritual upgrade. Come join us as we seek God’s promises through praise, creative prayer stations, spoken Word, and powerful teaching. Dinner will be provided!
Don’t forget to mark your calendars for these upcoming youth events:
Sundays through Nov. 22: Co-ed flag football practice at Freedom Park, 1600 Park Place, Bolingbrook, from 12:30 to 3 p.m. Pack a lunch!
Nov. 21: Turkey Bowl Pre-Game party, 2 to 9 p.m. We will be serving at Green Harvest Food Pantry, then returning to the church for games, food, a movie and passing out hoodies for Turkey Bowl.
Nov. 28: Turkey Bowl! Time and location, TBA.
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 Nov. 22. 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 Dec. 6. If you are interested in dedicating your child to the Lord, sign up at the Info Table by Nov. 22. An elder will contact you to set up a meeting to explore the basis for dedicating children to the Lord and provide biblical encouragement to parents for raising your children to know and follow Christ.
HOPE FOR THE HOLIDAYS
Hope for the Holidays, our annual fair trade holiday bazaar is coming 6 to 9 p.m. Nov. 20 and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 21! Make plans to shop with a purpose when you give a gift that gives twice! Proceeds from the event go to help artisan families living in third world countries. The event will include live music, plus a coffee bar from Mojo Express Friday evening (Nov. 20) and the chance to experience some new food options from food trucks, including Cupcakes for Courage, arriving on Saturday (Nov. 21). For more info, visit hopefortheholidays.info.
THE THRILL OF HOPE
Come worship through service 5 to 8 p.m. Dec. 6 as we join Gente Unida and New Song Church in bringing Christmas to the Bolingbrook Christian Health Center. In addition to sharing dinner and a bilingual service, we will host a gift mart for those in need in our community, as well as a craft and game time for kids. We will begin collecting unwrapped gifts Sunday for children ages 1 to 18. If you, your family or growth group would like to volunteer for this memorable service opportunity, contact Cathy Unger at .
WHITE CHRISTMAS LADIES’ TEA
Women of The Sanctuary, come and be refreshed and inspired at the “White Christmas” ladies’ tea on Dec. 11. The evening will include lots of laughter as ladies compete in a Christmas version of the “Scene It” game, catered food, and a message from guest speaker and author, Wendy Holtz. Feel free to dress up if you’d like to give that special holiday outfit another night out. Invite your friends for a fun evening out from 7 to 9 p.m.
Men of The Sanctuary are invited to a video series and discussion called, “FIGHT”, which looks at the life of Samson, every other Saturday at 7:30 to 8:45 a.m. The next Fight Club date is Nov. 21. For more info, contact Bryan Buckley: .
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 from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. every other Thursday. The next playgroup date is Dec. 3 in the Preschool Place room at The Sanctuary.
Ignite, our college and young adult group,meets Sunday nights from 7 to 9 p.m. at the home of Danielle Sault, 941 Canyon Run Road, Naperville. For more info, contact Steven Cruz at 630.687.4045 or check out The Sanctuary Ignite page on Facebook.