Grow in your relationship with God and in relationship with others by getting connected in Group Life this fall! You can learn more about growth groups, adult electives, women’s Bible study, men’s ministry and more during our Group Life Expo today after each service. Meet leaders and find out what it’s like to be part of a group. Sign up for a group Aug. 26, Sept. 2 or Sept. 9.

The last Sunday of each month, we take communion together as a church body. If you are gluten free, we offer wafers that are individually wrapped to prevent cross contamination with the rest of the communion bread. If you need a gluten free wafer, please feel free to take one from the back table in the auditorium as you enter or walk back as the elements are passed.

Take a break to connect with God during a Night of Worship at The Sanctuary Church! Our worship team will lead this extended time of praising God through song and prayer at 7 p.m. Sept. 5. Childcare will be provided for birth to 5th grade.

Come find out what makes The Sanctuary unique. You will learn about the DNA of our church during this four-week group that meets at 11 a.m. Sundays, beginning Sept. 9. Get to know others who are new to The Sanctuary, meet ministry leaders and find out how to take the next step to get involved. For more information contact Jim Charlton,

The Bible calls us to Love the Lord our God with all our heart, soul, mind and strength, and to love our neighbor as ourselves. But what does that look like in our daily lives? Learn about enduring love on Wednesdays at 9:30 a.m. starting Sept. 5 in the Green Room. Contact Sarah West for more info.

Get to know the Merrifield family, one of our overseas ministry partners, at this informal lunch following second service Sept. 9. Bill and Joelle, along with their four children, will be sharing stories about their ministry in the middle east. Please RSVP at the Info Table if you plan to attend.

Mark your calendars for 6 p.m. Sept. 23 for our Annual Meeting. Members will vote to approve the budget for the new fiscal year, elder positions and new members. Childcare will be available. We also will have an Info Meeting to discuss details of the budget at 3:30 p.m. Sept. 16 in the Community Room. Anyone who attends The Sanctuary is welcome to attend the Annual Meeting, but only members can vote.

We all need a plan for our money. FPU gives Biblical advice on how to get out of debt, manage your money, spend wisely and save money. Cost is $109 for book, materials and web site access. This nine-week class meets at 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturdays, beginning Sept. 29. RSVP here or sign up at the Info Table.

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. Sept. 7 and 15. There is room for seven volunteers on each date.

All men ages 14 and up are invited to join in on a season of dart ball starting in September. Dart ball plays like baseball but with darts thrown underhanded onto a large scoring board. No experience is required. Bring a friend! Contact Jonathan Hall for more info at

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 Sept. 13. 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.

The Fight Club is on break for the summer. The men’s ministry will resume Saturday morning meetings in the fall.

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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