Have you been thinking about your “circles” this week? Last Sunday, as we kicked off our new sermon series, we asked you to start identifying the circles in your life and the people in those circles. We hope you’ve had time to get a start on that. If you weren’t in service, click here to download a tool to help you think about the circles in your life and make a commitment to invest in a few people from those circles. Use the BLESS tool as a guide to help you be more intentional about growing in those relationships.
LENTEN READING PLAN
As we enter into the Lenten season, we want to encourage you to be intentional about growing in your walk with Christ during the 40 days leading up to Easter. One way we can do this together as a church is through the discipline of daily time in God’s Word. If you are looking for a reading plan, please join us in going through, “Lent for Everyone,” a daily devotional and reading plan on the Bible app, YouVersion. Simply download YouVersion on your mobile device, click on “plans” and then search for “Lent for Everyone.” You also can follow along on your computer at Bible.com. You can set your preferences to receive daily e-mail reminders.
LUNCH WITH THE PASTOR
If you are new to The Sanctuary, make plans to attend Lunch with the Pastor right after second service March 22. This is a great opportunity to find out more about the mission and vision of the church, get to know Pastor Ronn, ask questions, and, of course, enjoy lunch together. Please RSVP here or sign up at the Info Table if you plan to attend. Childcare will be available.
The missions team is planning two opportunities to serve this summer. If you are interested in learning more about the trips to La Ceiba, Honduras, and Good Works in Athens, Ohio, plan to attend an informational meeting at 12:45 p.m. Sunday in the Community Room. Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP here.
WORSHIP TEAM AUDITIONS
If you have musical talents that you are interested in using on our worship team, plan to attend the worship team auditions at 7 p.m. Feb. 26. Contact Jeremiah Higgins for more info and audition materials.
Men, join Fight Club Saturday mornings as they explore the video series, “Be Her Hero,” to learn about how to make a bad, average, or good marriage even better.The next meeting is 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. Feb. 28. Fight Club meets every other Saturday. Contact Bryan Buckley for more info.
PARENTAL GUIDANCE REQUIRED!
Feel like your parenting could use a “Turbo Boost”? We are meeting beyond SURGE to keep the energy going on Wednesday nights, Feb. 25, March 4 (Surge), March 11 and March 18 during Thrive and Crossfire from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the church office. Childcare is not provided.
Set aside 6:30 to 8 p.m. March 4 for the next Surge, our monthly gathering to refuel through worship, testimonies and topical break-out sessions. This is a time for our entire church to come together at one service. Childcare will be provided for birth to 5th grade. Thrive and Crossfire are cancelled on Surge nights so the students can attend with their families. Find more details at the Info Table. HOP 2 IT! Calling all kids! Bring your friends and family to the Hop 2 It Easter event! Participate in activities like a glow in the dark Easter egg hunt, pie eating contest, inflatables and more! You are not going to want to miss this exciting event 9 a.m. to noon March 28.
KIDSTOWN FOOD DRIVE
Let’s partner with KidsTown parents to show kindness to others by collecting food for the needy. Drop off canned goods and boxed food at the Info Table through February. All of the food will be taken to Power Connection, a local food pantry.
Do you enjoy cooking and have a desire to serve others with your passion? We are looking for a core group of people who can be our “go-to”s when a church family needs meals prepared due to sickness, injury or the birth of a baby. Sign up at the Info Table to have the opportunity to bless others with meals!
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.
Come to a winter workshop designed to provide support, healing and creative inspiration toward freedom from hurts, shame, burdens and difficult seasons in your life. These workshops furnish a safe place to meet you wherever you are in your journey to impart fresh vision and renewed hope. We will use modes of creative expression such as writing, art materials, video and music. No experience necessary! Come to class 7 to 9 p.m. Thursdays through Feb. 26. Veterans, you are welcome to come to an open art studio with teaching and lots of creativity-sparking supplies, along with a desire to provide camaraderie and fun. The Veterans Art Blast class is 2 to 4:30 p.m. March. 21. RSVP is required for all classes. To sign up, contact Kathy Jarman.
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 March 5 in the Preschool Place room at The Sanctuary.
LOST AND FOUND
Missing a coat, coffee cup, Bible or other personal item? Look in our lost and found, located in the office. All unclaimed items will be donated to a local charity at the end of February.
YOUTH AND YOUNG ADULTS
Thrive and Crossfire, our junior high and high school ministries, meet from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Both youth groups will meet together for worship and large group teaching, then break off by age groups for small group discussion. Students are welcome to arrive at 6:30 for hangout time. Ignite, our college ministry, meets on 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.
For dates and times of all upcoming events, check out our website by clicking here.
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 Marilyn Webster with your prayer request.