Weekly Connect for Sun, May 10, 2015

Mother’s Day Brunch
Sun, May 10 from 9am-Noon in the Solid Rock Lodge. Enjoy good food and fellowship while avoiding the restaurant rush and supporting Lord of Life’s youth ministry. Free will donations will be accepted.

Date Night with Pastor Matt and Amy
Invest in your marriage and join Pastor Matt and Amy for a fun Date Night on Fri, Jun 5 from 6:30-8:30 pm. The cost is $10 per couple, please sign up on the Connection Card. Please indicate if you need childcare and the children’s ages.  If you are interested in helping with childcare (middle school and high school students are welcome) or the evening activities, please mark the Connection Card or contact Mary Miller marymmiller@mediacombb.net.

Join Us for the Kane County Cougars Game
On Monday, June 8, at 6:30 pm for All Faiths Night. Tickets are $5 for bleacher (with backs) seats. Grab your family, friends, and neighbors and then come to the ballpark for a fun evening of baseball, food, and fellowship. Tickets will be for sale in the lobby on May 17, 24, and 31. Please plan to pick up your tickets on Sunday, June 7. If you have any questions, please contact Mary Miller marymmiller@mediacombb.net. Hope to see you there!

Sign Up for Family Movie Night and Vacation Bible School
Join us for a Family Movie Night on Fri, Jun 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. Also, join us this summer from July 20-24 for our “Journey Off the Map” VBS for children preschool (age 3) through 5th grade! Each evening a family dinner will start at 5:15pm, followed by the program from 6-8pm. 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.

Come Find Out More About Kairos Torch
Here is opportunity for you to grow in faith and build service muscles on a short term missions trip as close as St. Charles IL. Kairos Torch is an ecumenical mission of volunteers that share the love of Christ with the young men at the Illinois Youth Center St. Charles by putting on spiritual retreat weekends and mentoring. The short term missions trip will bring you joy, help you grow spiritually, and fulfill some of what Christ has asked each of us to do for Him. No special skills required other than a prompting of the Holy Spirit, membership in a Bible-believing Church, and a willingness to be used by God. Kairos Torch will be holding an informational meeting at Lord of Life on Sat, May 16, 9:30 to 11:45am. For more info please contact Carlos Baez at (630) 306-1989.

Come Play Golf on Monday Evenings
You’re invited to play golf with other people from church on Monday evenings this summer starting Mon, May 11. Men and women are welcome. We’ll meet each Monday at Hughes Creek Golf Club and tee off at 5:15pm. Come enjoy the warmer weather and fellowship with God’s people. For more info contact Scott Cole at scottcole1299@sbcglobal.net.

Interested in Membership at Lord of Life?
The Start Here new membership class that was cancelled earlier this month, has been rescheduled for Sun, Jun 7, 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. Please sign up for this class on the Connection Card. If you have any questions, contact Pastor Matt at matt@lolchurch.net.

Hire a Youth Servant Crew
Could you use some help with a project at home? Hire a Youth Servant Crew this spring and help send them to Lead THE Cause (www.leadthecause.org) this summer where they will be equipped, encouraged, and energized to make disciples! Whether cleaning, painting, yardwork, or anything else that could use a crew, the youth want to serve you!  Contact Brian Zielke at bzielke@lolchurch.net or (630) 513-5325 x140 to discuss the details.

During worship on Sun, May 17, we will recognize and pray for those who have graduated or will be graduating this school year.  If that is you, please plan to be there and encourage other graduates to come to worship that day to receive a special blessing and gift!

Join Pastor Matt for a Summer Bible Study: God Connects
Pastor Matt will be teaching an 11-week Bible study this summer called God Connects: How to Have a Relationship With God. This class is for people who already have a relationship with God and want to go deeper. If you don’t have a relationship with God, this class is for you too. We’ll meet on Wednesday evenings from 6:30-8pm beginning June 3-August 19. Pastor Matt will teach, lead group discussion, make time for Q&A and give practical applications to apply directly to your life. Sign up this Sunday on the Connection Card. Childcare will be provided so if you have children ages 0-5th grade, be sure to clearly mark it on the Connection Card. Part of growing as a disciple of Christ is being exposed to God’s teaching so make time for God’s Word this summer with your Pastor. For more info contact Pastor Matt at matt@lolchurch.net or (630) 513-5325 x130.

May is India Missions Month
This month we support all three of our India Missions. Children of Faith Orphanage in Vizag cares for over 100 orphans teaching them about the love of Jesus since 2003 led by Anand and Rosie Thandu. Gilgal Gospel Missions in Chennai is led by Christobel Russelliah, reaching the remote Hindu villages with the good news of Jesus. Today, Gilgal has a church, a theological seminary, a children’s home and school along with building and nurturing 28 churches in the countryside. New Life Missions is located in Hyderabad, where Pastor PJ Honoch, leads two churches and focuses on church planting and outreach. For more info about all three of our India missions, please contact Robin Mathieu at remathieu@mchsi.com.

Sunday School
Learning to live our faith from the inside out, 24/7. Sundays during 10am worship. Check-in is located in the lobby.
This Sun, May 10 – Mother’s Day surprise
Next Sun, May 17 – God’s servant

Kindergarten-Grade 5
This Sun, May 10 – Mother’s Day surprise
Next Sun, May 17 – God spares Nineveh (Jonah 3); The Point – God forgives us when we turn away from sin.

AWANA: Because kids matter to God. Wednesdays from 6:15-8pm. Thanks to all of the leaders, parents, and kids for a great year of 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: Becoming Who God Made Me to Be, and having Fun in the Process!
Wednesdays from 6:15-8pm. Season finale on May 20. 5th graders are welcome to join us for the remainder of the year. 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, May 10 – Why does Jesus always say “I tell you the truth”? (John 8:31-59); The Point – Jesus IS the Truth
Next Sun, May 17 – Was Jesus a wacko? (John 5:16-30); The Point – Jesus IS God.

HighWay (grades 9-12) www.lolchurch.net/highway
Hang Out Building friendships with Jesus and each other. Sundays from 6-8pm.
Current topic – “God Connects” www.lhm.org/godconnects
This Sun, May 10 – NO HANG OUT – Mother’s Day
Next Sun, May 17 – 8th graders invited to Hang Out

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