Weekly Connect for Sun, Apr 10, 2016

Now Accepting Leadership Nominations!
Nominations are currently being taken for openings on the Board of Elders, Executive Board positions. If you, or someone you know are feeling the call to serve in one of these positions, please contact one of the members of the Nominating Committee: Jan Berg curtberg407@att.net, Dorcey Bartholomew bart22@mchsi.com, Kerry Gain kgain89@gmail.com or Leslie DiFiglio lvdifiglio@gmail.com. Otherwise, we invite you to fill out the back of the Connection Card with the names of those you would like to nominate.

New! Worship Night at Lord of Life!
Come join us for a night of worship led by our high school youth on Fri, April 29 at 7pm. All ages are invited. There will be refreshments and goodies to enjoy. “Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth. Worship the Lord with gladness.” Psalm 100:1-2.

Discipleship: The Key to Abundant Living in Jesus
Saturday Morning Men – next meeting on Sat, Apr 16 from 7:30-9am. The resurrection inspired the disciples to live a full and exciting life in Jesus, beyond anything they could have imagined. How can we experience that same kind of abundant living today with the Lord? If you’re struggling and searching for a better life, this meeting is for you. If you want your life to have real purpose and meaning, this meeting is for you. If you’re looking to take your relationship with Jesus to the next level, this meeting is definitely for you. Join us for “Discipleship: The Key to Abundant Living” and enjoy a great message and fellowship with the guys over coffee and donuts. You’ll be glad you did! For more information, contact Brian Griffin at brianmgriffin1@gmail.com.

Save the Date for the 20s & 30s Spring Dinner
If you’re in your 20s or 30s, you’re invited to a dinner gathering at Angela and Adam Spore’s house on Fri, May 6 from 5:30-8pm. The address is 1N971 Mulhern Drive, Elburn, IL 60119. Kids are welcome too! Sign up on the Connection Card or online to let us know you’re coming. For more info contact Pastor Matt at matt@lolchurch.net.

Come Play Golf on Monday Evenings
You’re invited to play golf with other people from church on Monday evenings this summer starting Mon, Apr 25. Men and women are welcome. We’ll meet each Monday at Hughes Creek Golf Club and tee off at 4:45pm. Cost is $17 to walk or $25 to ride for 9 holes. 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?
Start Here is the new membership class being offered on Sun, Apr 24 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.

April is Pro-Life Missions Month
This month we support two of our pro-life missions: TLC Pregnancy Services in Elgin and our newest mission partner, Fox Valley Pregnancy Center, located in South Elgin. Both assist women with unplanned pregnancies and empowers them to make healthy, life-affirming decisions through education and compassionate support services. All loose change for this month will support both missions. You are also invited to attend the Annual Fundraising Banquet on Thu, Apr 28, at The Seville in Streamwood to support and continue the mission of TLC Pregnancy Services. Pam Tebow, the mother of former NFL Quarterback Tim Tebow, will be the guest speaker. Seating starts at 6:30pm and the program ends at 9:00pm. If you would like to attend this banquet, please contact Robin Mathieu at remathieu@mchsi.com.

Serving at the Elburn Food Pantry Dinner
We’ve added another Elburn Food Pantry Dinner Event. Mark your calendar for the 2nd Friday in April and October. On Thu, Apr 14 from 5-7pm, we provide the meal for those who use  the Elburn Food Pantry. 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.

Serve at Beautiful U Ministries
Please join us for an opportunity to serve at Beautiful U Resale Shop on Mon, Apr 18. 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. Sign up on the Connection Card. There is also an urgent need for volunteers to serve on a regular basis, weekdays from 4-6pm. Visit beautifuluministries.org or contact Amy Blackford for more info at (651) 238-9374 or amy.blackford@gmail.com.

Ready to be Confirmed?
We have scheduled a Confirmation Sunday to encourage youth to take steps on the path to a personal confession of faith. We will celebrate confirmations during worship on Sun, May 15.  For more information on confirmation at Lord of Life visit www.lolchurch.net/confirmation or contact Brian Zielke at bzielke@lolchurch.net or (630) 513-5325 x140.

Basic Training for Confirmation
Get trained on the basics of faith and life. There are four sessions: 1) Discovering the Bible, 2) Encountering Jesus, 3) Living on Purpose, and 4) Searching for Truth. Completion of all four sessions is an expectation for confirmation. For more on confirmation go to www.lolchurch.net/confirmation or contact Brian at (630) 513-5325 x140. Basic Training sessions are offered once/month on Saturdays from 9am-12pm. The next session will be “Searching for Truth” on Sat, Apr 16 in the youth room. No sign up necessary. Just show up!

Pick Up Artwork in the Church Office Lobby
Thanks to all who participated in our art show. Please pick up your masterpiece in the church office lobby area. To make other arrangements please contact Curt Berg at cberg@lolchurch.net or (630) 513-5325 x131.

Beth Moore is Coming to Chicago!
Living Proof Live with Beth Moore is coming to Chicago. Beth Moore will be in Hoffman Estates at The Sears Centre Arena on Sept 17, 2016. The event begins at 9:30am and concludes at 4:15pm. Early registration for the event is $59 through May 20th. Women’s Ministry would like to coordinate a carpool to the event. If you are interested in attending, please purchase your ticket through LifeWay events at (800) 254-2022, or online through their website at lifeway.com. Please be sure to email Becky Fair at rrubeck@hotmail.com or call at (630) 365-3294 to let her know you are interested in attending. More information about carpooling will be available closer to the event.

AWANA:
Wednesdays from 6:15-8pm. Kids and friends are always welcome to join!
This Wed, Apr 13 – Sunglasses Night
Next Wed, Apr 20 – Cartoon Character Night – Last Handbook Time

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, Apr 10 – The Hour of Darkness
Next Sun, Apr 17 – Jesus has Risen!

Grades 1-5
This Sun, Apr 10 – Jesus empowers His friends (Acts 1:3-11); The Point – We tell others about Jesus.
Next Sun, Apr 17 – Moses leads the Israelites through the Red Sea (Exodus 13:17-14:31); The Point – True heroes give God the credit.

MIDWAY (grades 6-8) www.lolchurch.net/midway
Morph: Becoming who God made me to be. Wednesdays from 6:15-8pm
This Wed, Apr 13 – The Hour of Darkness
Next Wed, Apr 20 – The Resurrection
Grapple: Tackling tough questions about God, myself, and others. Sundays during 10am worship in the Youth Room.
This Sun, Apr 10 – Was it a trick? (Matthew 27:57-28:15); The Point – Jesus came back to life.
Next Sun, Apr 17 – How do I know? (Luke 24:36-49); The Point – Witnesses saw the risen Lord.

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, Apr 10 – Live It Up
Next Sun, April 17 – Day of Dialogue

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