Weekly Connect for Sun, Oct 18, 2015

Laser Tag Youth Event
All youth grades 6-12 are invited to bring friends for this epic laser tag battle on Fri, Nov 6 from 6-11pm. The event includes a message at Lord of Life; then a bus ride to Luigi’s Pizza & Fun Center in Aurora for laser tag, pizza, and pop. It’s the largest multi-level laser tag arena in Illinois! Turn in form (available at the Connect Cart) and $30 due Wed, Nov 4th. Only 50 spots available! Questions? Contact Brian Zielke at (630) 513-5325 x140 or bzielke@lolchurch.net.

Fall Fun for Families at Kingdom Fest
Join us on Wed, Oct 28 from 6:30-8pm for an unforgettable family experience! At Kingdom Fest, we will enjoy games, activities, prizes, and an interactive drama – all while celebrating Jesus’ love and discovering that no matter what, Jesus is with us. So put on a costume and bring your friends and family! Invitations are available at the Connect Cart in the lobby. There are also many opportunities to serve. Sign up to serve on the Connection Card. Candy and supply donations will be collected in the lobby starting Sun, Oct 11. Questions? Contact Brian Zielke at bzielke@lolchurch.net or (630) 513-5325 x140.

New Women’s Study Starts This Tuesday on Parenting

Ladies, Join Denise Murphy and Lynda Walker (co-leaders) for a new study called Parenting: When It Gets Challenging. Topics include keeping a proper perspective, why discipline, making the most of teachable moments and spiritual parenting. This 5-week class will be on Tuesday nights at 7-8:30pm from Oct 20-Nov17. The class will finish the week before Thanksgiving week! Study book will be $7. If you’re interested, sign up on the Connection Card. For more info, contact Denise at (630) 854-2357 or dmurphy939@comcast.net.

Five Wishes Workshop is Back By Popular Demand
Five Wishes is changing the way America talks about and plans for care at the end of life or in life-changing circumstances. Five Wishes meets the legal requirements in 42 states and is useful in all 50. Five Wishes Workshop is scheduled for Sun, Oct 25 from 11:30am-1:30pm with lunch all for a low fee of $5/person. What will you get for your $5 entry fee? Lunch, Five Wishes booklet, priceless presentation moderated by Bob Fredericksen. Please sign up on your Connection Card or online at www.lolchurch.net/5wishes.

Ladies, Enjoy A “Faith-Building” Movie Night Out!
On, Tue, Oct 27 at 7pm, Chonda Pierce’s Movie “Laughing in the Dark” will be playing at the Randall 15 Theater in Batavia. We’ll meet at the theater at 6:30pm. You can check out her movie trailer online at fandango.com. She is a Christian comedian who has been through many ups and downs in her life. She recently lost her husband and has been a speaker at the Hearts at Home conference in Bloomington, IL. Please sign up on the Connection Card. For more info contact Becky Fair at rrubeck@hotmail.com.

Can You Help?
Please visit the Solid Rock Lodge on Sunday and sign up to bring fresh fruits or vegetables to be served on Sunday mornings. You’re help would be greatly appreciated. Questions? Mary Miller at marymmiller@mediacombb.net.

Serving at the Elburn Food Pantry Dinner
It’s time again for Lord of Life Church to provide a meal for our community on Thu, Oct 29 from 5-7pm. The main entree will be Pulled Pork sandwiches from Ream’s Meat Market. Please register online or check your Connection Card to provide food items or offer your services. It’s a great way to connect people with Jesus and to serve together. For more info please contact Chris Christopher at (630) 391-8728.

You’re Invited to a Dinner With Gilgal Gospel Mission
Gilgal (India) is a mission partner of Lord of Life Church. You are cordially invited to the annual banquet of Sat, Oct 24 at 6pm at Parkview Church, 764 St. Charles Road, Glen Ellyn, IL 60137. Hear a special mission field update from Christobel, Founder of Gilgal Gospel Mission. If you’re interested in attending, please contact Cathy Geiger at cgeiger@aavextechnology.com.

Support Our October Mission of the Month
Faithlife Ministries was founded in 2001 by former Lord of Life members, Barry and Kim Voss. It is a ministry that trains and equips Christian leaders in the mission field worldwide. Barry recently wrote us saying, “I just wanted to thank you again for the support of your church for our ministry.  We certainly appreciate it and it is helping us reach more pastors, church leaders and nations with our training. Since my visit to LOL last year we have seen our training reach 9 new nations and our global trainer network expand to 46 trainers from 28 a year ago!” Learn more at http://faithlifeministries.net.

