Don’t worry about planning activities this weekend, we’ve done it for you! Come visit our Garage Sale in which all funds will go to support our summer missions teams, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. If you have items to donate, collection drop off is today and tomorrow at the Soteno’s house, 211 Willow Bend, Bolingbrook.

Then, drop off your children for dinner and activities and enjoy a date night! Babysitting will be provided at The Sanctuary Saturday from 6-8:30 p.m. Cost is $20 for the first child or $30 for more than one child in a family. Please RSVP here if you plan to attend. Additional dates offered are July 15, Aug. 19 and Sept. 16.

Here are some additional opportunities in the next few months to support our short term missions teams:

Visit the Giving Tile boards located in the lobby and choose a numbered tile that corresponds with the amount you would like to give. The teams appreciate donations in any amount, large or small!

Join other Sanctuary families for a fun evening at a Joliet Slammers game on June 23! Tickets are $10 each. Half of the ticket price goes back to the Student Life Good Works missions trip. Invite a friend! Tickets will be available at the Info Table on Sunday and at Student Life on Monday evenings.

Hey, kids! You are invited to an exciting week of Vacation Bible School July 31 to Aug. 4! At Ocean Commotion, kids will dive deep into the account of Noah and the Flood from the book of Genesis! They’ll learn to apply the spiritual lessons from Noah’s life to their own. And, along the way, they’ll get to dig into the science behind the Flood through exciting science experiments! Each day will include crafts, games, music, snacks and fun with friends! VBS is open to children ages 4 to 10. Cost is $15, which includes a t-shirt. Please register by July 17:

Are you are interested in taking the next step in your commitment at The Sanctuary? Then plan on attending a Membership Class right after the second service July 16. If after attending the class you decide you want to become a member, you need to fill out and submit the application provided at the Info Table and an elder will contact you to set up a time for discussing your personal testimony. Please sign up at the Info Table to attend the class. Lunch will be provided. New members will be welcomed at our Annual Meeting in September.

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 on June 23 from 4 to 6 p.m. Sign up at the Info Table.

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.

Student Life will be reaching “Beyond These Walls” on June 26 as they head to a park with sports gear and other activities. Students will be encouraged to engage and pray with others they might meet there. Look for more details in your email inboxes!

Our college and young adult group meets Sunday nights from 7 to 9 p.m. (with the exception of the last Sunday of the month) Please contact Steven Cruz at 630.687.4045 for more info. You can also email us at

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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