Make a difference in the life of a child by helping pack shoe boxes that will be donated this Christmas to children affected by war, poverty, natural disaster, famine and disease. Bring your family to this event from 7 to 9 p.m. Nov. 7. Please visit samaritanspurse.org for suggestions on what to include in the boxes. You can drop off all donations at the Info Table. After packing the boxes, we will pray over them and enjoy refreshments of cookies and milk.
TOGETHER MAKE UP LUNCH
If you missed the Progressive Dinner but want to hear more about the heart behind Together and view the 3D video of the proposed building improvements, sign up to attend a make-up date after second service Nov. 12. Lunch will be served and childcare available for birth through 5th grade.
Please be in prayer about how you can be part of the Together vision, leading up to Commitment Sunday on Nov. 19. We will have a special time in service to make a two-year Together commitment. Please pick up a Together booklet or download it from our web site or app to get more details about the generosity portion of Together.
THE FIGHT CLUB
This fall, men will dive into a study, called, “Play the Man.” Somewhere along the way, our culture lost its definition of manhood, leaving generations of men and men-to-be confused about their roles, responsibilities, relationships, and the reason God made them men. The Fight Club meets 7:30 to 8:45 a.m. Nov. 4, 18; Dec. 2, 16.
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. Nov. 10 and 24. There is room for seven volunteers on each date.
HOPE FOR THE HOLIDAYS
Hope for the Holidays, our annual fair trade holiday bazaar is coming 6 to 9 p.m. Nov. 17 and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 18! Make plans to shop with a purpose when you give a gift that gives twice! Proceeds from the event go to help artisan families living in third world countries. The event will include live music, plus a coffee bar and treats Friday evening (Nov. 17) and the chance to experience ethnic food options on Saturday (Nov. 18). For more info, visit hopefortheholidays.info.
We will have Child Dedication during the worship services on Dec. 3. If you would like to have your child dedicated to the Lord, sign up at the Info Table for the 9:30 or 11 a.m. service and plan to come to the child dedication class offered during second service Nov. 26 in the Green Room.
WOMEN’S CHRISTMAS TEA
Christmas is a time of parties, presents and good cheer. But how do you approach Christmas if you are walking through a dark time in life? Experience the hope that can be found in Christ at this year’s Women’s Link Christmas tea. Terri DeVries, author of “On the Way Home,” will be sharing her personal journey through grief after the sudden death of her husband. Enjoy a catered dinner and a relaxing evening with friends from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Dec. 8. Bring a friend! Cost is $15. Register in the lobby or online.
CHRISTMAS AT THE CLINIC
Share the joy of Christmas by donating new gifts to the Bolingbrook Christian Health Center. Items are needed for ages 1 to 18 and will be collected at the Info Table. Gifts will be distributed on Dec. 10 from 4:30 to 8 p.m. as we join Gente Unida and The Compass Church in a bilingual service, dinner and a gift mart for those in need in our community, as well as a craft and game time for kids. Sign up at the Info Table to volunteer.
Due to a scheduling conflict, we have changed the date of our baptism service to Dec. 17. 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. A baptism class will be offered during first service on Dec. 3 in the Green Room. Please sign up at the Info Table.
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.
Students, pack a lunch and come dressed for Turkey Bowl flag football practice from 1-3 p.m. Sundays at Freedom Park, 1600 Park Place in Bolingbrook! Don’t want to play? Come anyway and watch! Everyone is welcome. Games are on Nov. 25!
Our college and young adult group meets in the Community Room Sunday nights from 7 to 8:30 p.m. (with the exception of the last Sunday of the month). New people are always welcome! Contact Rebecca at 815.980.0127 with questions.