Weekly Connect for Sun, Aug 9, 2015

Save the Date for the Ministry Kickoff Sunday, Aug 30!
Please save the date for a special ministry kickoff celebration on Sun, Aug 30 during worship at 8:30am & 10am. It is our primary vision casting event of the second half of the year. In addition to a time of worship, Pastor Matt will share several ministry updates and where we are headed in for the remainder of 2015.

Get Away for a Weekend with Your Family
Interested in an opportunity to spend quality time as a family with freedom from everyday distractions? Lake Geneva Youth Camp offers a Labor Day weekend Family Camp experience combining family worship time, free time for recreation activities and great all-you-can-eat meals. The experience begins Fri, Sep 4 with evening registration and continues through mid-day Mon, Sep 7. Family Camp is a great chance to strengthen connections with family and God and can be a life-changing experience whether your children are young or old. For more details, contact Gary and Holly Meyer at glmhcm@msn.com or (630) 443-8316 or look online for info and registration at www.lgyc.org/family.

Sign-Up This Sunday to Donate Blood
Sign up this Sunday to give blood at our next blood drive on Sun, Aug 16 from 7:30-11:30am. Visit our lobby display to sign-up for a specific slot. If you’re not sure when you’ll be available, just come on in and we’ll be glad to get you all set up. What a gift of life as we give blood to save others! It’s a gift that keeps on giving. For more info please contact Judy Yant at (630) 294-4328.

Register for AWANA and Join Us for Ice Cream!
AWANA registration for the 2015-2016 school year (age 3-grade 5) will be held on Wed, Aug 26 from 6-7:30pm. There will be ice cream too! Please bring a topping to share. Online registration is also available at www.lolchurch.net/awana. AWANA will kick off this fall on Wed, Sep 9 at 6:15pm. Please contact Brian Zielke if you have any questions at bzielke@lolchurch.net or (630) 513-5325 x140

High School Juniors, Seniors and Parents, Embrace the Unknown on a Mystery Retreat
Up for the Unknown is a mystery retreat for high school upperclassmen (juniors & seniors) that will take place from Sat, Sep 12 through Sun, Sep 13. 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 and connect with God! 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 www.lolchurch.net/highway. The deadline to sign up is Sun, Sep 6.

Interested in Membership at Lord of Life?
The next Start Here new membership class is on Sun, Aug 30, from 11:30am-1:30pm. Pastor Matt will share the mission, vision and values of the church and answer your questions. Childcare and lunch are provided. This is also for people who simply want to know more about Lord of Life Church. Sign up on the Connection Card. Questions, contact Pastor Matt at matt@lolchurch.net.

Did You Know Online Giving is Available?
You can give your tithe or offering online at www.lolchurch.net. Click on the Give button in the main menu. It’s a convenient way to give, especially in the summer. For questions about online giving, contact Bob Boynton at bboynton@att.net.

Serve at Beautiful U Ministries on Mon, Aug 17
Please join us for an opportunity to serve at Beautiful U Resale Shop on Mon, Aug 17. We will 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. Sign up on the Connection Card or online. Contact Amy Blackford for more info at (651) 238-9374 or amy.blackford@gmail.com.

Help Paint the Upper Level
Could you help lend a hand by helping us paint the upper level this summer? Our goal is to paint all 19 rooms upstairs. Please sign up on your Connection Card or for more info contact Curt Berg cberg@lolchurch.net or (630) 715-2674.

Can You Help Serve in the Nursery Once a Month?
There is a need for a nursery volunteer on the third Sunday of the month at the 8:30am service. Training will be provided. If you’re interested in caring for our youngest worshippers and being a part of this fantastic team, please contact Emily Zielke at mrs.zielke@gmail.com.

Tuesday Play Dates at Parks
Looking for something fun to do with the kids this summer? Connect with other families at different area parks on Tuesdays at 10am. Upcoming locations are…
Tue, Aug 11 – Dryden Park in Geneva (across from Sunset Pool)
Tue, Aug 18 – Headwaters Park on Beith Rd in Elburn

If there is a threat of inclement weather, we will not meet. Pick up the full list of dates and locations at the Connect Cart in the lobby. Questions? Contact Emily Varsho at (847) 452-5681 or emily.varsho@gmail.com.

We’re Getting Close to Our Goal for a New Parking Lot!
Are you able to fulfill your 25 Years and Beyond pledge early? Or are you able make a special contribution to the campaign? So far we’ve donated $275,000 to the campaign and we are getting closer and closer to our goal of $300,000 to then begin work on the parking lot this fall. You can make a donation online at www.lolchurch.net and click on the Give button at the top. For more info, contact Pastor Matt at matt@lolchurch.net.

Support Our August Mission of the Month
Wycliffe Bible Translators is dedicated to translating and delivering Scripture to people around the globe in their own native language. We support Wycliffe missionaries John and Bonnie Nystrom who are serving eleven language groups in Papua New Guinea by training Papua New Guineans to translate the Bible into their own languages, coaching them through the translation process, and equipping them to pass on their skills to more translators from some of the 300 language groups in Papua New Guinea that still have no Scripture at all. Learn more at www.wycliffe.org or contact Cathy Geiger at cgeiger@aavextechnology.com.

Sunday School
Living our faith from the inside out, 24/7. Sundays during 10am worship. Check in is located in the lobby.

This Sun, Aug 9
– God’s love changes us forever (Luke 19:1-8)

Kindergarten-Grade 5
Current Theme – “The Big 10” focused on the Ten Commandments
This Sun, Aug 9 – Nathan gives David a message from God (2 Samuel 12:1-6); The Point – We’re content with what God gives us.

AWANA: Registration for 2015/2016 will be on Wed, Aug 26 at 6pm. AWANA will kick off again in the fall on Wed, Sep 9!

MidWay (grades 6-8) www.lolchurch.net/midway
MORPH: Next season will premiere on Wed, Sep 9.
GRAPPLE: Tackling Tough Questions about God, Myself, and Others. Sundays during 10am worship in the Youth Room
This Sun, Aug 9 – What if I’m asked to do something wrong? (Acts 5:17-42); The Point – I must honor God above all else.

(grades 9-12) www.lolchurch.net/highway
Hang Out Building friendships with Jesus and each other. Sundays from 6-8pm.
This Sun, Aug 9 – at the Stevens’ house (41W004 Mulhern Dr, Elburn)
Check out www.lolchurch.net/highway for updates on summer locations.

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