Weekly Connect for Sun, May 17, 2015

Register Online for Pastor Matt’s All-Church Bible ClassPastor 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 or online. Childcare will be provided so if you have children ages 0-5th grade, be sure to clearly mark it on the Connection Card. For more info contact Pastor Matt at matt@lolchurch.net or (630) 513-5325 x130.

Confirmation Celebration
Today we celebrate with the following youth as they publicly profess their faith in Jesus Christ through the rite of confirmation: Talie Byers, Lauren Deaton, Adam Fahnestock, Ashlyn Klecka, Devin Landers, and Lindsey Norman.  Learn more about our beliefs and practices concerning confirmation at www.lolchurch.net or contact Brian Zielke at (630) 513-5325 x140.

Graduates!
During worship this morning, we will recognize and pray for those who have graduated or will be graduating this school year. Please see Brian Zielke to receive a special gift!

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.

Youth and Family Skate Night at Funway
All youth (grades 6-12) and families are invited to meet at Funway in Batavia (www.funway.com) for a Christian music skate night on Thu, June 4 from 6:30-8:30pm. Admission is $5.50, which includes standard skate rental. This is a great opportunity to invite friends and celebrate the start of summer! Questions? Contact Brian Zielke at bzielke@lolchurch.net or (630) 513-5325 x140.

Come Play Golf on Monday Evenings
You’re invited to play golf with other people from church on Monday evenings this summer. 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.

Help Care for Our Little Tykes in the Nursery
Nursery needs a few new volunteers to care for the Lord of Life little ones during the 8:30 service. If you are willing to serve the Lord in this way please contact Emily Zielke at 630.818.7533 or mrs.zielke@gmail.com

Thanks for a Great Mother’s Day Brunch
The Mother’s Day brunch last Sunday was a great success! We had 13 youth and 8 adults team up to prepare and serve the brunch, more than 150 stayed to eat, and we raised over $1,200 for our youth ministry! A big thanks to everyone who served, ate, and gave generously.

Thank You—Your Love is Amazing
Thanks to you, the freezer in the Cup of Life Cafe is filled with meals for our community. We expressed a need and you came through in a huge way.

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.

May is India Missions Month
This month we support all three of our India Missions. Children of Faith Orphanage in Vizag, Gilgal Gospel Missions in Chennai and New Life Missions is located in Hyderabad. For more info about all three of our India missions, please contact Robin Mathieu at remathieu@mchsi.com.

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. Also, join us this summer from Jul 20-24 for our “Journey Off the Map” VBS for children preschool (age 3) through 5th grade! There will even be a class for parents Mon-Wed! 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 on the Connection Card or email Mary Miller at marymmiller@mediacombb.net.

Join Us for the Kane County Cougars Game
On Mon, Jun 8, at 6:30 pm for All Faiths Night at the Kane County Cougars stadium. Tickets are $5 for bleacher (with backs) seats. Tickets will be for sale in the lobby on May 17, 24, and 31. Please plan to pick up your tickets on Sun, Jun 7. Questions? Contact Mary Miller marymmiller@mediacombb.net.

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

Kindergarten-Grade 5
This Sun, May 17 – God spares Nineveh (Jonah 3).
Next Sun, May 24 – Jesus forgives the woman caught in sin (John 8:1-11). 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!

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, Jun 2 – Mt Saint Mary Park on Prairie St (east of Rt 31) in St Charles
Tue, Jun 9 – South Mill Creek Park at 1S455 Wyatt Dr, Geneva
Tue, Jun 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 (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 17 – Was Jesus a wacko? (John 5:16-30)
Next Sun, May 24 – Was Jesus a sinner? (Matthew 12:1-14)
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 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.