Whether single, married, dating or divorced, we all need to address difficult topics in relationships. What are the five crucial conversations every family must have? Join us on Sunday for our new sermon series, “Let’s Talk.” We’ll unpack what the Bible says about issues like establishing direction, confronting conflict, making a commitment, providing for a family and deciding who to marry.

Study questions are available to accompany our current sermon series, “Let’s Talk.” Whether you are part of a growth group or want to go deeper in your personal study of family issues, you can download the study guide through our web site or The Sanctuary app. We also have a few printed booklets at the Info Table. You will find a link to the study guide on the homepage of our app or at cometothesanctuary.org/lets-talk.

Invite your friends and neighbors for fall fun at The Sanctuary from 5 to 8 p.m. Oct. 20! This year’s Fall Fest will feature pony rides, a petting zoo, inflatables, games, face painting, a caramel apple bar, chili, a mini pumpkin patch and more! Children are welcome to wear friendly costumes. Please drop off candy donations or sign up to volunteer at the Info Table.

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.

“Experiencing God’s Dream for Your Marriage” is a topical series by Chip Ingram that examines God’s design for marriage, with practical instruction to help you make your marriage what God desires it to be. This six-week class will be offered at 9:30 a.m. starting Oct. 7.

Men of The Sanctuary meet monthly from 7:30 to 8:45 a.m. in the Community Room for breakfast, Bible study, discussion and accountability. The next Fight Club meets Sept. 29.

OCT. 12: Men, come enjoy guy food and guy talk on relevant topics at Friday Night Fights, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at The Sanctuary.

Perhaps you’ve heard about opportunities to serve in the church, but you aren’t sure what’s the best fit for you. Maybe you would love to connect with others through serving, but you don’t know where to start. We are offering a Spiritual Gifts class during the 11 a.m. service beginning Oct. 14. Those who attend the class will learn what spiritual gifts are and take an in-depth test to discover their gifts. Leaders also will help connect spiritual gifts to opportunities to serve at The Sanctuary.

We will have child dedication on Oct. 21 during the 9:30 and 11 a.m. worship services. If you would like to have your child dedicated to the Lord, sign up at the Info Table. A class will be offered for parents on Oct. 7 at 11 a.m.

If you are new to The Sanctuary, make plans to join us for Lunch with the Pastors right after second service on Oct. 21. 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.

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. 11. Please visit samaritanspurse.org for suggestions on what to include in the boxes. Please consider making a $9 donation for each person attending to cover the packing fee. After packing the boxes, we will play games, pray over the boxes and enjoy refreshments of cookies and hot chocolate.

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 rev.bob.butler@gmail.com

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.

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