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Are you looking for ways to use your gifts and talents to serve at The Sanctuary Church? Whether you love to make coffee, greet people, play an instrument, shoot photos, rock babies or hang out with students, we would love to talk to you about ways you can use your abilities to serve God and others at church this fall. Check out the insert in Sunday’s bulletin or click here for more details on current opportunities.

 

GET TO KNOW OUR WORSHIP DIRECTOR     

We are excited to welcome our new Worship Arts Director Ben Kafer to The Sanctuary! Ben will be leading us in worship beginning this weekend. We sat down with Ben and asked him to share his story to help you get to know him! Click here to see that video, and make sure you say, “Hello” to Ben when you see him at church!

 

DINNER FOR EIGHT    

Ladies, do you eat dinner? Do you like eating dinner with other women? Do you want to make some new friends at The Sanctuary? If you answered “Yes” to all three questions, it’s time to sign up for Dinner for Eight. It’s just what it sounds like: Eight women will eat dinner together and won’t want the evening to end. Each group will determine the where and when. Sign up at the Info Table beginning Sunday! For more information, contact Sarah West.

 

 

KID LIFE FALL KICKOFF  

Kid Life is gearing up for their fall kickoff Aug. 13! Children ages birth through fifth grade will be stepping up into their new classes. Fourth and fifth grade will meet during second service in the Community Room. Have questions? Contact Rainie Curtiss.

 

MORNINGSTAR MISSION  

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 lunch to those without homes on Aug. 11 and Aug. 18 from 4 to 6 p.m. Sign up at the Info Table.

 

THE SANCTUARY HAS ADOPTED!  

We’re excited to take the next step in coming alongside students in our community by joining Christian organization Kids Hope USA to adopt Irene King Elementary School in the Valley View School District. Whether you have been looking for a way to be more intentional with your daytime hours in this season of life or are interested in donating school supplies this year, plan on attending an info meeting and  “shower” on Aug. 20 after second service. Check out the Target registry and Toys R Us wish list (under Irene King) to find ways you can help shower our school. RSVP here for the shower. For more info, contact Deb Ebenroth.

 

ANNUAL MEETING  

Mark your calendars for 6 p.m. Sept. 24 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 p.m. Sept. 17in the Community Room. Anyone who attends The Sanctuary is welcome to attend the Annual Meeting, but only members can vote.

 

SUPPORTING OUR MISSIONS TEAMS  

There are several opportunities in the next few months to support our short term missions teams. Check out the different ways you can participate:

PARENTS’ NIGHT OUT
Drop off your children for dinner and activities and enjoy a date night! Babysitting will be provided at The Sanctuary Aug. 19 and Sept. 16from 6-8:30 p.m. Cost is $20 for the first child or $30 for more than one child in a family. Please sign up at the Info Table on Sunday if you plan to attend.

GIVING TILE BOARD
Visit the Giving Tile boards located in the lobby and choose a numbered tile that corresponds with the amount you would like to give. The teams appreciate donations in any amount, large or small!

SHOE DRIVE
Collect and donate gently used shoes as we partner with Midwest Shoe Recyclers for those in need both nationally and globally. We accept men’s, women’s and kids’ tennis shoes, cleats, and dress/casual shoes. Please no boots, high heels or shoes with worn soles or holes. Get your neighborhoods involved! Bring your donations to the bucket at the Info Table during the month of August. Our missions team receives money for each pound of shoes donated.

 IOWA DONATIONS
The missions team going to Christ for the City in Des Moines, IA is in need of the following donations: hygiene products, batteries, bug spray, kids’ toothbrushes, toothpaste, and sweatshirts for adults and kids. These items will be collected on Sundays in August 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.

SENIOR SEND OFF
Family and friends are welcome to join Student Life Aug. 14 at 6:30 p.m. for stories, laughter and snacks as we celebrate our graduated seniors by sharing memories, praying and sending them off to the next season of life.

FALL KICK OFF
Student Life will have a Fall Kick Off Aug. 21 at 7 p.m. Participate in games, eat some snacks, hear the vision and join us in prayer for the 2017/18 school year!  Parents are highly encouraged to attend as we partner together to cultivate students who love God, love one another and serve the world.

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