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The next generosity goal in the Together vision is March 18. We are praying for an offering of $100,000 above and beyond normal giving on that date to help us begin the first renovation project. As Pastor Ronn explained at Family Chat, our first step is to improve safety and security in our lobby, as well as make it a more welcoming, cozy and informative environment. Because we are moving ahead only as cash becomes available, adding $100,000 to our previous giving would allow us to begin renovations. For more details, go to cometothesanctuary.org/together.

FINANCIAL UPDATE
Sanctuary leaders are working to cut the church’s operating expenses after receiving word that the Bolingbrook Christian Church has cancelled their rental contract for the remainder of 2018, effective Feb. 17. The Seventh Day Adventist church had planned to use the facility on Saturdays through December 2018, with a possible extension to December 2019. The loss of rental income creates a $42,000 shortfall in The Sanctuary’s budget in the current fiscal year and a $70,000 gap the following year. Please pray for wisdom as leaders trim planned expenses. To learn more, go to: https://vimeo.com/255424661

WOMEN’S LINK PAINTING NIGHT
Women of The Sanctuary are invited to a fun evening to try out their creative talents while growing in their relationships. Women’s Link is hosting a painting night at Pinot’s Palette from 7 to 9 p.m. Feb. 28. An instructor will guide participants step-by-step in painting a piece called, “Come Together.” Cost is $39. Coffee, tea and hot chocolate will be available. Soft drinks are $1. Please sign up at the Info Table.

SURGE
Are you longing to connect with God through a time of deep worship and prayer? Join us the first Wednesday of each month at Surge, which is an extended worship service designed to help us step out of the busy pace of life and Revive, Regroup and Recharge. The next Surge is March 7 at 7 p.m. We will have childcare for birth to fifth grade.

REACH LOCAL
Reach Local is a team that strives to learn, love and live out the heart of God right in our own backyard. Hear more about upcoming local events and Go Group opportunities, as well as the vision for the future, at an informational meeting March 18 at 12:30 p.m. in the Community Room.

HOP2IT
Save the date for our annual Hop2It event! Plan to invite your friends and join us on March 24 from 9 a.m. to noon for a glow-in-the-dark egg hunt, Easter story presentation, bounce houses, face painting, crafts and donuts. To avoid the entry line, register early at

THE FIGHT CLUB
Men of The Sanctuary meet every other Saturday from 7:30 to 8:45 a.m. in the Community Room for breakfast, Bible study, discussion and accountability. The next Fight Club meets Feb. 24.

JUNIOR HIGH AND HIGH SCHOOL
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.

Student Life is planning to take interested students entering their freshman year through graduating seniors on a mission trip to Ensenada, Mexico this summer. Get more info including cost, fundraising opportunities, dates and more at one of the identical meetings scheduled for March 4 at 10:30 a.m. or 12:15 p.m.

You don’t want to miss our worship service on March 11 when Student Life takes over! Junior high and high school students will be volunteering to serve coffee, greet, pass out bulletins and play on the worship team. We see our youth as the NOW Generation, not just the Next Generation! Celebrate the gifts and talents of our youth with us at this special service.

YOUNG ADULTS
Our college and young adult group meets in the Green Room Sunday afternoons at 12:30 p.m. (with the exception of the last Sunday of the month). Lunch is provided! New people are always welcome. Contact Rebecca at 815.980.0127 with questions.

DOWNLOAD OUR APP
Did you know The Sanctuary has an app? This is your one-stop to watch the latest sermons, find all the details on upcoming events, read the Slice, 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!

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