motorcycle_email We are so excited to be hosting our fourth annual Motorcycles on Sunday this Sunday during 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. Bring a lawn chair or blanket  to relax on. Take some time to look at all the bikes and vote for your favorite! Go to for more info. COMMISSIONING SUNDAY We have an exciting summer coming up, with many individuals and families from our church body participating in missions experiences. On June 1 we will be taking time during the service to commission everyone spending time on the mission field this summer. Twenty people from The Sanctuary will be leaving safety for adventure and leaving comfort for compassion as they serve those in other parts of the world. Please be in prayer for all of those in our church family who are heading out on short-term mission trips!

  • Randy and Linda Smith and their daughters, Sierra and Whitney, will be working at Camp Timber-lee June 5 to August 2.
  • Hannah Davis will be serving with Revival Outreach Center in LaCieba, Honduras June 7 to August 8.
  • Mike and Stacey Veseling and their daughter, Rachel, will be part of a team going to Haiti June 18 to 25.
  • Dave Brandolino will be serving in Hurley, Virginia in June.
  • Jamie Howard and her daughter, Alexa, will be in Rwanda July 11 to 22.
  • Mike Wangler, Tony James, Josiah Haas, and Mark, Sue, Sarah and Esther Davis will be going to LaCieba, Honduras August 3 to 9.
  • Pastor Ronn Smith and Gilbert Russell will be visiting Oasis for Orphans and helping with pastoral training in Kenya August 15 to 26.

worldfocus_connectionDONATIONS FOR HAITI Each year, Mike and Stacey Veseling spearhead a trip to Haiti to serve at an orphanage and help with construction projects in the Port-au-Prince area. They also take with them much-needed supplies that are hard to obtain in Haiti. This year the trip is planned for June 18-25. We would like to support the Veselings by helping them with the extensive list of items they need to bring. If you can help by donating, please drop items at the Info Table or bring them to the church office during the week. Items needed: Toothbrushes (soft), toothpaste (3-5 oz), white chalk, 8 pack jumbo crayons, 24 pack crayons, block erasers, blue pens, hand held pencil sharpeners, markers, college ruled spiral notebooks, composition notebooks, glue (8 oz), stickers, balloons, ribbons, dish towels, hand sanitizer, travel size Eucerin cream, brown paper lunch bags, 100 count cotton balls, travel size baby shampoo, Tums, adult multi-vitamins (no gummy), prenatal vitamins, children’s vitamins (no gummy), cranberry supplement vitamins, Dial bar soap, Dove bar soap, B&D ointment, Chapstick, baby aspirin (81 mg), Betadine wash, baby wipes, medical cups (for liquid meds), tongue depressors, alcohol wipes, 4×4 dressings, bandage tape, patient drapes, exam gloves (all sizes), disposable ear specula (s/l). lunchwithpastors_squareLUNCH WITH THE PASTORS If you recently started attending The Sanctuary, you are invited to Pastor’s Lunch right after second service on June 1! This is a great opportunity to find out more about the mission and vision of the church, get to know the pastors, ask questions, and, of course, enjoy lunch together. Please sign up online or at the Info Table if you plan to attend. Childcare will be available. playgroup2014_squarePLAY GROUP Hey, moms! Would you like to connect with other moms of young children? Would your children like to make some new friends? Join us for play group. Play group is every other Thursday from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. On May 29, the group will meet in the KidsKorner classrooms. After that, the group will be moving outside for the summer. Check your Slice for upcoming locations. YOUTH Thrive and Crossfire, our junior high and senior high school ministries, meet 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Students are welcome to arrive at 6:30 for hang-out time. Students, mark your calendars for your end of the year parties! Crossfire’s party is on May 28 and Thrive will celebrate on June 4! NEED PRAYER? If you have a prayer request, please feel free to send it to our Prayer Team so they can lift up your needs before the Lord. Contact Marilyn Webster with your prayer request.

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