Weekly Connect for Sun, June 7, 2015

Give Life, Give Blood This Sunday, June 7
This Sunday, June 7 is our Blood Drive. If you haven’t signed up already, just stop by Cup of Life Cafe and we’ll get you signed up right away. Thanks for your life-giving contribution.

Learn About Being a Handler This Sun, June 7
Chloe Comfort Dog is a bridge that opens doors for us to serve Jesus. Learn more during worship this Sun, June 7, on becoming involved in the comfort dog ministry as one of Chloe’s handlers. Need Comfort? If you are experiencing a stressful life situation, Chloe Comfort Dog can comfort you during an illness, death of a loved one, job loss, shut in visit, or challenging family circumstances. Visits are subject to handler availability. There is never a charge for a comfort dog visit. Please check the Connection Card to request a visit and someone will contact you. For more info, please contact Sandi Kessler at sandi.kessler@sbcglobal.net

Still Time to Join Pastor Matt’s Summer All-Church Study
If you missed this Wednesday, there is still time to register for the God Connects course with Pastor Matt. Register on the Connection Card or online at http://bit.ly/1FaRWRg. This Wednesday we’ll discuss why the Bible is a critical component to having a relationship with God. We’ll also learn why the Bible is uniquely authoritative when compared to other sacred texts. Class starts at 6:30pm. For more info, contact Pastor Matt at matt@lolchurch.net.

Serve the Lord Outside this Summer!
One way to keep looking good is to keep at it. Would you be willing to help with landscaping at Lord of Life Church? We could use your help in the following ways: lawn mowing, pulling weeds, picking up debris and weed whacking. Please sign up on your Connection Card and we’ll be in touch. Thanks so much! For more info please contact Curt Berg (630) 513-5325 x131 or cberg@lolchurch.net

Support Our June Mission of the Month
TLC Pregnancy Services in Elgin offers medical, spiritual, emotional and material support at no cost to women facing crisis pregnancy situations. They proudly share the good news of Jesus with all who enter their doors. They provide pregnancy diagnosis, ultrasound services and counseling with the love of Jesus. TLC provides mothers in need with diapers, formula, baby items, food and maternity clothes. For more info, please contact Robin Mathieu at remathieu@mchsi.com.

Join the Summer Bible Study for Women
Join this group of women who will meet on Tuesdays from 7-8:30am at Lord of Life starting Tue, June 9 to study Quenched: Christ’s Living Water for a Thirsty Soul. Author Donna Pyle writes from first-hand experience to both new and longtime Christians going through spiritual dehydration. Regardless of the state you’re in, you will be led to the life-giving waters of Christ’s grace, mercy, and hope that quench the parched soul. Sign up on the Connection Card. Questions? Contact Leslie DiFiglio at lvdifiglio@gmail.com or (630) 443-8534.

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, June 9 – South Mill Creek Park at 1S455 Wyatt Dr, Geneva
  • Tue, June 16 – Prairie Park at Third and North St (near the library) 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.

MidWay Youth Pool Party
Sun, June 28 from 2-4pm at the Branstad’s house (478 Prairieview Dr, Geneva). For youth going into grade 6-8 and their families. Bring a swimsuit, towel, and snack to share. Questions? Contact Brian Zielke bzielke@lolchurch.net.

Sign Up for Vacation Bible School
Join us this summer from July 20-24 for our “Journey Off the Map” VBS for children preschool (age 3) through grade 5! Each evening a family dinner will start at 5:15pm, followed by the program from 6-8pm. There will even be a class for parents Mon-Wed! Cost is $25/family. Friday night pizza is an additional $5/family. Register in the lobby or online at www.lolchurch.net/vbs. Youth and adults are invited to serve. We need help with meals, crafts, games, nursery, check-in, group leaders, and group assistants. Please sign up to serve on the Connection Card or email Mary Miller at marymmiller@mediacombb.net.

Family Movie Night at Lord of Life
Join us for a Family Movie Night on Fri, June 12 at 6pm and get a sneak peak of our “Journey Off the Map” VBS! We’re showing “The Lost Adventure: Journey off the Map.” The movie is FREE! Concessions will be available for purchase. Come early at 5:30pm for a pizza dinner prior to showtime. Cost of the dinner is $10/family, which includes pizza, salad, and beverage. Sign up on the Connection Card or at www.lolchurch.net/movie. Questions? Please contact Mary Miller at (630) 365-2205 or marymmiller@mediacombb.net.

Help Make Quilts with Quilters of the King
We are currently making quilts for the new Ronald McDonald House at Central DuPage Hospital. After that, we will be making baby quilts for the pregnancy center. This winter we donated 12 baby quilts to one of the centers we support. We are in need of batting to finish all these quilts. We use an ecru batting that is folded in bags that can be found at JoAnn’s Fabrics in all sizes. We can always use regular white thread. We thank you for your support for all the years we have been quilting. We meet on Thursday mornings at 9am if you would like to join us. No sewing skills are required, there are many jobs and we can use your help. For more info please contact Pamela McLane (630) 879-0989.

Voter’s Meeting Next Sun, June 14
All members are invited to attend the summer Voter’s Meeting on Sun, June 14, in the Family Life Center immediately after the 10am worship service. The agenda will be available for you to pick up at the back of the Family Life Center on Sun, June 7. Pastor Matt will give an update on ministry and we’ll vote to elect new leaders in the church. Please plan to attend. For more info contact Pastor Matt at matt@lolchurch.net.

Sunday School
Living our faith from the inside out, 24/7. Sundays during 10am worship. Check in is located in the lobby. *We will promote kids to their new grade levels on Sun, Jun 7 during Sunday School.
*This Sun, June 7 – God created people (Genesis 1:26-2:25)
Next Sun, June 14 – Sin entered the world (Genesis 3:1-24)
Kindergarten-Grade 5
*This Sun, June 7 – Grade level promotions!
Next Sun, June 14 – Bezalel the master craftsman (Exodus 35-36)
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, June 7 – Do I have to be a Jesus freak? (Revelation 3:14-22); The Point – Love God with all I am.
Next Sun, June 14 – Do I have to like everyone? (Acts 7:51-60); The Point – Love others as myself.

HighWay (grades 9-12) www.lolchurch.net/highway
Hang Out Building friendships with Jesus and each other. Sundays from 6-8pm.
*NO Hang Out June 21 (Father’s Day) through July 7.
This Sun, June 7 – FREE Concert with the band “Lost and Found.” www.speedwood.com at Immanuel Downers Grove. Meet at Lord of Life at 3pm to ride together. Bring a jar of peanut butter or can of tuna to donate to Immanuel’s food pantry. We will be back by 8pm.
Next Sun, June 14 – Hang Out at Zielke’s (221 E Shannon St, Elburn) from 6-8pm
*NO Hang Out from June 21 (Father’s Day) through July 7.
We will start back up on Sun, July 12 meeting at homes this summer. Go to www.lolchurch.net/highway for 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.