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If you are interested in joining a small group, please sign up at the Info Table after service on Sunday. Small groups will begin next week. Small groups are really the heart of our church. This is a place to join with groups of 10-14 people for weekly Bible study, prayer, accountability and fellowship. You will find this week’s small group questions in your bulletin on Sunday or you can download them from our web site.

fall_squareFALL FEST
Mark your calendars for an evening of fall fun on Oct. 26! We’ll have a pig roast, games, bouncy house, food, 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. More details will be coming soon.

PASTOR’S APPRECIATION
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’S RETREAT
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 Tom Matt for more details.

PrintHELP WITH CLEANING
Now that God has blessed us with a permanent church home, we are researching several options for keeping the building clean. In the meantime, we need your help! We are in need of volunteers to help with routine cleaning. Please sign up at the Info Table if you can help once a month or more. This is a great opportunity for families or small groups to serve together. We will contact you with 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 Cheryl Lynn Cain.

member_small_webONLINE DIRECTORY
We are in the process of changing our online database to a new hosting company. If you attempt to log-in to our online directory through our web site, you will need to set a new password. You can do that using this link. We are still in the process of setting up the new database, but please feel free to log in, check the accuracy of your family’s info and upload a profile photo. You will find the new database much more user friendly than the one we used in the past!

YOUTH
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.

NEED PRAYER?
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.

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