Pastor Ronn kicked off a new sermon series this week, called “Behind the Scenes.” Presented in 3D, the six-week series is full of drama, action and adventure. You won’t want to miss a single Sunday as we find out what God was doing “Behind the Scenes” in the true-life story of Joseph.
I have a few reminders for you this week. Please take a minute to get all the details!
PRAYER FOR MISSIONS TRIPS
Please be in prayer for the 22 people who left on July 31 for the Good Works mission trip to Ohio. They are repairing homes, painting walls, cooking meals, leading a kids’ program and doing lawn maintenance this week in an impoverished area near the Appalachian Mountains.
Four people from The Sanctuary also will be leaving on Thursday for a mission trip to Haiti. They will be posting daily updates on a blog at: http://haititrip2.blogspot.com/
WOMEN’S LINK SOCIAL
Join other women of The Sanctuary to socialize, shop and snack Sunday evening. We will meet from 6 to 8 p.m. at Charming Charlie at The Promenade. This is a really fun store featuring jewelry, purses, scarves, clothing, shoes and every accessory you can imagine! Even if you don’t like to shop, please come to socialize. The store is providing food and drinks and the event is totally free. NO purchase is required. The entire store is reserved just for us for the evening, and everything in the store will be 20 percent off! Invite a friend for a fun summer evening with friends. Please RSVP by Thursday if you plan to attend. You can RSVP online or e-mail me: email@example.com.
FAMILY FUN FEST
We are looking for volunteers to help us spread the love of Christ to our community at this year’s Family Fun Fest. We need help with set-up, children’s games, the prayer tent, tear down and more. This is a great opportunity to come together with families served by the Bolingbrook Christian Health Center for a fun day that includes tacos, games, sno-cones, climbing wall, trackless train and more. Please make plans to attend from 4 to 7 p.m. Aug. 14 at New Song Church, 151 E. Briarcliff Road. Please sign up online or contact Cheryl Lynn Cain if you can help: firstname.lastname@example.org.
As part of the fest, we also are collecting $10 Walmart gift cards to to help provide school supplies to children in need in our community. You can place any cards in the offering basket to be included in new backpacks to be distributed to families served by the Bolingbrook Christian Health Center.
We will be having a child dedication on Sunday morning. If you would like to have your child dedicated to the Lord, please e-mail Anna at the church office by Thursday. Her e-mail address is email@example.com.
Also on Sunday, we will take a benevolence offering. We collect this special offering the first Sunday of every month to help those in need in our church body and community.
TEN: CELEBRATING CHANGED LIVES
We are getting so excited about our 10-Year Anniversary celebration on Sept. 25. Your entire family is invited to our celebration dinner at the Hilton in Lisle! We will have a plated dinner, activities for the kids and a great time to reflect on what God has done in our church body since the church started a decade ago. Make sure you don’t miss this event, and the opportunity to Celebrate Changed Lives. Click here to get more details and reserve your tickets.
DATES TO REMEMBER
- July 31-Aug. 6: Good Works trip
- Aug. 7: Child dedication.
- Aug. 7: Benevolence offering
- Aug. 7: Women’s Link social at Charming Charlie.
- Aug. 14: Family Fun Fest at Bolingbrook Christian Health Center.
- Sept. 11: Annual Meeting, 6 p.m., Alpha Baptist Church.
- Sept. 25: Save the date for our 10-Year Anniversary celebration.