If you have a heart to reach people in the community with the love of Christ, make sure you stop by the Go Group Expo on Sunday to find ways you can be part of our Reach Local team. Go Groups are people on mission together with a common interest. Some of our Go Groups serve dinner to the homeless, reach out to people in prison, mentor at-risk kids at a local school, work with refugees and more. Go Group leaders will be available in the lobby after each service on Sunday to connect and explain more about their groups.

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.

4th and 5th GRADE CLASS
The 4th and 5th grade class will meet in the office during the 11 a.m. service while the Community Room is under construction. We appreciate your flexibility during this exciting time!

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, jmchar@sbcglobal.net.

Women’s Link is offering two Bible studies this fall. Women will be studying God’s enduring love at 9:30 a.m. Wednesdays in the Green Room, beginning Sept. 5. If evenings are better for your schedule, join a study on Lysa TerKeurst’s book, “Finding I Am.” The group will meet at 6 p.m. Wednesdays at the home of Michelle Pavey, beginning Sept. 12. Sign up at the Info Table.

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.

Everyone is invited to this special meeting at 3:30 p.m. to hear details of the budget for the upcoming 2018/19 fiscal year. Please plan to attend this meeting to ask specific questions and discuss the proposed spending plan.

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. 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. Childcare will be available. 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 j17763@comcast.net.

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.

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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