Serve at Beautiful U Ministries on Mon, Oct 19
Please join us for an opportunity to serve at Beautiful U Resale Shop on Mon, Oct 19. 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. Beautiful U is one of our official mission partners. They help provide Christian resources and housing to young moms in the local area. Sign up on the Connection Card or online. Contact Amy Blackford for more info at (651) 238-9374 or amy.blackford@gmail.com.

Ladies Night Out, Thu, Nov 5 at 6:30pm
Ladies, before the holiday madness happens, let’s get together for a ladies night out at Charlie Fox’s pizza in St. Charles on Thu, Nov 5 at 6:30pm. We’ll meet at the restaurant. Cost is $12 for unlimited pizza, pop and salad (includes gratuity). Sign up on the Connection Card. For more info and questions, contact Becky Fair, Women’s Ministry Leader, at rrubeck@hotmail.com.

Interested in Membership at Lord of Life?
Start Here is the new membership class being offered on Sun, Nov 15 from 11:30am-1:30pm. It’s also for anyone who has questions about the church or simply wants to know more about Lord of Life. Pastor Matt will share the history, mission, vision and values of the church. Membership at Lord of Life means that you’re ready to make this your church home and contribute to fulfill the mission of Connecting people with Jesus and each other! 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.

Serve at Lazarus House and Help the Poor
Every 3rd Thursday and 4th Friday Lord of Life serves at Lazarus House. This month the dates to serve are Thu, Oct 15 and Fri, Oct 23. If you’d like to provide a meal, bring a beverage, provide a side dish, make lunches, or spend the night, there’s something you can do to help those who are less fortunate than us. Want to be a part of the team? For more info please contact Chris Christopher at cchrist1956@gmail.com or (630) 391-8728.

Bless a Child in Need By Filling a Shoebox!
Since 1993, Operation Christmas Child has delivered gift-filled shoeboxes to over 124 million children affected by war, poverty, natural disasters, and other crises in more than 150 countries. Every shoebox gift you pack helps reach children worldwide with the Good News of God’s love and the true meaning of Christmas. Please visit the Operation Christmas Child display table in the Solid Rock Lodge. You will find everything you need there to start your adventure of making a special Christmas gift for a boy or girl somewhere around the world. Please return your shoeboxes to Lord of Life Church by Sun, Nov 22.

AWANA:
Wednesdays from 6:15-8pm. Kids and friends are always welcome to join!

This Wed, Oct 21 – Super Hero & Princess Night – Parents of Truth & Training Kids (grades 3-5) are invited to stay
Next Wed, Oct 28 – Kingdom Fest (see “Fun for Families” article for more info)

SUNDAY SCHOOL: Living our faith from the inside out, 24/7. Sundays during 10am worship. Check in is located in the lobby.
Preschool & Kindergarten
This Sun, Oct 18 – A strong man
Next Sun, Oct 25 – Two kind people
Grades 1-5
Current Theme – “Level Up: Good vs. Evil”
This Sun, Oct 18 – The armor of God (Ephesians 6:10-17); The Point – We wear the armor of God.
Next Sun, Oct 25 – Jesus gets His power from God (Matthew 12:22-29); The Point – We know Jesus is stronger than anything.

MIDWAY (grades 6-8) www.lolchurch.net/midway
Morph: Becoming who God made me to be. Wednesdays from 6:15-8pm
This Wed, Oct 21 – The Battle Begins
Next Wed, Oct 28 – Kingdom Fest – please arrive at 6pm to get ready to serve
Grapple: Tackling tough questions about God, myself, and others. Sundays during 10am worship in the Youth Room.
This Sun, Oct 18 – Are Christians always nice? (John 2:13-22); The Point – Love isn’t always nice.
Next Sun, Oct 25 – What if they’re a sandwich short of a picnic? (Ezekiel 4:1-17); The Point – Love others; don’t judge them.

HighWay (grades 9-12) www.lolchurch.net/highway
Hang Out: Building friendships with Jesus and each other. Sundays from 6-8pm in the youth room.
This Sun, Oct 18 – New Commands and a New Covenant
Next Sun, Oct 25 – Wandering

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