Mystery Retreat for Upperclassmen
Up for the Unknown is a mystery retreat for high school upperclassmen (juniors & seniors) that will take place from Sat, Sep 9 through Sun, Sep 10. The location and the activities will be unknown to the participants. All they need to know is that it is guaranteed to be a good time! Parents of eligible youth will be contacted by Brian Zielke to discuss the classified information regarding the retreat’s top secret location and details. Sign up forms are available on the Connect Cart in the lobby or online at The deadline to sign up is Sun, Sep 3.

Help Mulch the Playground

Want to have some real fun with mulch? Come for an hour or two on Sat, Aug 5 from 9-11am. We need to spread mulch in and around the preschool playground. Please sign up on the Connection Card if you’d like to participate. Also, if you have a wheel barrow, pitch fork, rake or tractor, please bring them along. For more info please contact Curt Berg at (630) 715-2674 or

Fashion Show at Lord of Life Church!

Saturday, Aug 19, Administer Justice, an Illinois Christian non-profit, will be hosting a fashion show featuring fabulous fall fashions for women and children from CAbi. The event will be held at Lord of Life from10:30am-12:30pm. Tickets are $35 which includes brunch. Proceeds from the event will benefit the life changing work of Administer Justice, which provides free legal assistance, financial counseling and legal education to low income residents. Register today at or call (847) 844-1100 for more info.

Ladies! Preparing Our Hearts for Christmas Informational Meeting

If you are interested in being a part of the planning team for our annual Christmas event, Preparing Our Hearts for Christmas, please come to an informational meeting on Sunday, August 20th after the 10am service. We will meet in the large conference room. For additional questions, please contact Becky Fair at (630) 365-3294 or

Connect with Your Family at a Family Camp!

For the past few years, the Fair family has attended Lake Geneva Youth Camp’s (LGYC) Labor Day Family Camp. They invite you to join them! This year, it is the evening of Sep 1 through Sep 4. This is a great way for the family to reconnect together, spouse’s to spend time together and kids to have fun in organized activities (based on age). Plus all meals are provided as part of the cost. If you’re interested in more information, contact Jason Fair at

Elburn Days Parade • Fri, Aug 18

Elburn hosts a weekend of fun and festivities in August called Elburn Days! Our church participates in the parade on Friday night. We get to hand out info about the church (including the gospel message), goodies and meet the community. Come join us on Fri, Aug 18 at 5:15pm as we walk the parade route together. This is a great event for all ages! Questions? Contact Mary Miller at

Help Serve in Our Comfort Dog Ministry

The Comfort Dog Ministry is specifically looking for people to serve during the week during daytime. To ask questions or get involved, contact Sue Kessler at

Tuesday Evening Prayer Gathering

Please join us Tuesday evenings for an evening of prayer. Doors open at 6pm for personal prayer. At 7pm the prayer gathering begins—we worship God together with songs of praise followed by a devotional and prayer time!

Serve at Beautiful U Ministries

Please join us for an opportunity to serve at Beautiful U Resale Shop on Mon, Aug 21. We meet at 6:15pm every third Monday of the month at the shop (112 N. Main St., Elburn) to help sort, organize, and price donations. Just show up!

Please Contact Pastor Matt If You Need Anything

Pastor Matt invites you to contact him directly if you need anything including prayer before surgery, a communion visit, personal prayer, benevolence or Christian advice of any kind. If you are suffering or need help, don’t hesitate to call him on his cell phone at (970) 214-2373 or by email at

The Case for Christ Book Study

The date and time of our discussion of Part Three of the Case for Christ will be on Tue, Aug 8, 7pm or Wed, Aug 9, 10am. Read Part 3, Chapters 11-14. Childcare will be provided. For questions contact Pastor Matt at

Support Our July Mission of the Month 

Bon Repos Orphanage is located in Port-au-Prince, Haiti and is led by Yolanda Thervil, known as Mama Yol. Using her life savings, Mama Yol left New York and invested in building a compound that would serve to raise orphans and provide a Christian education for the local community. Her orphanage is currently raising 40 orphan girls. All loose change for this month will go to help support the Bon Repos Orphanage.

Men’s Friday Morning Bible Study

Goes verse by verse through a book of the Bible. Meets Fridays from 6:30-7:30am in the Solid Rock Lodge. They are currently studying the Gospel of John. Contact Don Martens at if you have any questions or need more info.

Ladies! Come and Enjoy The Last Two Summer Walk and Talk

Ladies, come and enjoy the last of our beautiful walks together talking life and faith beginning at 6:30pm at the location listed below. An additional Walk and Talk has been added to the schedule.

  • Wed, Aug 9 – Walk the Great Western Trail. Meet at the Dairy Queen parking lot in Wasco. Led by Amy Boynton.
  • Wed, Aug 30 – at the Batavia Riverwalk
Summer Park Play Dates
Looking for something fun to do with the kids this summer? Connect with other families at different area parks on Wednesdays from 9:30am-Noon. Upcoming locations are…
  • Wed, Aug 2—Mt. Saint Mary’s Park, St. Charles. Led by Christina Durrant
  • Wed, Aug 16—Pottawatomie Park, St. Charles (splash/water area). Led by Becky Fair

Because kids matter to God.
Wednesdays from 6:15-8pm. AWANA will kick off again in September.
Preschool – Kindergarten
This Sun, July 30 – God can do amazing things in any situation.
Next Sun, Aug 6 – Loving people when it’s hard to do.

Grades 1-5

This Sun, July 30 – Mary & Martha ask Jesus to heal Lazarus (John 11:1-44); The Point – We pray for our families.
Next Sun, Aug 6 – Abraham & Lot work out their differences (Genesis 13:1-18); The Point – God helps us get along with our families.

MIDWAY (grades 6-8)
Morph: Becoming who God made me to be. Wednesdays from 6:15-8pm
MORPH will kick off again in September.

Tackling tough questions about God, myself, and others. Sundays during 10am worship in the Youth Room.
This Sun, July 30 – Will life ever get better? (Genesis 39:1-6); The Point – Make the best of a situation.
Next Sun, Aug 6 – Can I take a vacation from God? (Genesis 39:6-23); The Point – Integrity: Always being true to yourself in Christ.

(grades 9-12)
Hang Out: Sunday Nights from 6-8pm in the Solid Rock Lodge at Lord of Life
This Sun, July 30 – NO HANG OUT – returning from mission trip
Next Sun, Aug 6 – at the Stevens’ House (41W004 Mulhern Dr, Elburn)

Pick up the full list of summer Hang Out locations in the lobby. Questions? Contact Brian at or (630) 513-5325 x140.

If you have any questions about children’s or youth ministry, please contact Brian Zielke at or (630) 513-5325 x140.