Need an evening out? Attend a hilarious night of improv with MattyBoy and Friends! This is a great event for the whole family. Dinner will be served before the show at 6 p.m. Childcare will be provided for children ages 10 and under. There is a suggested donation of $5 per person with all proceeds going to the high school mission trip to Mexico.

Join other Sanctuary parents and their kids at area parks for weekly play dates! The park hop begins May 14, and will continue each Monday throughout the summer from 10 a.m. to Noon. Please pick up a list of dates and locations at the Info Table.

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 kids’ activities beginning at 12:15 p.m. Pick up invitations at the Info Table or share our Facebook event!
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What do you wear on Biker Sunday? A Biker Sunday t-shirt! Pick up yours Sunday at the Info Table. Shirts are $15 each.

Christian pop band Mass Anthem will be performing at The Sanctuary Church at 7 p.m. May 25! Mass Anthem is an emerging voice in the Christian music scene that challenges audiences to be bold in their faith and take the Gospel of Jesus to the world. The concert is free, and open to all ages. A love offering will be taken. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. For more info, go to:

Men and women ages 16+ are invited to join the current league champions in the 2018 softball season starting in May! Help The Sanctuary defend their title while having fun, connecting with others and sharing faith through the sport. There will be a fee to participate. Please contact Bill Reimer at or sign up at the Info Table.

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 May 19.

Parents, save the date for this summer’s VBS on July 23 to 27! Children ages 4 to 10 are invited to Operation Arctic, where they will warm up to the Word as they explore the coolest Book on the planet and discover how we can know for sure that the Bible is God’s written word to us! More details will be coming soon!

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

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.

SIX FLAGS TRIP: Celebrate the end of the school year by joining Student Life at Six Flags on May 26. Meet at the church at 8:30 a.m. for a day full of fun! Students in sixth to 12th grade during the current school year are invited. Cost is $45 and includes ticket and transportation. Bring extra money for food. RSVP here.

YOUTH DISCOVER CAMP: Students in Jr. High and High School are invited to discover their gifts and talents during this three-day camp offered June 5 to 8. There will be workshops for all interests, ranging from cooking to music to sports. Look for more details in the weekly Student Life email!

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!

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