Weekly Connect for Sun, May 31, 2015

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.

Voter’s Meeting on Sun, Jun 14
All members are invited to attend the summer Voter’s Meeting on Sun, Jun 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.

Give Blood, Give Life
Sign up this Sunday for our quarterly Blood Drive coming Sun, June 7. Help save a life. We have a special incentive this time. When we surpass our goal by 25% Lord of Life Church will receive a $100 gas card. If you come to give blood you’ll each receive a $5 Subway gift card. Our goal is 37 donors. Let’s go above and beyond that goal. Sign-up at the lobby display this Sunday, May 31. Online sign-ups are also available at: https://ht.heartlandbc.org/donor/schedules/drive_schedule/2026236. Walk-ins always welcome. For more info please contact Judy Yant (630) 294-4328.

Interested in Serving God with Chloe Comfort Dog?
Do you love to interact with people? Do you have a servant’s heart, hands and a listening ear? Do you feel compassion for those who are struggling with life issues and need God’s love? Chloe Comfort Dog is a bridge that opens doors for us to serve Jesus. If interested you can learn more during worship on Sun, Jun 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

Register Online for Pastor Matt’s All-Church Bible Class
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 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.

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.

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.

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, Jun 4 from 6:30-8:30pm. Admission is $5.50, which includes standard skate rental. Questions? Contact Brian Zielke at bzielke@lolchurch.net or (630) 513-5325 x140.

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.

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 volunteers to help. Please sign up on the Connection Card or email Mary Miller at marymmiller@mediacombb.net.

Join Us for Faith Night at 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
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.

Preschoolers

This Sun, May 31 – God created the world (Genesis 1:1-25)
Next Sun, June 7 – God created people (Genesis 1:26-2:25)

Kindergarten-Grade 5
This Sun, May 31 – Parable of the unmerciful servant (Matthew 18:21-35)
Next Sun, June 7 – Promotion Sunday
AWANA: Because kids matter to God. 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
MidWay Youth Pool Party
Sun, Jun 28 from 2-4pm at the Branstad’s house (478 Prairieview Dr, Geneva)for youth going into 6th-8th grade and their families. Bring a swimsuit, towel, and snack to share. Questions? Contact Brian Zielke (see info below).

MORPH: Becoming Who God Made Me to Be. Thanks to all of the leaders, parents, and youth for a great year of Morph! Registration for 2015/2016 will be on Wed, Aug 26 at 6pm. 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 31 – Was Jesus “All that”? (Luke 24:13-35)
Next Sun, June 7 – Do I have to be a Jesus freak? (Revelation 3:14-22)

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. We will start back up on July 12 meeting at homes for the rest of summer.  If you are interested in hosting Hang Out at your house, please contact Brian Zielke at bzielke@lolchurch.net or (630) 513-5325 x140.

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