Christian pop band Mass Anthem will be performing at The Sanctuary Church at 7 p.m. May 25! Mass Anthem is an emerging voice in the Christian music scene that challenges audiences to be bold in their faith and take the Gospel of Jesus to the world. The concert is free, and open to all ages. A love offering will be taken. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. For more info, go to:

Do you love playing chess? One of The Sanctuary’s Go Groups is a chess club that meets Thursday evenings at Starbucks on Lily Cache and Weber Road in Bolingbrook. “Chess and Coffee” has become so popular that The Promenade has asked to sponsor a similar event on June 2. Stop by between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. to play chess at all skill levels, receive chess instruction, join a tournament or just reach out to the community! Contact Eric Ortega at for more info.

Students in Jr. High and High School are invited to discover their gifts and talents during this three-day camp, where leaders will help our students not only “discover” their gifts, but begin to understand the intersection between their gifts and His Kingdom. There will be workshops for all interests, including music, art, improv, construction, sports and the spiritual disciplines. Sign up at

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 1 and 9. There is room for seven volunteers.

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 June 2.

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!

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. Because of Memorial Day, our next play date will be next week at Knoch Knolls Park, 320 Knoch Knolls Rd, Naperville.

Women’s Virtual Bible Study
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. every Thursday 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. 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.

SIX FLAGS TRIP: Celebrate the end of the school year by joining Student Life at Six Flags on May 26. Meet at the church at 8:30 a.m. for a day full of fun! Students in sixth to 12th grade during the current school year are invited. Cost is $45 and includes ticket and transportation. Bring extra money for food. RSVP here.

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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