Thank you to everyone who celebrated Easter with us at The Sanctuary! Have you downloaded your family photos yet? If you had a photo taken, you should have received an e-mail with a link to the photos. If you did not, please e-mail Emily Neal for the link.

We all get stuck. We have secrets we keep hidden beneath the surface. It could be something we’ve done or something we were born into. But if these things remain buried, they can negatively impact our future. It’s time to leave behind what’s in the past and live the life of freedom God has provided. It’s time to get Unstuck.

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.

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 April 7.

If you are new to The Sanctuary, 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 Sunday. Get to know others who are new to The Sanctuary, meet ministry leaders and find out how to take the net step to get involved. For more information contact Jim Charlton at

APRIL 22: Members and attenders alike are urged to attend this important meeting at 6 p.m. In light of the encouraging Together offerings, we will be asking members to approve a budget to begin renovations in our lobby and Community Room. A quorum is needed to vote.

If you have accepted Jesus Christ as your personal Savior and you would like to be baptized, plan to participate in one of our regular morning worship services at 9:30 or 11 a.m April 29. A baptism class will be offered during first service on April 15 in the Green Room. Please sign up at the Info Table.

Whether you are a triathlon athlete or can barely make it up a flight of stairs, women of all ages and abilities will bond as they conquer team building activities in Lake Geneva, WI. Sign up to participate in this exciting afternoon which will take place from 1 to 4 p.m. April 28. Your payment of $35 reserves your space! Register online at or at the Info Table.

If you are new to The Sanctuary, make plans to join us for Lunch with the Pastors right after second service on May 6. 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.

Our Eighth Annual Biker Sunday is May 20 after the 11 a.m. service. This is a fabulous morning to invite friends to ride their motorcycles to church. Pastor Ronn will pray a blessing over our guests after the service, and we will host a free lunch and activities beginning at 12:15 p.m. For more info, go to

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

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. May 4 and 12. There is room for seven volunteers.

Join us for a special evening of Student Life at 7 p.m. April 30. We want to create meaningful conversation within our families by looking at the barriers that are in the way. We hope to help families communicate by honestly talking about what hinders their conversation. This night will include food, games, conversations and a family challenge.

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.

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!

%d bloggers like this: