The Sanctuary is sending out several different groups on local and global mission trips this summer. We will be spending time in our services June 10 praying for those that will be serving and sharing about what they will be doing. Make sure to join us to celebrate the opportunities these teams will have to spread the love of Jesus!

Support the Student Life mission team by ordering t-shirts for the whole family! Each shirt is $15 and includes the locations of all the mission trips planned for 2018: Mexico, Scotland, Nicaragua and Iowa. This is the last Sunday to place an order! Sign up at the Info Table or email

Join other Sanctuary parents and their kids at area parks for weekly play dates! The park hop is every Monday throughout the summer from 10 a.m. to Noon. Our next play date will be at Sensory Garden Playground, 2751 Navistar Dr, Lisle.

Are you are interested in taking the next step in your commitment at The Sanctuary? Then plan on attending a Membership Class from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. July 21. If after attending the class you decide you want to become a member, then fill out and submit the application provided at the Info Table and an elder will contact you to set up a time for discussing your personal testimony. Please sign up at the Info Table to attend the class. Childcare will be provided. New members will be welcomed at our Annual Meeting in September.

If you are looking for an easy and meaningful way to serve in our community, sign up to partner with Morningstar Mission. We have the opportunity to help serve dinner to those without homes 4 to 6 p.m. June 9. There is room for seven volunteers.

If you long to get involved in a women’s Bible study but find your schedule doesn’t allow for a traditional setting, join a virtual Bible study Tuesdays at 9:15 p.m. starting June 19. Just log onto the video conference call from wherever you are and join other women as they work through Beth Moore’s study, “James: Mercy Triumphs.” Videos will be sent out the week before in preparation for the virtual meeting. Please order a study guide on your own. Contact Emily Invergo at with questions.

Demolition of the Community Room and the Lobby will be completed the week of June 25 as we prepare for the renovations that are part of our two-year Together vision. If you can dedicate any amount of time to help, please sign up at the Info Table. Include your availability if possible.

Hey, kids! Grab your parka and snow boots! You are invited to an exciting week of Vacation Bible School this summer at The Sanctuary Church! At Operation Arctic, kids will warm up to the Word as they explore the coolest Book on the planet and discover how we can know for sure that the Bible is God’s written word to us! We’re headed deep into the stunning Arctic Circle that is filled with treasure and adventurous to explore! Each day will include science experiments, crafts, games, music, snacks and fun with friends! VBS is open to children ages 4 to 10. Cost is $15, which includes a t-shirt. Please register by July 8:

Renew is a ministry focused on helping people discover a life worth living through an interactive evening of dinner, learning and discussion. Dinner is served at 6 p.m. in the Community Room, followed by worship, teaching and break-out time. The evening includes small group discussion for women, men, a deep dive into scripture and a unique Christian recovery meeting for both the addicted and those sharing the struggle. Childcare is provided. The next meeting date is June 14. If you have any questions, contact Bob Butler at

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.

BEYOND THESE WALLS: On June 25 Student Life will meet at church, then head to Champions Park with sports gear and other activities. Students will be encouraged to engage and pray with others they might meet there.

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.

Complimentary Guest WI-Fi is now available at The Sanctuary! Go to ‘SanctuaryGUEST’ to login. No password is needed!

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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