Pastor Ronn and Sanctuary elders will be visiting each growth group during the next few weeks to answer questions about the proposal to join in ministry with Highpoint Church in Naperville. If you aren’t part of a Growth Group, you can ask questions during one of these three meetings: Feb. 3 at 9:30 or 11 a.m. in the office or Feb. 6 at 7 p.m. in the Community Room.
Sanctuary elders will make a recommendation on next steps for The Sanctuary’s future at a Congregational Meeting on Feb. 10. Elders could recommend a merger with Highpoint or another option at that meeting, which will begin at 6 p.m. If elders recommend joining with Highpoint, Sanctuary members would vote on the proposal on March 17.
For the last nine years, The Sanctuary has had the privilege of bringing “Loved!,” a spa event, to our local domestic violence shelter. We are looking for people who love to paint nails, do make-up and offer hospitality, as well as massage therapists, aestheticians and setup or take down volunteers. Sign up at the Info Table for this wonderful event on Feb. 8.
We will be taking a benevolence offering at the end of service Sunday. This is a special offering that goes directly to help those in our church body who have a financial need. Please look for the ushers as you leave the auditorium.
PRAYER FOR THE SANCTUARY
We would like to set aside time every Sunday between services and Tuesdays at 6 a.m. to pray as a body for the next steps for our church. Please make this a priority and join us in the hallway outside the office for weekly prayer.
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 Feb. 24. 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.
If you have accepted Jesus Christ as your personal Savior and you would like to be baptized, plan to participate in one of our regular morning worship services at 9:30 or 11 a.m March 3. A baptism class will be offered during second service on Feb. 24 in the office. Please sign up at the Info Table.
THE FIGHT CLUB
The men’s breakfast originally scheduled for Feb. 2 has been cancelled. Please plan on attending the next meeting at Eggs, Inc. in Bolingbrook at 7:30 to 8:45 a.m. Feb. 16.
Come find out what makes The Sanctuary unique. You will learn about the DNA of our church during this three-week group that meets at 11 a.m. Sundays, beginning March 10. Get to know others who are new to The Sanctuary, meet ministry leaders and find out how to take the net step to get involved. For more information contact Emily Neal, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 3:45 to 6 p.m. Feb. 9. There is room for seven volunteers.
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.