It’s easy to get off track when we think about our identity. We often define ourselves by what we do, rather than the person we were created to be. What do you do when you experience those moments in life when you get lost along the way?
The Bible says we are known by a powerful God. We are rescued by His sacrifice. We are loved unconditionally, and we are freed from our sins. Join us March 10, as we unpack what the Bible says about what we are “also known as.” We will uncover our hidden identity during this new sermon series, “a.k.a.”
Join us for an Informational Meeting at 6 p.m. Sunday to discuss The Sanctuary elder recommendation to merge with Highpoint Church. Pastor Ronn will share his excitement about the proposed merger and highlight important points in the contract between The Sanctuary and Highpoint. Elders will explain what they have learned over the last month about elder accountability with one another and all staff. Staff members will share how they have been energized learning how ministry areas like kids, students and outreach would be positively impacted by the merger. We encourage anyone with questions to attend this meeting so those can be answered prior to the Congregational Meeting March 17.
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 March 10. 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 Emily Neal, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Members of The Sanctuary will vote on the proposed merger at a Congregational Meeting on March 17. In the days leading up to that meeting, please pray for God’s wisdom and direction, as well as unity for our church. Please be open to engage in conversation and feel free to e-mail an elder: email@example.com. You can pick up a document detailing the proposed merger at the Info Table or you can download it here: http://www.cometothesanctuary.org/agreement/
SHORT TERM MISSION TRIPS
The Reach Global team will be giving details on short-term mission trips available for singles, couples and families at a lunch after second service March 24. The Sanctuary is planning trips both domestically and overseas this summer and fall. Come hear about the trips to decide which is the right fit for you!
PRAYER FOR THE SANCTUARY
We would like to set aside time every Sunday between services and Tuesdays at 6 a.m. to pray as a body for the next steps for our church. Please make this a priority and join us in the hallway outside the office for weekly prayer.
THE FIGHT CLUB
Men, come for breakfast and stay to build relationships with God and others. Meet at Eggs, Inc. in Bolingbrook at 7:30 to 8:45 a.m. March 16.
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. April 13. There is room for seven volunteers.
JUNIOR HIGH AND HIGH SCHOOL
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.