Start your new year off right by gaining a better understanding of the big questions of life. Join us in January as we launch a new sermon series, “Explore God.” Whether you are exploring faith or you’ve been a Christian for many years, we all have questions about God, the Bible, suffering and other tough topics. Invite a friend to this sermon series that will explore those questions in an authentic way.

There will be a discussion group during the 11 a.m. service starting Jan. 20 for those that want to actively participate in dialogue around the questions during the series. You can find the discussion guide here or on The Sanctuary app.

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.

Jan. 13: Mark your calendars for our next Multisite Conversation at 6 p.m. as we explore the possibility of joining with Highpoint Church in Naperville. Highpoint leaders will give details about the ministries of Highpoint and how the two churches could potentially work together to reach more people for Christ.

As we continue the conversation about possibly joining with Highpoint Church in Naperville, we would love to hear from you! Would you please take a few minutes to give us some feedback by filling out this form? Sanctuary leaders would love to hear your thoughts, questions and concerns.

Men of The Sanctuary are invited to attend a retreat together at Highpoint Church in Naperville on Jan. 26. This is a great opportunity to get to know more about the ministries of Highpoint and also experience a powerful conference together. Pastor Darrin Patrick of Seacoast Church is a guest speaker at the conference. Get more info and register at:

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. Jan. 30. Childcare will be provided for birth to 5th grade.

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.

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.

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